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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 2: (search)
tain peculiarities of character and manners which the great increase in wealth, population, and luxury during succeeding years has not entirely effaced. Though Dr. Freeman had been settled over King's Chapel in 1787, as a Unitarian clergyman, yet the stern faith of the Puritan settlers of New England held very general sway. Dr. Cly in general conversation, of which Mr. Jefferson was necessarily the leader. I shall probably surprise you by saying that, in conversation, he reminded me of Dr. Freeman. He has the same discursive manner and love of paradox, with the same appearance of sobriety and cool reason. He seems equally fond of American antiquities, athe antiquities of his native State, and talks of them with freedom and, I suppose, accuracy. He has, too, the appearance of that fairness and simplicity which Dr. Freeman has; and, if the parallel holds no further here, they will again meet on the ground of their love of old books and young society. On Sunday morning, after br
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 3: (search)
nd the subject of taking Canada,—though it was evident enough that he knew little about any of them. Thirty years ago, said he in a solemn tone, which would have been worthy of Johnson,—thirty years ago, sir, I turned on my heel when I heard you called rebels, and I was always glad that you beat us. He made some inquiries on the subject of our learning and universities, of which he was profoundly ignorant, and spoke of the state of religion in our section of the country—in particular of Dr. Freeman's alterations of the Liturgy, which he had seen—with a liberal respect, much beyond what I should have expected from a Churchman. When I came away, he followed me to the door, with many expressions of kindness, and many invitations to come and spend some time with him, on my return to England, and finally took leave of me with a bow, whose stately and awkward courtesy will always be present in my memory whenever I think of him. His first evening in London was spent at the theatre, w
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
s, 389, 390. Forbes, Captain, 262. Forbes, Hon., Francis, 458, 459, 461, 463, 477, 478, 486, 489. Forbin, Count, 255, 257. Forster, Hofrath Friedrich, 493, 495. Forster, Professor, Karl, 475, 482. Fox, Colonel C. J., 408. Fox, Lady, Mary, 408, 409. Francisco, Don, Prince of Spain, 206. Frankfort-on-Main, visits, 122. Franklin, Benjamin, 286. Franklin, Lady, 425. Franklin Public School, Boston, Elisha Ticknor, Principal of, 2. Franklin, Sir, John, 419, 420, 421, 422, 425. Freeman, Rev. Dr. J., 17, 35, 53. Frere, John Hookham, 264, 267. Frisbie, Professor, 355, 356. Froriep, L. F. von, 454, 455, 457. Fuller, Captain, 61. Fulton's Steam Frigates, 27. Funchal, Count, 177, 179, 263. G Gagern, Baron, 122, 123. Gallatin, Albert, 142, 143, 144, 145, 252. Gallois, J. A. C., 143. Gannett, Rev. E. S., notice of Mr. Ticknor, 327 and note. Gans, Professor, 494. Garay, Don M. de, 191, 192, 196, 212. Gardiner, Maine, visits, 337, 385. Gardiner, Mrs. R.