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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 13: (search)
y, he writes as an amusement, and conversation is a kind of sensual enjoyment to him. If he had been born in Asia, he would have been the laziest man that ever lived. . . . . There were of course more who came there, the Ordes, Bennett, Lord William Russell, etc., etc., besides Counts Palmella and Souza; but those I have described, and who were there often, constituted the proper society at Lord Holland's, and gave it that tone of culture, wit, and good talk without pretension, which make it,afterwards we sat down to table. There were about twenty guests at the Abbey, the Marquess and Marchioness of Woodstock, Earl and Countess Jersey, Earl Spencer, Second Earl Spencer. Marquess Tavistock, Lord and Lady Ebrington, Lord and Lady William Russell, Mr. Adair, etc. The dinner was pleasant,—at least it was so to me,—for I conversed the whole time with Mr. Adair, Afterwards the Right Honorable Sir Robert Adair. formerly the British Minister at Vienna, and a man of much culture, and
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 25: (search)
o pass three months every year where I like, and that is Paris. I never knew a person at once so courtly and so bold in his conversation, or who talked so fast,— so excessively fast,—and yet so well. We dined with the English Minister, Lord William Russell, the second son of the Duke of Bedford, who was aide-de-camp to Lord Wellington the four last years of the Peninsular war, and, I think, had the command of the British troops sent to Portugal, under Mr. Canning's administration. . . . . Thhey treated him with a consideration and distinction not to be mistaken. This is partly owing to his personal claims and character, but partly, also, to his immediate and intimate relations with the King. We met him again at dinner, at Lord William Russell's, where were also Mr. Wheaton, the Baron von Munchhausen, the Hanoverian Minister, Sir George Hamilton, Lord Fitzgerald, and a young Englishman. The conversation was, of course, chiefly in Humboldt's hands, who talks with incredible volu
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
amuel, 406, 410 and note, 412 note, 414, 430. Roget, Dr., 416. Roman Catholic Church, dedication of, 18 note. Rome, visits, 169-174; society in, 176-183. Roscoe, William, 50-52, 297, 298. Rose, Mr., English Minister in Berlin, 109, 110, 119. Ross, Sir, John, 419, 422. Rotch, William, 299. Rotterdam, visits, 68. Rousseau, J. J., 156, 158. Rough Notes, etc., by Sir F. B. Head, 380. Rudiger, Professor, 113. Russell, Lord, John, 166, 264, 269, 270, 290, 291, 407. Russell, Lord, William, 267, 269, 499, 501. S Saalfeld, Professor, 102. Saavedra, Don Angel de (Duke de Rivas), 225, 228 and note. Sales, Francis, teacher of French and Spanish, 7, 368. St. Andre, M. de, 381. St. Bernard, Monks of, 159. St. Bernard, Pass of, 158. St. Domingo, revolution in, 13. Ste. Aulaire, Count de, 253. Ste. Aulaire, Countess de, 256. St. Iago, Marques de, 207; his sister, Paulita, 207. St. Ildefonso, 214, 216-218. St. Leon, 133, 134. St. Simond, Ma