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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 20: (search)
us to spend a few days with you at any time and anywhere. But I suppose it is quite out of the question. What I can have said to you about moving round this summer, as if I thought I should be more than commonly free, I do not easily comprehend . . . . . The Public Library and two or three other things keep me here. I do not intend this shall be the case hereafter. Next year, I trust, I may execute a project I have had for many years at heart,—I mean that of making a good long visit at Niagara, where we shall be so near you that we can run down to Toronto, and spend a few days with you, at any time that it will be easiest and pleasantest for you to receive us. Only you must not go off to be Governor-General of India or Minister of State at home; for there we shall never follow you. I do not wonder you are perplexed about J. Indeed, I partly foresaw the case, and I think you did last summer when we talked about it. But in this world we must not be like the good old lady, who as