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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Life of George Ticknor. (search)
nd of a very generous and noble nature. He had been a great deal about the world, and understood its ways. His manners were frank, open-hearted, and decisive, and, to some persons, brusque. All men respected, many loved him. Mrs. Perkins was the daughter of Mr. Stephen Higginson, Senior, —an important person at one time in the political affairs of the town of Boston, and the head of the commercial house of which Mr. Perkins was a member. Mrs. Perkins was at one time very beautiful. Talleyrand, when I was in Paris in 1818, spoke to me of her as the most beautiful young person he had ever known, he having seen her when in exile in this country. She was always striking in her person, and very brilliant in conversation. Her house was a most agreeable one, and I had become intimate and familiar there, dining with them generally every week. The journey to Hartford occupied two days then; and one of those days, there being no one in the coach with us, Mr. Perkins filled wholly wi
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 6: (search)
midt told me that when the Crown Prince was in Bremen, he told him, that when Napoleon sent Le Clerc to St. Domingo (who died soon after his arrival), he sent him not only for the purpose of subduing and governing that island, but also with regular instructions and plans for extending his influence and power to the United States, and named, at the same time, four persons in France and one in America who were privy to the design, all of whose names Mr. Smidt had forgotten, excepting that of Talleyrand. The conversation, however, was not wholly political, as there were a number of ladies in the party; and, besides, Frederick Schlegel's good-nature, literature, and wit would have anywhere formed a counterpoise for the spirit of diplomacy; so that, on the whole, it was one of the pleasantest evenings I have passed in Germany. April 1.—Before leaving Gottingen I had made an arrangement with Hofrath Falcke, member of the Chancery at Hanover, to travel with him from Frankfort to Paris.
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 13: (search)
time, he went as far east as Portland. I immediately suspected who he was, for I knew that M. de Talleyrand had been so far east, and no farther. I questioned him, therefore, about Boston. He seeme May 6, 1794, and marked Private, in which the President gives his reasons for not receiving M. Talleyrand-Perigord; and in an accompanying foot-note a letter is given from Lord Lansdowne, introducing Talleyrand to General Washington. The autograph letter of Washington to Hamilton came into Mr. Ticknor's possession through Mr. Sparks. But this naturally brought Hamilton into his thoughts, and oferned in a project for dismembering the United States, which he had earlier entertained. But, Talleyrand said, I would have nothing to do with him. I hated the man who had murdered Hamilton. Assasst great laughter. Two or three times afterwards, when I met Sir James Mackintosh, he spoke of Talleyrand, and always called him le petit moyen. Journal. On the 18th of January, 1819, I came to
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 20: (search)
nd did not discourse. He made conversation a fair exchange, and if his guest had anything to say, he was sure to have an opportunity. Miss Edgeworth wrote, in 1835, After a visit made by Mr. and Mrs. Ticknor at Edgeworthtown. to a friend of Mr. Ticknor, thus:— I have been acquainted, and I may say intimately, with some of the most distinguished literary persons in Great Britain, France, and Switzerland, and have seen and heard all those distinguished for conversational talents; Talleyrand, Dumont, Mackintosh, Romilly, Dugald Stewart, Erskine, Sir Walter Scott, Sydney Smith, and Mr. Sharpe, the fashionable dinner-lions of London. I have passed days in the country-houses and in the domestic intimacy of some of them, and after all, I can, with strict truth, assure you, that Mr. Ticknor's conversation appeared to me fully on an equality with the most admired, in happy, apposite readiness of recollection and application of knowledge, in stores of anecdote, and in ease in produc
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 24: (search)
eneral and strong it is in Great Britain I need not tell you, for you see how Sir Robert Peel, and O'Connell, the Standard, and the Morning Chronicle,—the High Tories because they dislike us, and the Whigs because they choose to be consistent,—all unite in one chorus, ever since they have gotten rid of slavery in the West Indies so much more easily than they feared. Just so it is on the Continent. Tocqueville's acute book, which contains so much truth as well as error about us,—and which Talleyrand says is the ablest book of the kind published since Montesquieu's Spirit of Laws,—has explained the matter with a good degree of truth, but with great harshness. So, too, lately, a series of very able articles in the Journal des Debats, the government paper, mixing up slavery and the mobs of last summer, and showing up the infirmities of our institutions and character, with much knowledge of facts and an extremely evil disposition towards us as a people, have produced a good deal of effe
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
von, 462, 474, 476, 479, 483, 489. Bunsen, Carl Josias, 177, 178. Burgess, Sir, James Bland, 60, 62. Burr, Aaron, Talleyrand's opinion of, 261. Bussierre, Baron de, 464, 470. Buttini, Dr., 154. Byron, Lady, 60, 63, 66, 67, 68, 410 and note2. Haileybury. See Mackintosh. Hale, Nathan, 12. Hallam, Henry, 58. Halle, visits, 110. Hamilton, Alexander, Talleyrand's opinion of, 261; Washington's letter to, 261 note. Hamilton, Lady, 211. Hamilton, Professor, Sir William Rowan, 4illiam, G. T. studies law with, 9, 11, 12, 20, 40, 381. Switzerland, visits, 152-160. T Tagus River, 243. Talleyrand, Prince, 13, 123, 254, 258-263. Talma, 126, 127. Tarentum, Archbishop of, 174. Tatistcheff, M. de, 210, 212. Tatist Warren, Dr. J. C., Sen., 10, 12. Warren, Dr. J. C., 2d., 10. Washington, General, death of, 21; modes of life, 38; Talleyrand's feeling towards, 261 and note. Washington, Judge, 38. Washington, visits, 26, 38, 346, 349, 380– 382. Waterloo