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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 17: (search)
ve only a tithe of her resources. . . . . Yesterday I had another phasis of the changes of the times. I dined with Count Cavour, the most distinguished of all Italian statesmen at this moment, and the man who, since 1852, has been doing so much tt I noticed particularly was Cibrario, formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs; another was the principal secretary, on whom Cavour depends for work he cannot do himself. . . . . But as I was told, it was a dinner of intellectual men, such as Count CavoCount Cavour likes to give, and therefore such as marks a great change in the tastes and character of those who govern the affairs of the kingdom. In the evening I went to a palazzo from which power has departed,—that, I mean, of the Balbos,—in order to pay Count Cesare, who was among my friends in both my other visits to Europe, and at one time filled the place now filled by Cavour. But the rich old halls, in which I once had a most gay and luxurious dinner, looked very grave and sad. Everything was
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 21: (search)
North of course shall beat. We have the moral and physical power, the wealth, and all the other means needful to carry through the contest successfully. But it will be such a contest as the civilized world has not seen for a long time; much like one of the old contests between the Greek republics, and at the end, when, if it ever happens, we must have three, or four, or five millions of uneducated slaves on our hands, what shall we do with them? Anna—the younger—asked this question of Count Cavour, in his opera-box, one night, In 1857. See ante, p. 352. after he had shown us that he knew more about the politics and parties of this country than any Italian we had seen all the preceding winter. Mademoiselle, he answered, je crois que vous parlerez beaucoup de laemancipation, et que vous émanciperez fort peu. Shall we come to this condition, this point? I trust not in my time; but we are nearer to it than— six months ago—I thought it was possible we should be in ten years.
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
arlisle, Seventh Earl of, II 271, 425; letter to, 450; letter from, 451. See Morpeth. Carlyle, Dr., II. 59. Carlyle, Thomas, II. 180. Carmignani, II. 92, 93, 94. Carroll, Archbishop, I. 41. Carroll, Charles, I. 41. Carus, Dr., I. 459, 473, 475, 482, II. 480 and note. Cass, General, Lewis, II. 113, 141. Cassell, visits, I. 121. Castel-Branco, Baron. See Lacerda. Castiglione, Madame de, II. 370, 372. Castro, Don Adolfo de, II. 259. Castro, Don Joao de, I. 246. Cavour, Count Camillo di, II. 352, 353, 431. Chadwick, Edwin, II. 147. Chalmers, Rev. Dr., I. 405. Chaloner, Mr., I. 443. Channing, Dr., Walter, I 148, 391; letters to, 94, 149. Channing, Edward T., I. 9, 12, 26; letters to, 30, 42, 83, 89, 96, 107, 118, 183. Channing, Mrs., Walter, letters to, I 148, 188. Channing, Rev. William E., I. 17, 84, 96, 178, 316, 327, 382, 391, 405, 479, II 101, 150, 188, 300; letter to, 200. Chantrey, Sir, Francis, II. 178. Chapman, Dr., I. 16.