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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Life of George Ticknor. (search)
tters, and became a professor, as I did, in Harvard College. Mr. Buckminster, whose acquaintance I had made at Dr. Gardiner's, I met also at the houses of other friends. I often went to hear him preach, and, a little later (1810), began to visit him on Sunday evenings, when he liked to receive a few friends in his library, and to continue brilliant conversation, over a simple supper below stairs, at nine o'clock, with his sisters, if they were staying with him. Their home was in Portsmouth, N. H. There I found, generally, Mr. Samuel Dexter, the eminent lawyer, and Chief Justice Parker, both of them Mr. Buckminster's parishioners. The conversation was mostly theological and political. Mr. Buckminster was very brilliant and charming, but sometimes uncertain and abrupt. He was very fond of music, and played on a small organ which stood in his study. I grew gradually more familiar with him, and during the last year of his life was with him frequently. I was then a member of th
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 2: (search)
d turned his thoughts to plans of study and travel which should prepare him for the greater advantages of Europe. This was a conclusion not suddenly or unadvisedly formed, nor without the approval of his father, upon due consideration of the reasons which influenced his son in thus changing his course of life. His motives for the step he took, and his hopes and views as to the future, may be learned from the following extract from a letter to his friend Mr. Haven, a young lawyer of Portsmouth, N. H., written in July, 1814:— My plan, so far as I have one, is to employ the next nine months in visiting the different parts of this country, and in reading those books and conversing with those persons, from whom I can learn in what particular parts of the countries I mean to visit I can most easily compass my objects. The whole tour in Europe I consider a sacrifice of enjoyment to improvement. I value it only in proportion to the great means and inducements it will afford me to st
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 3: (search)
e in the same vessel. The separation from home cost him a severe struggle, and nothing could have enabled him to keep his resolution but the clear perception that it was the only means by which he could fit himself for future usefulness in the path he had chosen. He sailed in the Liverpool packet, on the 16th of April, 1815. He had the happiness of the companionship of four of his most valued and intimate friends,—Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Perkins, Mr. Edward Everett, and Mr. Haven, of Portsmouth, N. H. Among other passengers were two young sons of Mr. John Quincy Adams, on their way to join their father, then United States Minister at St. Petersburg. Mr. Ticknor wrote many pages during his voyage to his father and mother, full of affection and cheering thoughts, and giving incidents and details, to amuse their solitary hours. The last page gives his first natural feeling at the startling news that met the passengers as they entered the Mersey. May 11, 1815, evening. The
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 6: (search)
robably greater than that of any other, and his influence over the Diet as great as anybody's,—Frederick von Schlegel, again to my great satisfaction, etc., etc. Baron Gagern reminded me of Jeremiah Mason, Mr. Ticknor, on a visit to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, before he went to Europe, carried a letter of introduction to Mr. Jeremiah Mason, a distinguished lawyer of that city, and was invited to tea. Mr. Mason asked him endless questions, and he grew so tired and vexed that, as he left the h. Mason at dinner at Mr. Webster's, when the style of address was quite changed, and he never after regretted knowing Mr. Mason. During Mr. Ticknor's absence in Europe, his journal was for a time in the hands of his friend, Mr. N. A. Haven, of Portsmouth. Mr. Mason insisted on seeing it. The passage above, comparing Baron Gagern to Mr. Mason in his style of questioning, met his eye. Years afterwards, when acquaintance had grown to friendship, Mr. Mason mentioned that he had read that passage,
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 17: (search)
at the delightful summer home of Judge Prescott at Pepperell, which has now become a point of interest in the literary history of the country, from its association with the studies of his distinguished son. They were the guests of Mr. Haven at Portsmouth, and of Mr. Daveis at Portland, both of whom, surrounded by young families, were diligently engaged in the practice of the law; but both retained that love of literature which had been so strong a bond of sympathy between the friends in their erge city nor in the country; and which is, perhaps, on many of the best accounts, better than either. . . . The following extract shows his immediate appreciation of one of the early products of American literature:— To N. A. Haven, Portsmouth. February, 1823. . . . . I hope you will have seen Tudor's book The Life of James Otis, by William Tudor. Boston, 1823. before you get this. Certainly you will like it when you do see it, for it really gives the best representation pos
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 19: (search)
o'clock the examination was finished, and the report read, and signed by all the Board. At twelve we had a little address to the Cadets by Kane, which was very neat and appropriate. I declined delivering it, having enough else to do; and I am glad I did, for it was done remarkably well by Kane, whom, by the by, I am very glad I have learnt to know. Very soon after his arrival at West Point, Mr. Ticknor received the sad news of the illness and death of his friend, Mr. N. A. Haven, of Portsmouth. A close sympathy in tastes, and an accordance of judgment in respect to the motives of action, the objects of life, and the foundation of character, had given to their friendship unusual closeness and intimacy. . Mr. Haven died on the 3d of June, and on the 9th Mr. Ticknor wrote:— Here, surrounded by those who take no interest in my feelings, I cannot help expressing to you my deep sorrow at the loss of Haven. It pursues me wherever I go. I did not think it would have fallen so h
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 20: (search)
m after the French Revolution, and the causes of the restlessness and desire for change which characterize the period.. . . . . Since I wrote the first part of this letter the Masons The family of Mr. Jeremiah Mason, the eminent lawyer of Portsmouth. See ante, p. 123. are come, and are established in their own house in Tremont Street. . . . . The whole establishment is such an one as suits Mr. Mason's age and consideration, and I think the prospect of a quiet and dignified and happy old age is much greater for him here than it would be at Portsmouth. It is another proof out of many that have preceded it, how completely Boston is the capital of a great part of New England; how much more, I mean, than New York is the capital even of its own State, or Philadelphia of Pennsylvania. This comes, no doubt, in part from the homogeneousness of our character; but more, perhaps, from the great similarity of our institutions, which again arise from it and make us more strictly one people,
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
153. Pictet, Professor, 153, 155, 159. Pillans, James, 280. Pinkney, William, 39, 40, 41 and note. Pittsfield, Mass., Elisha Ticknor head of school in, 2. Pius VII., 173, 174. Pizarro, Chev. Don L., 207, 208, 212. Playfair, Professor, 276, 279. Plymouth, visits, 327-331. Poinsett, Joel R., 350 and note. Pole, Mrs., 467, 471. Polk, Mr., 381. Ponsonby, Frederic, 443. Porson, Richard, 108. Portal, Dr., 133, 138. Porter, Dr., 356. Portland, visits, 337, 385. Portsmouth, N. H., visits, 123 note. Portugal, visits, 242-249; people of, 242. Posse, Count, 183. Posse, Countess. See Bonaparte, Christine. Pozzo di Borgo, Count, 131. Prague, visits, 509-511. Prescott, Judge W., 12, 13, 316, 337, 339, 340, 345, 355 and note, 356, 359-361, 371, 383, 391. Prescott, Mrs. W., 317 and note, 345. Prescott, W. H., 316 and note, 317 and note, 391; letters to, 341, 346, 349; goes to Washington with G. T., 380, 381; letters to, 386, 479. Preston, W. C