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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 6: (search)
t disinterested hands. At ten o'clock I left him,—for his visitors do not stay late, on account of his health,—and went to the Duchess de Broglie's. I went to see her in the forenoon, a couple of days ago, when she first returned from Broglie; and she then told me that she intends to receive le monde every Wednesday night, but that her friends would find her, besides, on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. So I went this evening,—Friday,—and found about a dozen persons there: Eynard, Rossi, Lebrun, etc. It was extremely agreeable, and I stayed till the tea-table was brought in at eleven o'clock. So much for French hours! There was an extremely animated talk for some time about Arnauld, Pascal, and the writers of Port-Royal generally; and if it had continued, I dare say I should have stayed later. December 23.—. . . . I left a dinner at Colonel Thorne's somewhat early, to go to Lamartine's, who, being in rather feeble health, does not like to receive late. He is a man of fortun
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 7: (search)
of Orleans, in which, I doubt not, he is wrong. Her position will prevent her from favoring Protestantism, even if she should continue to be a Protestant. All, however, agree that the religious principle makes progress in France, though the external signs of favorable change in this respect are certainly very slight. Afterward, at the Duke de Broglie's, I introduced the same questions. The party was small, but suitable for the subject, and brilliant with talent, consisting of Duchatel, Lebrun, Duvergier, Guizot, Remusat, Viel-Castel, Doudan, Villemain, and one or two ladies, besides the Duchess. It was like a rocket thrown on straw. They all spoke at once, and seemed all to have different opinions. At last Guizot and Mad. de Broglie were heard, and they both thought religion is making progress in France, and that it will continue to do so. Several of those present were Protestants, and expressed their feelings very warmly, to which Villemain and, after him, Guizot spoke with g
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
H. B., II. 463. Lauderdale, Earl of, I. 264. Lausanne, visits, I. 152, 155, II. 35, 86. Laval, Montmorency, Duc Adrien de, I. 128, 137, 188, 189, 193, 194 note, 204 note, 209, 210, 212-214, 218, 258, 295, 309, 311; letters from, 303, 305; death of, 307 note. Lawrence, Hon., Abbott, II. 260 note, 800, 302. Lawrence, James, II 304. Lawrence, Mrs., James, II. 324, 847. Leake, Colonel, II. 155. Lebanon, Conn., Elisha Ticknor born there, I. 1. Lebanon, N. H., I. 4, 5. Lebrun, P. A. . II. 116, 181. Le Chevalier, J. B., I. 131. Le Clerc, General, I. 123. Le Fleming, Lady, I. 434. Legare, Hugh Swinton, I. 278 note, 450, 488, 489, II. 204 note, 436; letters to, 191 and note, 196, 197, 198, 207, 210, 211; death of, 212, 213 and note. Leghorn, visits, I. 183. Leibnitz Mss. in Hanover, I. 78. Leipzig, visits, I. 107, II. 313, 316, 330. Lenox, Robert, I. 15. Lenzoni, Marchesa, II. 48, 56, 57, 88, 91, 92. Lepsius, Dr., K. R., II. 58, 84, 332. Ler