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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 12: (search)
ol of painting. Sir John Downie. journey to Lisbon with contrabandists. Cintra. Portuguese sociabandists that smuggle dollars from Seville to Lisbon, and in return smuggle back English goods fromists with whom he had travelled came as far as Lisbon, and Mr. Ticknor used to tell the following anr from Bellas, about eleven English miles from Lisbon, and passes frequently under ground, and severalmond trees, is worthy of the neighborhood of Lisbon; while, as you look perpendicularly down, your course, speak with minuteness or assurance of Lisbon. I was there only from October 23 to November covers, and there was generally somebody from Lisbon, or some friends in Cintra, that came in to ocwo or three others, I finished the evening. Lisbon, on my return, seemed cold and inhospitable, fever, that I felt the want of society, even at Lisbon. . . . I knew a good many persons who interestMr. Bell, and two or three other Englishmen in Lisbon, who take an interest in letters. The prece[7 more...]
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 13: (search)
Chapter 13: Voyage from Lisbon to Falmouth. immediate departure for Paris. society. Talleyrand. return to London. Lord Holland. Sir J. MacKINTOSHintosh. John Allen. Lord Brougham. Hatfield. Woburn. Cambridge. To Mr. Eli. The first thing I asked for was, of course, my letters. . . . . None are so late as the one I received from you at Lisbon, just before I left;. . . . still I am extremely anxious to receive later accounts, which will tell me the effect cold wea melancholy fact, which I am sure will not a little strike you, that, after having been four months at Madrid and one at Lisbon, besides my journeys to the great cities of Andalusia, I should be at last obliged to come back to Paris, to find books a understood their literatures than they do themselves: while, at the same time, his books left in France, in Gallicia, at Lisbon, and two or three places in England; his manuscripts, neglected and lost to himself; his manners, lazy and careless; and
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 14: (search)
, or dear Eliza, or Savage. You were all deceived by your hopes, and if this prevented you from preparing me for the great calamity with which God is now afflicting us all, it is certainly not for me to complain that the blow has fallen so heavily. . . . . Cogswell will tell you I have been very calm, considering how small my fears were. . . . I pray God to reconcile me altogether to his will. I have endeavored to do what seemed to me right and best,. . . . and even if I had embarked at Lisbon, where I received the first news that made me think her constitution had received a considerable shock, I should have arrived too late. . . . I see, dearest father, with what Christian resignation and firmness you meet the dreadful shock, and I pray continually that I may be enabled to follow your example. . . . I cannot now make any plan, or think of my situation and circumstances coolly enough to be sure of myself, but of this you may be certain, that I will do nothing unadvisedly, and
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 23: (search)
of Lord Granard, and nephew of the late Marquis of Hastings,—better known as the Prince of Wales's Earl of Moira and the South Carolina Lord Rawdon,—and he lives here in a very pleasant, hospitable, and comfortable style, as a bachelor. His sister, Lady Rancliffe,—now, I think, just about fifty,—pleasant and good-natured, is here on a visit to him. Mr. Forbes is, I should think, not far from the age of his sister, and has been for a great many years in the diplomatic service of England,—at Lisbon, Vienna, etc.,—but he has never been a full minister till he was sent as such to this Court, two or three years ago. He seems extremely good-humored, and much disposed to do what will be useful and agreeable to us, and came with Lady Rancliffe and spent part of last evening with us. One evening he carried me to the house of General Watzdorff,— the principal officer in the King's household,—who receives once a week. There were about sixty or eighty persons present, including the