uxurious, while his personal habits were marked by great moderation and simplicity.
His means were ample, not only for the maintenance of a liberal and tasteful establishment, but for the increase of his library, and for the multiplied demands of private charity, and of benevolent institutions, to which he gave both money and much personal service.
As soon as he had a house of his own, he enjoyed the ability it gave him to welcome his friends from distant places, and during the winter of 1821-22, Daveis, Haven, and Cogswell were at different times his guests.
These visits did not, however, disturb the steady course of his industrious life, and he writes in February: I have been very quietly at home all winter; no visiting abroad, much writing of lectures, much studying of Italian between Anna and my nieces, and once a week Artiguenave—who is a first-rate French reader — has read us a French play.
In April he says to Mr. Daveis, My lectures have given me a good deal of occupation
06, 509, 510.
Thun-Hohenstein, Countesses Anna and Josephine, 505.
Ticknor, Anna Eliot, daughter of G. T., 382, 384; letter to, 397, 410.
Ticknor, Elisha, father of George, 1; graduate of Dartmouth College, 1; head of Moore's school, 1; keeps a school in Pittsfield, Mass., 2; head of Franklin School, Boston, 2; author of English Exercises 2; grocer, 2; connection with Fire Insurance Company, Savings Bank, and Boston Primary Schools, 2 and note; retires from business in 1812, 2; dies 1821, 2; his appearance, 3; qualities, 3 and note; importer of Merino sheep, 3 note; marriage, 4; G. T.'s account of, 6, 7; feeling at the death of Washington, 21; confidence between him and his son, 22; letters to, 27, 28, 29, 31, 73 and note, 74, 79, 81, 84, 95, 99, 102, 116, 131, 141, 155, 172, 173, 185, 186, 189, 250, 251, 252, 273-275, 289; his death, 334.
Ticknor, Elizabeth Billings, mother of George, 1; born in Sharon, Mass., 3; teacher, 3; marries B. Curtis, 3; left a widow, opens a gir