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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Life of George Ticknor. (search)
ly remember how I was tormented by the account of the Plague at Athens. This was the work of between two and three years. Dr. Gardiner's manners were kind and conciliating to me, and he always received me good-naturedly. He was fond of having a small circle at supper, and often invited me,—an attention which he showed to no other of his pupils, most of them being too young. I was then seventeen. I met, at these pleasant suppers, Mr. William S. Shaw, the founder of the Athenaeum; Mr. William Wells, a pretty good classical scholar, bred in England, from 1798 to 1800 a tutor in Harvard College; the Rev. Joseph Buckminster, the most brilliant and cultivated preacher of the time; James Ogilvie, a Scotchman, who gave very striking lectures in Boston, on various subjects, and made very effective recitations from Scott, Campbell, and Moore, some of which he sometimes repeated to us after supper; and Mr. James Savage, already one of my friends, and my father's. Other persons were th
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 6: (search)
is which should give you a moment's uneasiness. The government has done all it can, and is, of course, satisfied that my apparent objects here are my real ones. I may or may not be watched a little while by some of their familiars; but, you know, watching is unavailing where there is nothing to discover; and, as I shall not change my conduct in the least, because there is nothing in it either wrong or suspicious, I shall soon put to rest any doubts that may remain. My letters, like all Mr. Wells's between Paris and Havre, never pass through the post-office; so, if I had written treason, the ministry would never have been the wiser for it. It has been suggested to me that my habit of staying at home all day and going out in the evening, visiting no public places, and knowing such men as Count Gregoire, Benjamin Constant, the Marquis de Lafayette, Gallois, etc., may have drawn this inquisition upon me. It is possible, but I doubt it. You will understand, of course, that the ob
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
346, 348, 350, 361, 381, 382, 386, 37, 391, 396, 409; Plymouth Oration, 329, 330; letter to, 370; eulogy on Ex-Presidents, 377, 378; works 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