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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 14: (search)
tifully that the students applauded, and this vexed him, because they did not equally applaud the lecture. In telling this, Mr. Ticknor would add, as another instance of students' whims, that, when Germany was impoverished by the wars with Napoleon, if a professor at Jena appeared in his lecture-room with a new waistcoat, the students applauded him; and the old professor at Gottingen, who spoke of this, on being asked by Mr. Ticknor what occurred if a new coat made its appearance, exclaimed, Gott bewahre! such a thing never happened! Thomson, an elegant gentleman and scholar; and Morehead, at whose house I twice saw Dr. Alison, a dignified, mild, and gentlemanly man. Dugald Stewart was in Devonshire for his health, both mental and bodily; and, after him, I have but one person to mention, and him I must mention separately. I mean Walter Scott. He is, indeed, the lord of the ascendant now in Edinburgh, and well deserves to be, for I look upon him to be quite as remarkable in interc
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 22: (search)
le. It stands in a retired and quiet valley, and has undergone considerable repairs; but the Saxon arch of its principal entrance is still surmounted by a sundial, on which there is a plain Saxon inscription, signifying that it was placed there by Orm the son of Gamal, in the days of Edward the King and of Tosti the Earl, which brings its date to 1055-65, when Tosti was Earl of Northumberland, and Edward, the Confessor, King. Three days later they passed through Leeds, where the Messrs. Gott—two of whom Mr. Ticknor had met at York—showed him the wonderful machinery of their great woollen manufactory, with a freedom and openness very unusual; and after resting from this labor, he says, I went to dine at Mr. Edward Smyth's, the head of the branch of the Bank of England for Leeds, and brother of Professor Smyth, who is now staying at his house. It was a pleasant, quiet dinner; the professor himself being, as he always is, agreeable, with the utmost simplicity of heart. I saw him
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
ic of letters, 99-102. German metaphysics, 96-99. German political and moral state, 102, 103. German universities, 75, 89, 90, 102. Gesenius, W., 111. Gibraltar, visits, 235, 236. Gifford, William, 58, 60, 62, 294. Gilbert, Davies, 405. Giustiniani, Prince, Nuncio, 188, 193, 194 note. Godwin, Mrs., William, 130, 294. Godwin, William, 130, 294. Goethe, Wolfgang A. von, 113-115, 165, 211, 455, 490 note, 500. Goltz, Count, 122. Gonzales, librarian, Madrid, 197. Gott, Messrs., 438. Gottingen, 11, 395; G. T. arrives at, 69; life there, 70-107, 116-121; description of, 74, 75; leaves there, 121. Gottingen University, 70, 72, 75, 76, 82; during the French War, 83, 84; Literary Club, 85; secret societies, 90-93. Gourieff, Count, 487. Graham, Lady, James, 407. Grammont, Duchesse de, 257. Granada, 193; visits, 228-232; Archbishop of, 228, 229 and note, 232; Cathedral of, 229. Grant, Mrs., Anne, of Laggan, 274, 278 and note, 279. Grassi, Padre, 193 n