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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 10: (search)
ant to see you. My next, I suppose, will be from the Classic Hole,—Jeremiah's Patmos,—a more euphuistical combination of four words than has been made since the days of Lily. I am vain of it. You will probably gather from the bucolic entusimuzy of my letter that I never was in this part of the world before. It is so. All Berkshire is new to me; but I think we shall come here often hereafter. It is more agreeable, as well as more picturesque, than I expected. To William H. Prescott, Nahant. Woods' Hole, Sunday, August 14, 1842. my dear William,—you will be glad to hear that the rest of your manuscript is safe. Manuscript of the Conquest of Mexico. . . . . We were just ready for it, having, a few hours before it came, reached the antepenultimate chapter of the first portion of the manuscript. Last night, when we went to bed, we left poor Montezuma moaning out his life, in the hands of his atrocious conqueror. I cannot bear to have his sufferings prolonged, and as the n<
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 20: (search)
factory. They seem to come out of dismal hollows in the earth, and to be without even that warmth of merely human feeling, which they might surely have without the confident belief of immortality that is granted to us. Thus, for instance, to say nothing of his other odes of the same sort, the Ode of Horace to Posthumus, and especially the phrase placens uxor, has always seemed to me ineffably mean. I dare say I may be wrong, but I can't help it. Lord Napier spent seven or eight weeks at Nahant, and, I think, liked it very well. At any rate, he was very well liked by the people who saw him oftenest. I met him only two or three times, for the same reason that I saw so little of the R——s. They were all out of my beat by twenty miles. I suppose he represents the opinion of England when he shows less disposition than has been usual with your ministers, to fall in with our Northern notions about slavery, and to insist that Cuba shall not be annexed to the United States. Probably it w
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
77, 78. Murchison, (Sir) Roderick, I. 419, 421, II. 155, 176, 179, 371 Mure, Colonel, William, II. 70, 77, 80. Murray, J. A., I. 277, 408. Murray, John, II 147, 255. Murray, John, senior, I. 58, 60, 62, 68, 294. Murray, Mr., II. 149. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, II. 422, 423, 438 and note, 445. Musgrave, Bishop of Hereford, II. 178. Musgrave, Mr., I. 246, 247, 248. Musignano, Charles Bonaparte, Prince (afterwards Canino), II. 60, 66, 85, 127, 141. N Nahant, I. 339, 385. Namias, Dr., II 314. Napier, Lord, II. 417. Napier, McVey, II. 161, 162. Napier of Dublin, II. 378. Naples, Ferdinand II. King of, II. 6, 10, 11. Naples, visits, I. 174-176, II. 350, 351. Nasse, Dr., I. 454. Naumann, II. 12, 19. Naumann, Professor C. F., I. 454. Navarrete, M. F. de., I. 197. Neander, J. W. A., I. 493. Necker de Saussure, Madame, 1.155 and note. Necker, M. and Madame, II. 37. Nelson, Lord, anecdote of, I. 63. Nemours, Due de