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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 18: (search)
h great labor, and perfectly accurate in their facts. I doubted, and doubt still. Burke was really made for a statesman and orator, and for nothing else. In the evening I went to Lord Granville's, having been obliged to refuse an invitation to dine there two days ago. Sir John Acton, who has been to see me twice, but whom I have not before met, was there, having arrived four days ago from the Continent. Sir John, now Lord Acton, had been in Boston in 1852. Both he and his mother, Lady Granville, received me with the greatest kindness. Lord Granville came in soon afterwards, wearing the Star and Garter, because he had been dining with the Queen of Holland. He was followed by Count Bernstorff and his wife, the Prussian Ambassador and Ambassadress, Lord and Lady Clanricarde,—the daughter of Canning,—and a good many more . . . Lady Clanricarde—of whom, when Lord Granville presented me to her, he said she was among the most brilliant persons in English society—I found a very
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 19: (search)
rston in the most furious manner, though making a merry affair of it all the time, with true French gayety. Il a beaucoup d'esprit, and amused me very much. . . . . I walked home, the distance being very small, . . . . dressed and went to Lady Granville's, where, having been informally invited, I was much surprised to find a small, but very distinguished party: the Queen of Holland, the old Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, the present Duke, the Princess Mary, his sister,—ni maigre, ni mince, —the young Duke of Manchester and his very pretty wife, . . . . and I suppose a dozen more. . . . . Lady Granville introduced me to the Queen, the Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duke of Manchester. . . . . The Queen, with whom I had only a few words of ceremony, talks English very well, and is quite free and natural in her manners. The Duchess of Cambridge, who is very stout and plain, seemed to be full of German bonhomie, and I talked with her a long while about Hesse Cassel, where she was
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
. 344, 347. Graham, Lady, James, I. 407. Grammont, Duchess de, I. 257. Granada, I. 193; visits, 228-232; Archbishop of, 228, 229 and note, 232; Cathedral of, 229. Grant, Mrs., Anne, of Laggan, I. 274, 278 and note, 279, II. 162. Granville, Countess of, II 373, 374, 381. Granville, Earl, II. 141, 362, 365, 373, 374. Grassi, Padre, 1. 193 note. Graves, Dr., I. 420, 421. Gray, Francis Calley, I. 31, 318 and note, 328, 371, II. 79, 85, 100, 184, 191, 207, 229 and note, 233 and Granville, Earl, II. 141, 362, 365, 373, 374. Grassi, Padre, 1. 193 note. Graves, Dr., I. 420, 421. Gray, Francis Calley, I. 31, 318 and note, 328, 371, II. 79, 85, 100, 184, 191, 207, 229 and note, 233 and note. Gray, Thomas, I. 285. Greenough, founder of Royal Geological Society, II. 176. Greenough, Horatio, II. 48 and note, 76; letter to, 241 and note. Greenough, William W., II. 314, 317, 320, 325, 444, 445 and note; letter to, 351. Greg, William Rathbone, II. 65, 167, 276, 361, 362. Gregoire, Count, Bishop, I. 130, 143. Gregorovius, Ferd., II. 344. Gregory, Mr., II. 164. Grenville, Mr., Thomas, II. 177. Grey, Earl, I. 295, 408. Grey, Sir, George, I. 411. Griffiths,