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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 13: (search)
seen. We could, in fact, adapt our reading to our real wants and best interests much more than we do now, and so do much more by it for the general improvement and elevation of the national character. To C. S. Daveis, Portland. Caldwell, Lake George, August 22, 1852. my dear Charles,—By this time you may, perhaps, be curious touching our whereabouts; and if you are not, I have some mind to give you an account of what we have done since I saw you last, and what we propose to do, peradvend died after six years illness, while we were at Niagara. The beauty of everything without, and the luxury, finish, exactness, of everything within, contrasted strongly with the noiseless stillness of a house of death . . . . Here, again,—Lake George, In the years from 1851 to 1855, inclusive, Mr. Ticknor and his family passed a part of each summer on the shores of this lovely lake.—is another contrast to the rushing glories of Niagara, for the beautiful, quiet lake is always before us,<
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 14: (search)
dition I shall sacrifice the plates to my vanity of making the book as good as I can. Meantime, the old Spanish books do no harm; they amuse me, and they will be valuable in some public library hereafter. . . . . To C. S. Daveis. Caldwell, Lake George, August 2, 1854. My dear Charles,—. . . . Since I wrote the preceding pages Cogswell has come in upon us for a few days; he looks a little thin and pale, as a man well may who has been in New York all summer, but he seems in good health andat, as all men in the United States have this summer, I suppose, but less than most of them. The thermometer has averaged about seven or eight degrees below the temperature from Boston to Baltimore. . . . . To Sir E. Head, Bart. Caldwell, Lake George, August 3, 1854. My dear Sir Edmund,—I am delighted with the news Sir Edmund Head was appointed Governor-General of Canada. In the autumn of this year, when he transferred his residence from Fredericton to Quebec, he passed through Bost
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 15: (search)
orite with him. When once the work of preparing a proper building had been taken in hand, Mr. Bates began to give cautious intimations of further generous purposes in relation to the Library. He kept up a frequent correspondence with Mr. Everett and Mr. Ticknor, and in July, 1855, he finally expressed, to both of them, a distinct intention of giving a large quantity of books to fill the shelves of the new edifice as soon as it should be ready. Mr. Ticknor was passing the summer at Lake George, and there received two letters to this effect from Mr. Bates, and one from Mr. Everett enclosing what he had received. Immediately each of these gentlemen expressed the conviction, that some one should go soon to England to confer with this liberal benefactor, and each proposed that the other should go. Mr. Ticknor urged Mr. Everett, as far as he thought he properly might, to undertake this mission, and Mr. Everett answered him in the following terms, both feeling that this was a turnin
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
139, 148, 151, 152, 155, 257, 263, 44 and note, 360, 351, II. 106, 494. Lafayette, Madame de, II. 106. La Fontaine, Auguste, I. 112. Lagrange, visits, I. 151, 152. La Granja. See St. Ildefonso. Laharpe, General, II. 35, 36. Lake George, visits, II. 281 and note, 289. Lallemand, General, II. 113. Lamartine, A. de, I. 470 note, II. 116, 117, 119, 128, 136, 137, 141. Lamb, Charles, I. 294. Lamb, Sir, Frederic, II. 1. Lansdowne, Marchioness of, I. 418, 415, II. 151. Paris, 102-143; London and Scotland, 144-183; return to America, 183, 184. 1838-56. Life in Boston, 184-311; summers at Woods' Hole, 187, 208-210; journeys, 221. 222; Geneseo, 225; journeys, 226-228; Manchester, Mass., 239, 268; journeys and Lake George, 277, 281, 289. 1840-49. History of Spanish Literature, 243-262. 1850. Visit to Washington, 263, 264. 1852-67. Connection with Boston Public Library, 299-320. 1856-57. Third visit to Europe, 321-400; London, Brussels, Dresden, Berlin, Vienn