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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Life of George Ticknor. (search)
my classmates, Joseph Bell afterwards became an eminent lawyer; Hunt, the father of the artist and the architect, was a member of Congress; Newcombe distinguished himself in the navy. But the two whom I knew the most were Holbrook—a gentle, careful, but not very successful scholar, who died at the South, where he was a schoolmaster—and Thayer, Sylvanus Thayer, who was the first scholar in the class, and with whom my intimacy, for sixty years, has never been at any time impaired. He made West Point what it has been to the military character of the country, and is still alive (1869) at a great age,—a man of very great ability, of the highest distinction in his profession, and of the purest and truest honor and virtue. General Thayer died September 7, 1872. Soon after I left college,—in 1807,—my father, who had a great regard for classical learning, and knew that I had acquired very little of it, proposed to me to study with the Rev. John Sylvester John Gardiner, Rector of Tr
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 20: (search)
and the rest of the property at Hanover was finally disposed of in 1830. In the summer of 1827 a journey to Niagara ended by visits on the Hudson, and is thus sketched in a letter to Mr. Daveis:— Of these journeyings you are already partly misinformed, and, as Nic Bottom would say, I will finish that matter myself. We have—as you heard—been to the Westward, but eschewed the Springs, Saratoga. not desiring fashion, but health. We had several bright spots in our journey: first, West Point, where my old friend Thayer's gallantry gave the ladies a beautiful entertainment; then Trenton Falls, more beautiful than those of Tivoli and Terni; then Mr. Wadsworth's magnificent establishment, where we passed two days; then Niagara itself, where we spent four days in constantly increasing delight and astonishment; then, on our return, Kaatskill, where, as Natty Bumpo says, you see all creation; then Governor Lewis's, on the North River, where we spent four days with the Livingston fam<
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
rks reviewed by G. T., 392, 393. Webster, Ezekiel, 7. Webster, Mrs. D., 328, 331, 345; death of, 386. Welcker, Professor, 121, 454. Weld, Isaac, 420, 424, 425. Weimar, visits, 113. Wellesley, Lady, Georgina, 189, 211, 306. Wellesley, Sir Henry (Lord Cowley), 188, 189, 209, 295. Wellington, Duke of, 62, 64, 65, 296. Wells, Samuel, 143. Wells, William, 8. Wentworth House, visits, 440-445. Werther, Goethe's, G. T. translates, 12. West, Benjamin, 63. West, Mr., 14. West Point, G. T Visitor to the Academy, 372; Examination, 372-376; visits, 386. Whately, Archbishop, 412 and note, 413– 451. Wheaton, Henry, 494, 496, 499, 501. Wheelock, Dr., President of Dartmouth College, 5, 6. Wheelock, Mrs., 5. Whewell, William, 420, 421, 422. Whishart, Mr., 415. White, Colonel, 373. White, Miss, Lydia, 176. Whitney, inventor of the cotton-gin, 14. Wickham, Jr., 298. Wickham, William, 33. Wieck, Clara (Schumann), 474. Wiegel, 179. Wilberforce, William,