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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter
Chapter 19: Visits in the country. Isle of Wight. Shoreham. Chevening.-Stoke Park. Walton-on-thames. Bolton Percy. Wentworth House. Wallington. Aldersham Park. Malvern. Ellerbeck. Manchester Exhibition. Liverpool. departure for America. letters to Mrs. Ticknor. To Mrs. Ticknor. St. Clare, Isle of Wight, July 22, 1857. I am in the country till Friday evening, refusing four or five invitations, two of which I would gladly have accepted, one to Sir Somebody
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Not caring to go myself all the way to Rutland Gate, I drove to the Athenaeum for my breakfast, and despatched my servant thence for my letters.
At eleven I was at the station of Kings Cross, and took my place for Bolton Percy, where I arrived—one hundred and eighty-three miles-just at five o'clock. The journey was rendered more than commonly agreeable by the fact that I came in the same carriage with a Mr. Norman, his wife and daughter, and a son fresh from Eton, w