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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 21: (search)
, having made an arrangement to breakfast with Dr. Buckland, who asked a small party to meet us. July 3.—We went to Dr. Buckland's at nine, and found there Dr. Chalmers, his wife and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Burton, Mr. Lloyd, Professor of Political Economy, Dr. Barnes, Vice Dean of Christ Church, and one or two others. We breakfasted in Dr. Buckland's study, surrounded with the manuscripts of his Bridgewater Treatise, now in the press, organic remains of all sorts, and the books and parap failure of his strength, and the prospect of his final release, even within a few days or weeks. We dined at Mr. Senior's, Nassau W. Senior, the distinguished barrister and political economist, shortly before this period Professor of Political Economy at Oxford, and principal author of changes in the Poor Laws. Mr. Senior's Diaries, since published, show the variety of social and political information which made intercourse with him full of entertainment. with a party of about a dozen,
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 23: (search)
, —was in Paris. The season, of course, was dull, the Court absent, and little of interest in the local society. Mr. Ticknor, however, saw M. Quetelet and one or two other persons whom he was glad to know, and describes, in the following entry in his journal, the beginning of a delightful acquaintance with a charming circle. Journal. One day I passed very agreeably with the Marquis Arconati and his family, including the Count Arrivabene Count Giovanni Arrivabene, a writer on Political Economy. and two other Italian exiles. They live, except in winter, at the Castle of Gaesbeck, about eight miles from Brussels, a fine, large old pile of building, connected in history with the troubles of Holland, and full of recollections of that disastrous period. It is pleasantly situated on the edge of a valley, upon which it looks down, and there they live as happily as exiles can. They were all implicated in the revolutionary movements in Italy, of which Pellico, Confalonieri, etc., w