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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Life of George Ticknor. (search)
Parish. It was an elegant dinner, and the conversation was no doubt worthy of such guests; but one incident has overshadowed the rest of the scene. The Abbe Correa——who was one of the most remarkable men of the time, for various learning, acuteness, and wit, and for elegant suave manners The Abbe Correa de Serra, Portuguese Minister to the United States, was member of three classes of the French Institute and founder of the Royal Academy of Lisbon.—had just returned from a visit to Mr. Jefferson, whom he much liked, and, in giving some account of his journey, which on the whole had been agreeable, he mentioned that he had been surprised at not finding more gentlemen living on their plantations in elegant luxury, as he had expected. It was quietly said, but Randolph could never endure the slightest disparagement of Virginia, if ever so just, and immediately said, with some sharpness, Perhaps, Mr. Correa, your acquaintance was not so much with that class of persons. Correa, who <
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 2: (search)
Saturday morning, the 4th of February, for Mr. Jefferson's. He lives, you know, on a mountain, whic In its centre, and facing the southeast, Mr. Jefferson has placed his house, which is of brick, t mastodon, containing the only os frontis, Mr. Jefferson tells me, that has yet been found. On theericus Vespuccius, Magellan, etc.,—copied, Mr. Jefferson said, from originals in the Florence Gallety. On Sunday morning, after breakfast, Mr. Jefferson asked me into his library, and there I speuild the fire. To-day, Tuesday, we told Mr. Jefferson that we should leave Monticello in the aftted before New Orleans by General Jackson. Mr. Jefferson had made up his mind that the city would fmond, I found the country ringing with it. Mr. Jefferson's great dam was gone, and it would cost $3e is a breathing of notional philosophy in Mr. Jefferson,—in his dress, his house, his conversationduties. He recollected me, inquired after Mr. Jefferson and his library, and seemed interested in [8 more...]<
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 3: (search)
ut in his chair, as Boswell tells us Johnson did. His conversation was fluent and various,—full of declamation and sounding phrases like his writings,—and as dictatorial as an emperor's. He chose those subjects which he thought would be most interesting to me; and, though he often mistook in this, he never failed to be amusing. On American politics, he was bold and decisive. He thought we had ample cause for war, and seemed to have a very favorable opinion of our principal men, such as Jefferson and Madison, and our late measures, such as Monroe's conscription plan, and the subject of taking Canada,—though it was evident enough that he knew little about any of them. Thirty years ago, said he in a solemn tone, which would have been worthy of Johnson,—thirty years ago, sir, I turned on my heel when I heard you called rebels, and I was always glad that you beat us. He made some inquiries on the subject of our learning and universities, of which he was profoundly ignorant, and spok
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 5: (search)
etc. Mr. Rose is about forty-five or fifty years old, has long been in the English diplomacy, and came here directly from Munich, a year since, where he has been minister nearly two years. . . . . In his manners he is more American and democratic than English, and even in his dress there was a kind of popular carelessness which does not belong to his nation. He talks, too, without apparent reserve on subjects private and political, said a great deal of his mission to America, pronounced Jefferson to be a man of great talents and acuteness, but did not think much of Madison, spoke well of many democrats whom he thought honest, able men, etc., etc., and in general seemed to understand the situation of the politics and parties of the United States pretty well, though his mission lasted only five months, and he was hardly out of Washington . . . . . Among other things, we talked of Lord Byron; and he mentioned to me a circumstance which proves what I have always believed,—that Lord Byr
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 10: (search)
