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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 2: (search)
istent republican, and for the last nineteen years—or since 1817— has lived quite retired in his native canton; for which, in the midst of the great changes of 1814-15, he did so much by means of his personal influence with the Russian Emperor, and in whose political affairs and moral improvement he has ever since taken the livelis with some satisfaction, We shall take two or three of the United States now, and I think we shall be able to keep them, too. When, however, peace was made, in 1815, and he congratulated his lordship upon it, he seemed uncommonly well pleased. September 3.—I spent the evening, until quite late, with old General Laharpe, who it a fine statue of Necker, by Tieck. The family portraits, Necker and Mad. Necker, the Baron and Mad. de Stael, Auguste, and a bust of Mad. de Broglie, made in 1815, are in another room, and Auguste's cabinet is just as he left it. The whole was very sad to me, the more so, perhaps, because the concierge recollected me, and sh<
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 5: (search)
find in them . . . . The evening was made pleasant to us by a visit from Rosini, the author of the Monaca di Monza, of Luisa Strozzi, etc.,—a round, easy, good-natured, vain, and very agreeable person, about as old as Carmignani; somewhat jealous, as an author, of the reputation of Manzoni, Grossi, and the rest of his successful contemporaries, and extremely frank in suffering it to be seen. He is full of anecdote, and talked about Mad. de Stael and Schlegel at the time they were here in 1815-16, of Manzoni, and of himself. He seems extremely well pleased that the Monaca di Monza has gone through eighteen editions, and declares that he is no imitator of Manzoni or anybody else; for that in 1808 he had made collections for an historical romance on the times of Erasmus, in which Lorenzo dea Medici, and the coterie around him at Florence, were to have been introduced; that he showed his materials and his plan to his friends at the time, and went so far as to get a head of Erasmus to
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 10: (search)
is sense of the responsibility which rests on every man of thought and integrity to transmit to others the great truths and traditions he has received as an inheritance from those before him; to discountenance opinions which he is satisfied are dangerous to civilization and to healthy progress (a duty, as he once wrote, especially important where the government rests on public opinion); and to promote, so far as in him lies, the sovereignty of law and justice. When a young law student, 1813-15, Mr. Ticknor belonged to the Federalist party, and he always adhered to its creed, calling himself, in his latest years, an old Federalist. In those early days he wrote political articles for the newspapers, and was somewhat a partisan; but after his first return from Europe he did not renew either this spirit or that habit. Mr. George T. Curtis furnishes the following anecdote, which is associated with this subject: I chanced, he says, at a public dinner in Boston, on some political occas
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 14: (search)
time since I have done it, and I have never had occasion to do it so sadly. The country is now almost entirely divided into two sectional, fierce parties, the North and the South, the antislavery fast becoming—what wise men have long foreseen-mere abolitionism, and now excited to madness by the brutal assault on Sumner, by the contest in Kansas, and by the impending Presidential canvass. I have not witnessed so bad a state of things for forty years, not since the last war with you in 1812-15. At the present moment everything in the Atlantic States is in the hands of the Disunionists, at the two ends of the Union; Butler, Toombs, and the other fireeaters at the South, seeking by their violence to create as much abolitionism at the North as they can, so that it may react in favor of their long-cherished project for a separation of the States; and Garrison, Wendell Phillips, and their coadjutors here striving to excite hatred towards the South, for the same end. It is therefore acti
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 18: (search)
