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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 1: (search)
e flexibility is necessary. His purpose in using cedar is to keep out the worms and all other vermin. He talked to me a great deal about Captain Basil Hall, with whom he has a grievous quarrel This quarrel arose from the conduct of Captain Hall, during a visit to the Baroness Purgstall, an aged relative of Von Hammer,—by marriage,—who lived in Styria; and his account of her domestic life in a book entitled Schloss Hainfeld, or a Winter in Styria. The Baroness Purgstall was a native of Scotland, and appears in Lockhart's Life of Scott, under her maiden name, as Miss Cranstoun. Von Hammer, who inherited a portion of her estate, and added the name of Purgstall to his own, published an answer to Captain Hall's work. . . . . I visited, too, Kaltenbaeck, the editor of the Austrian periodical for History and Statistics. He was immersed in papers and books, and complained bitterly of the trouble given him by the merely mechanical restraints imposed by the censorship, which take up,
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 8: (search)
en I was there formerly. After the ladies were gone we talked about what is now a much-vexed question, in relation to Scotland,—how far the government is bound to provide religious instruction for the poor. Jeffrey said he had been to see Lord Merried Lister and Edward Villiers with me against Jeffrey, who admitted almost everything but its political expediency in Scotland. . . . . March 30.—Made a long visit to Hallam this morning, whom I found in his study,—a very comfortable room in thLord Jeffrey, who is unwell, and confined to his room, and from whom I wanted a little advice about my coming journey to Scotland. I found him with Empson, . . . . a very agreeable man of great knowledge. . . . . I went afterwards to the Albany, and accomplishments, and by the consideration he enjoys in society. Of course, it was very agreeable. We talked about Scotland and Scott; about Lockhart, with whom Murchison is very intimate; about India, Rome, Bunsen, and the Archbishop of Cologn<
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 9: (search)
of the Quarterly, and partly because of the connections of the work on all sides in Edinburgh; but that it is full of prejudices and errors; that many persons in Scotland are much offended by it, the children and friends of the Ballantynes most justly so, etc.: much of which is no doubt true, and some is prejudice on Napier's partnd more to his ancestors, the great Maxwell family, which rose on the fall of the Douglases, and for a long time was the most powerful family in all the South of Scotland. . .—. For a long period they were the proud Earls of Nithsdale, a title which was forfeited, . . . . for adherence to the Stuarts, in 1716. For the last century curious relic they showed us was a prayer-book belonging to Mary Queen of Scots. The family were at all times her faithful adherents, and just before she left Scotland to put herself under the protection of Elizabeth,—which the Maxwells most strenuously resisted,—she stayed a night with them, and in the morning, when she went a<
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
nd Virginia, 346-351. 1826 Examiner at West Point, 372-376; writes Memoir of N. A. Haven, 377. 1834. Death of his only son, 398. 1835. Resignation of professorship, 399; second visit to Europe, 402-511, II. 1-183. 1835-36. England, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, I. 402-456; winter in Dresden, 456-492; Berlin, Bohemia, 493-511. 1836-37. Austria, Bavaria, Switzerland, Italy, II. 1-58, winter in Rome, 58-86. 1837-38. Italy, Tyrol, Bavaria, Heidelberg, 87-101; winter in Paris, 102-143; London and Scotland, 144-183; return to America, 183, 184. 1838-56. Life in Boston, 184-311; summers at Woods' Hole, 187, 208-210; journeys, 221. 222; Geneseo, 225; journeys, 226-228; Manchester, Mass., 239, 268; journeys and Lake George, 277, 281, 289. 1840-49. History of Spanish Literature, 243-262. 1850. Visit to Washington, 263, 264. 1852-67. Connection with Boston Public Library, 299-320. 1856-57. Third visit to Europe, 321-400; London, Brussels, Dresden, Berlin, Vienna, Milan, Florence, 311-315, 321-