thout a moment's chance for preparation, Mr. Ticknor responded with what a person present asserts was one of the happiest and most effective little speeches he had ever heard.
This was the only time Mr. Ticknor was ever entrapped into such a performance; a fact as significant of his tastes, as the testimony to his success is significant of his gifts. . . . .
Hoping that when your leisure permits we may hear from you again,
Very sincerely yours, Geo. Ticknor
To Prince John, Duke of Saxony, Dresden. Boston, July 22, 1850.
my dear Prince,—I have desired to write to you for some time, and acknowledge the receipt of a very interesting and instructive letter which you sent me in the spring, and a note of May 9, in which you speak with your accustomed kindness of my History of Spanish Literature, of which I had early ventured to send you a copy.
But the state of our public affairs, on which I wished to say something, seemed every week to be likely to take a decisive turn . . .
1867 to 1870.
letters to Sir E. Head, Hon. E. Twisleton, Sir Walter Trevelyan, the King of Saxony, G. T. Curtis, General Thayer.
To Sir Edmund Head, London. Boston, February 21, 1867.
laimed, and apparently won, the place.
Is he obliged to reside?
To his Majesty John, King of Saxony. Boston, U. S. A., September 6, 1867.
Sire,—The political condition of the world, on both si-day.
Look out, therefore, for tomorrow.
Yours from 1804-5, Geo. Ticknor.
To the King of Saxony. Boston, U. S. A., September 29, 1870.
Sire,—Your Majesty is called to great private sufferiome true, more, probably, false.
Still, whatever we hear, be assured that we are interested for Saxony, that we always desire your welfare, your success, your honor, and that we can never cease to synd affectionately,
Your friend and servant, George Ticknor.
From his Majesty, the King of Saxony. Wesenstein, the 17 October, 1870.
dear Sir,—I have received, some days ago, your letter of <