old friend, who appears so largely and pleasantly in the Life by Lockhart. . . . . Telling him how fine I thought Scott's colloquial powers, he answered, Yes, but they were never so fine as when he was having a jolly good time with two or three friends. He then described to me what he considered the finest specimen he had ever had of them. It was when nobody was present but Tom Campbell. They dined together at Ton's, in Sydenham, near London,—a very modest little cottage, where I dined in 1815,—and where the scene of this talk was chiefly laid at just about the same period. They dined early, but by ten o'clock, brilliant as the conversation was, Tom was past enjoying it, and nothing remained for them but to carry him up stairs and put him to bed. Scott, however, was neither disturbed nor exhausted, and they two repaired to the village tavern, and ordering beefsteaks and hot brandy-and-water, Scott poured out floods of anecdote and poetry, and talked on till three, when, with undim
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 21: (search)
icknor. To Sir Edmund Head. Boston, April 21, 1861. My dear Head,—I sent you by yesterday's express a parcel, about which the two papers I enclose will give you all the information you will need. The Danish books, I think, will be all you will want for some time. But there are other things to talk about now. The heather is on fire. I never before knew what a popular excitement can be. Holiday enthusiasm I have seen often enough, and anxious crowds I remember during the war of 1812-15, but never anything like this. Indeed, here at the North, at least, there never was anything like it; for if the feeling were as deep and stern in 1775, it was by no means so intelligent or unanimous; and then the masses to be moved were as a handful compared to our dense population now. The whole people, in fact, has come to a perception that the question is, whether we shall have anarchy or no. The sovereign—for the people is the only sovereign in this country—has begun to exercise his s<
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 24: (search)
se as very curious matters. On running over the list, I was surprised to find that I had known so many of the members, and on examining it, in consequence, with more care, I find that I have had more or less correspondence with twenty-nine out of the one hundred and fifty-seven members, beginning with Sir Joseph Banks, who runs back to 1778; besides which I have met in society and talked with at least twenty-seven more; so that I have really known fifty-six of the old Johnson Club, all since 1815! The reason is that I am such an old fellow; I was seventy-six yesterday . . . . We are all well and prosperous. I am better than I have been for two years, and take great comfort in the tolerated laziness of old age. The Dexters are just gone to the sea-coast for five or six weeks seabathing; but I am safe in adding their kind regards to ours, for all of you. Yours faithfully, Geo. Ticknor. Tell me about Sir Francis Doyle, and the Professorship of Poetry at Oxford. I have known
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Appendix A. (search)
Appendix A. Extracts from the letters of Mr. Elisha Ticknor to his son George, during his absence in Europe, 1815-1819. Boston, Sunday Evening, April 16, 1815. my Dearest and best of sons,—I hope, and pray God, that this journey may terminate for you better than any one has to those who have travelled for similar purposes. I can't but believe,—Deo volente,—should you improve the opportunities put into your hands, it will prove greatly to your advantage, should you live—which may God grant—to return to your native country again. Our trial on our last parting was more than we could bear for the moment; but, overcome as we were, nothing but an entire reliance on God could support either your mother or me. We committed you, immediately on your quitting our shore and turning your eye with a last look on our town and country, to God, depending on him for support and comfort, and relying on him to protect and encourage your heart while absent, and, when it seemeth
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
I. 467. Bose, Count, I 469. Bose, Countess, I. 459, 476. Bossange, Hector, II. 102. Bostock, Dr., I. 416. Boston, G. T. born in, I. 1; condition of, 1800-1815, 17-21; town-meetings, 20; comparison with Athens, 20; in 1819, 315, 316 and note; condition in 1839, Il 188, 203. Boston Provident Institution for Savings, G. , 7. 1807-10. Studying Greek and Latin with Dr. Gardiner, 8, 9. 1810-13. Studying law with Mr. W. Sullivan, 9; admitted to the bar, practises one year, 9-11. 1814-15. Abandons the law and prepares, by study and travel, for going to Europe, 11, 12; visits Virginia, Hartford Convention, Mr. Jefferson, 12-16, 26-41. 1815-16. To E1815-16. To England, Holland, and Gottingen, 49-106; Weimar, Berlin, Dresden, 106-116; Gottingen, 116-121. 1817-18. Accepts professorship at Harvard College, 120; visits France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, 121-249. 1819. Paris, London, and Edinburgh, 250-298; death of his mother, 273; return to America, 299; inauguration as professor, 319. 1