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[259] Lord Mahon did this without the least suggestion of mine, from being pleased with your book, but I was, of course, glad to add my name to the recommendation. You will receive the diploma in time.

I was much interested by your letter of September 25, which I took the liberty of showing to Dr. Holland and Lord Lansdowne. . . . . I hope that peace may continue all over the world, and indeed there seems no great cause for alarm at present Without the nonsense of a Peace Society, a change is coming over the spirits of men, and it is more and more felt that war is not to be undertaken for frivolous punctilios or unimportant interests. . . . .

Believe me, my dear sir,

Very truly yours,

A few months later Mr. Ticknor writes as follows:—

To Don P. De Gayangos.

Boston, October 14, 1850.
My dear Don Pascual,—I wrote you last on the 19th of August, since which I have not heard from you directly; but I know that the copies of my History which I sent to Mr. Barringer and to Don Adolfo de Castro, through your kindness, have safely reached their destination. Don Adolfo writes to me very agreeably about my book, but says he shall answer what I have said about the Buscapie.

Young Prescott has returned lately, and brought me the fine copies of ‘Ayllon's Cid,’ 1579, and of the ‘Toledana Discreta,’ 1604, which you intrusted to his care. His father came at the same time, and both of them are quite well, and much gratified by the kindness they everywhere received in Europe . . . .

I continue to receive much better accounts of my book from Europe than I can think it deserves. . . . . You will, I suppose, have had Ford's review in the ‘London Quarterly’ for October, and that of Rossieuw de St. Hilaire in the ‘Revue des Deux Mondes’ at

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