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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 13: (search)
and was continued until near dinner-time. Among other things, Mad. de Duras gave an account of her own escape and her mother's from Bordeaux for the United States, amidst the terrors of the Revolution; and finding that I was acquainted with Captain Forbes, who had materially assisted them to get on board an American vessel in the night, she charged me with many messages for him, and subsequently added a note of acknowledgment, which I delivered to its address personally the following summer on Milton Hill. Captain Forbes told me that he had already received other acknowledgments from her and her mother; her father, General Kersaint, having perished by the guillotine in the days of Terror. But, at last, it was time to go, and we went, the Prince first and I afterwards, not thinking to see him again. However, I did see him several times, but only once when the conversation was especially interesting, and this was again in the library of Mad. de Duras, the last time I saw her, and
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 23: (search)
itable, and comfortable style, as a bachelor. His sister, Lady Rancliffe,—now, I think, just about fifty,—pleasant and good-natured, is here on a visit to him. Mr. Forbes is, I should think, not far from the age of his sister, and has been for a great many years in the diplomatic service of England,—at Lisbon, Vienna, etc.,—but hlly the Saxons, know nothing about giving dinners, and give them rarely. Their amusements and intercourse all come in the evening. Another day we dined with Mr. Forbes very pleasantly; the dinner between five and six o'clock, quite in French style, but nobody at table except his secretary, Mr. Barnard, and Lady Rancliffe. Te had just received, rather awkwardly hung round his person. He bowed to us kindly, and then spoke to the minister who happened to be on his right hand. . .. . Mr. Forbes came next, and having spoken to the King presented me. The King asked me how long I meant to remain in Dresden, said he hoped I should find it agreeable, etc.,
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 24: (search)
sure but it was right. February 8.—I dined to-day at Mr. Forbes's, with only Jordan, the Prussian Minister, and Baron voess Circourt in our carriage and finished the evening at Mr. Forbes's. . . When we carried home the Circourts and set thedy, and now the conversation was very agreeably kept up, Mr. Forbes, Countess Stroganoff, Mad. de Zeschau, and two or three tion in everybody present to defend Elizabeth,—except in Mr. Forbes and myself,—which was curious, as two or three of them were Catholics. Mr. Forbes, apropos of this discussion, said that in his family they still preserve the autograph letter oll day long with sly pinches and privy nips, which last, Mr. Forbes said, were the very words of the letter. April 22.—ToPrincess Lowenstein and her sister Baroness Kahlden, and Mr. Forbes. Mr. Forbes outstayed them all, and at last bade us goodMr. Forbes outstayed them all, and at last bade us good by with a degree of feeling which I had not at all anticipated, notwithstanding his constant kindness to us. May 12.—
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
Flahault, Countess, 277. Fletcher, Miss, 279, 433and note, 434. Fletcher, Mrs., 279 and note, 433, 434. Florence, visits, 183. Follen, Dr., Charles, Professor at Harvard College, 351, 352, 338 note. Folsom, Charles, 389, 390. Forbes, Captain, 262. Forbes, Hon., Francis, 458, 459, 461, 463, 477, 478, 486, 489. Forbin, Count, 255, 257. Forster, Hofrath Friedrich, 493, 495. Forster, Professor, Karl, 475, 482. Fox, Colonel C. J., 408. Fox, Lady, Mary, 408, 409. Francisco, DonForbes, Hon., Francis, 458, 459, 461, 463, 477, 478, 486, 489. Forbin, Count, 255, 257. Forster, Hofrath Friedrich, 493, 495. Forster, Professor, Karl, 475, 482. Fox, Colonel C. J., 408. Fox, Lady, Mary, 408, 409. Francisco, Don, Prince of Spain, 206. Frankfort-on-Main, visits, 122. Franklin, Benjamin, 286. Franklin, Lady, 425. Franklin Public School, Boston, Elisha Ticknor, Principal of, 2. Franklin, Sir, John, 419, 420, 421, 422, 425. Freeman, Rev. Dr. J., 17, 35, 53. Frere, John Hookham, 264, 267. Frisbie, Professor, 355, 356. Froriep, L. F. von, 454, 455, 457. Fuller, Captain, 61. Fulton's Steam Frigates, 27. Funchal, Count, 177, 179, 263. G Gagern, Baron, 122, 123. Gallatin, Albert, 1