d-hearted, honorable gentlemen in the world,—and his family and legation are like himself,— and Saturday evening, therefore, was a pleasant one, because it was impossible to be in Prince Scilla's house, without feeling you were with kind, good people; and besides this, there was amusement enough and no ceremony. . . . . Two persons I must not forget, for they were the two I knew the most intimately and familiarly. The first was my own minister, Mr. Erving, to whom I was introduced by Mr. Jefferson; and it was a matter of satisfaction to me to find my country represented by a man who was so much respected, both by the diplomacy, the government, and the Spaniards. As to the opinion of the diplomacy, I know it as well as I can know anything; and Mr. Pizarro and Mr. Garay made so little mystery of respecting Mr. Erving more than any other foreign minister at Madrid, that it gave a little umbrage to them all, as three of them have told me, and as I easily saw without being told. More
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 17: (search)
ms willing to go to Washington, Richmond, and Monticello, where Mr. Jefferson has again and again written to invite us to make a visit. You mpanied by Mr. Webster, visited Mr. Madison at Montpellier, and Mr. Jefferson at Monticello. Upon their return they passed some weeks in Wass and incidents of this journey. An account of this visit to Mr. Jefferson is already well known to those who are familiar with Mr. Webstethat marks the residence of an Ex-King. The family consists of Mr. Jefferson; Mrs. Randolph, his daughter, about fifty-two years old; Mr. Tr and ourselves. . . . Yesterday we formed a party, and, with Mr. Jefferson at our head, went to the University. See ante, p. 303. It ise to an university than can be found, perhaps, in the world. Mr. Jefferson is entirely absorbed in it, and its success would make a beau fuch worn with use, and contained many curious notes. . . . . Mr. Jefferson seems to enjoy life highly, and very rationally; but he said we
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 19: (search)
Chapter 19: Letter to Mr. Webster. libraries in Boston. letters from West point. Colonel Thayer. annual examination of the military Academy. death of N. A. Haven.- Webster's Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson. memoir of Mr. Haven. visit to Washington. In 1823 Mr. Ticknor was chosen a Trustee of the Boston Athenaeum, and at one time was its Vice-President, and he became greatly interested in enlarging the scope and extending the usefulness of this excellent institution. An edmirable for moral beauty, and for calm, intellectual strength. The 4th of July, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of the Independence of the United States, was made memorable by the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the two Presidents who succeeded Washington. The coincidence of their deaths on this anniversary was one to touch the imagination and the feelings of the whole nation, and the sentiment thus roused found its best expression in the Eulogy o
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 21: (search)
a quick, penetrating glance, which showed him to be always ready and vigilant. After dinner, when we were in the long library, he took me away from the rest of the party, and asked me a great many questions about the practical operation of the ballot in the United States, and gave his opinion very freely on the relations of the two countries. He said that as we get along further from the period of our Revolution and the feelings that accompanied it, we get along easier together; that Jefferson and Madison disliked England so much that they took every opportunity to make difficulty; that Monroe was a more quiet sort of person, but that J. Q. Adams hated England; and that they much preferred the present administration, which seemed sincerely disposed to have all things easy and right. He asked if Van Buren was likely to be the next President. I told him I thought he would be. He said he was a pleasant and agreeable man, but he did not think him so able as Mr. McLane, who precede
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
, 254, 255, 257, 258 note, 263, 498-501. Humboldt, Madame Wilhelm von, 177, 178. Hume, Colonel, 447. Hunt, Jonathan, 7, 381. Hunt, Leigh, 292, 294. I Infantado Duke del, 206. Irving, Washington, 291, 293, 479, 492. Italians, The, by Mr. Bucke, rejected by a London audience, 291. Italinski, 179. Italy, visits, 160-184. J Jackson, General, Andrew, 480. Jackson, Judge, 40, 371. Jakobs, Professor, 111, 112. Jamieson, Robert, 275. Jarvis, Charles, 20. Jefferson, Thomas, President of the United States, 16, 53, 110, 212, 302 note, 303, 345, 346, 377; visits, 34 38, 348, 349; his philosophy, 37; letters from, 300-302; opinion of Bonaparte, 301; plans for University, 301; eulogy on, 378. Jeffrey, Francis, 30, 42, 43-47, 277, 280. Jersey, Countess of, 138, 269, 296, 297, 410. Johnson, Samuel, 53, 55. Johnstone, Judge, 381. Jones, Commodore, 373. Jordan, Baron von, 461, 478. Jourdain, Camille, 255. K Kahlden, Baroness, 489. Kane, Mr., 376. Kas