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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 2: (search)
ings, with a piazza in front of a receding centre. It is built, I suppose, in the French style. You enter, by a glass folding-door, into a hall which reminds you of Fielding's Man of the Mountain, by the strange furniture of its walls. On one side hang the head and horns of an elk, a deer, and a buffalo; another is covered with curiosities which Lewis and Clarke found in their wild and perilous expedition. On the third, among many other striking matters, was the head of a mammoth, or, as Cuvier calls it, a mastodon, containing the only os frontis, Mr. Jefferson tells me, that has yet been found. On the fourth side, in odd union with a fine painting of the Repentance of Saint Peter, is an Indian map on leather, of the southern waters of the Missouri, and an Indian representation of a bloody battle, handed down in their traditions. Through this hall—or rather museum—we passed to the dining-room, and sent our letters to Mr. Jefferson, who was of course in his study. Here again we
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 13: (search)
deal of interest in politics; but, in general, the political tone did not prevail, for he is a member of the Institute, and a man of considerable learning. . . . Mad. de Pastoret asked me to three little dinners, and once, when Camille Jourdain, Cuvier, and La Place were there. These parties were extremely simple, rational, and pleasant. This, in fact, is exactly Mad. de Pastoret's character. She has natural talent, and has cultivated herself highly. . . . I have seldom seen a better balanceerefore is at home every evening, and sees only those who will not exact a formal return of visit for visit. Among those who came there most frequently was the old Due de Crillon, the representative of Henry IV.'s Crillon,. . . . and such men as Cuvier and La Place, who, like Count Pastoret himself, belong, by their age and character, to an elder state of society, and by their political situation take a deep interest in the affairs of the day. One of the stories that Mad. de Pastoret told me
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
4; father of Mrs. William H. Woodward, Benjamin, Harriet, and Augustus Curtis, grandfather of B. R. and G. T. Curtis, 4. Curtis, Benjamin, son of Dr. B. C. and Mrs. Elizabeth Billings Curtis, 4. Curtis, Benjamin R., 4. Curtis, C. P., 316 note. Curtis, Eliza, wife of W. H. Woodward, 4, 7, 276. Curtis, George Ticknor, 4, 317; letter to G. S. Hillard, 326, 391. Curtis, Harriet, 4. Curtis, Rev., Philip, 3. Curtis, T. B., 316 note. Custis, Miss Nellie (Mrs. Peter), 38. Cuvier, Baron, 255. D Dahl, J. C. C., 482, 490. Dallas's Report, 30. Dalton, Mr., 422. Dante, study of, 85, 86, 394, 466, 470, 472, 475 and note, 482. Dartmouth College, Elisha Ticknor graduate of, 1, 5; case of, vs. Woodward, 4; Dr. Wheelock, President of, 5; G. T. member and graduate of, 6, 7. Daveis, Charles S., 316 note; letters to, 24, 43, 51, 87, 169, 232 note, 334, 336, 337, 339, 344, 378, 379, 394, 396, 397, 398, 399, 401. Davis, Hart, 447. Davis, Judge, 329, 340, 355. Da