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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 20: Italy.—May to September, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
and has already invented a machine to use instead of compasses in transferring measurements from a cast to the marble on which one is working. This facilitates labor so much, particularly in bas-reliefs, that Greenough told me his men were only twelve days on one piece, when they would have been engaged thirty without Powers's Scorpion. I hope Crawford will get one. Capponi Marquis Gino Capponi was born in Florence in 1792, and died Feb. 3, 1876. He was at one time in public life in Tuscany, but was mainly devoted to literature. A History of the Popes, and a Treatise on Education, are among his works. He persevered in authorship notwithstanding his blindness. He was a correspondent of Mr. Prescott, and is frequently mentioned in the Life of the historian. I saw but once, as he has left town to be absent some six weeks. He inquired kindly after you. He said that he hoped to see Prescott's book translated. When I told him that Prescott used his eyes considerably now, he excl
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 21: Germany.—October, 1839, to March, 1840.—Age, 28-29. (search)
nd happy; but when Prince Metternich leaves the stage it will lose its present influence, and possibly the Germanic Confederation, which it now bullies, will be dissolved. The King of Bavaria is a patron of art, a bigot, a libertine, and a bad poet. The royal family of Naples is disgusting from its profligacy and violation of all laws. The Pope,—I mean his Holiness the Pope,—through the skilful attentions of a foreign physician, has recovered from an inveterate disease of long standing. Tuscany seems happy and well governed. Spain is not yet free from distractions. Don Carlos is a prisoner in France. Maroto Don Rafael Maroto, a Spanish general and Carlist, 1785-1847. has become a traitor, but Cabrera Ramon Cabrera, a Spanish general, born in 1810; a Carlist remarkable for his cruelties. He was severely wounded in 1849, and soon after went to London, where he married a wealthy English woman. He died in May, 1877. is not dead, though this was joyously announced a month ag
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
he went partly to escape the 4th of July dinner. Is he to be our candidate? To Theodore Parker, August 4:— Meanwhile, what sudden changes in the attitude of European States! The peace of Villafranca is as treacherous and clever as its author, for I feel disposed at least to concede to him cleverness. But as time passes it promises to be more and more advantageous to Italy. Several things seem accomplished,—(1) Lonmbardy rescued from Austria; (2) The duchies (Parma, Modena, and Tuscany) all taken from their old governments, and probably from the influence of Austria; (3) The idea of Italian unity and independence recognized by Europe; (1) A movement in Italy which I think will ripen into events. Of course, this is not the programme with which the war was commenced; but it is something gained. Think of old Gino Capponi, blind, led to the urn, and voting for the emancipation of his country! Well done, gallant veteran! . . . I am glad that my brother George has found a to<
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
el Barlow See Book I, Chap. IX. but by 1850 thought of less as an epic which should enshrine the national past than as a great prose performance reflecting the national present In the eighties began the career of that later American writer who gave to the novel his most complete allegiance, undeterred by the vogue of briefer narratives or other forms of literature. Francis Marion Crawford, son of the sculptor Thomas Crawford and nephew of Julia Ward Howe, was born at Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany, in 1854. He prepared for college at St. Paul's School, New Hampshire, and entered Harvard, but soon left it to study in Europe, successively at Cambridge, Heidelberg, and Rome. Having become interested in Sanscrit, and having lost his expectations of a fortune, he went to India and there edited The Indian Herald at Allahabad. In 1881 he returned to America, spent another year upon Sanscrit with Professor Lanman of Harvard, and wrote his first novel, Mr. Isaacs (1882), on the advice of
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, Ought women to learn the alphabet? (search)
tpensier declares, that when Christina had put on a wig of the latest fashion, she really looked extremely pretty. Les races se feminisent, said Buffon,--The world is growing more feminine. It is a compliment, whether the naturalist intended it or not. Time has brought peace; peace, invention; and the poorest woman of today is born to an inheritance such as her ancestors never dreamed of. Previous attempts to confer on women social and political equality,--as when Leopold, Grand Duke of Tuscany, made them magistrates, or when the Hungarian revolutionists made them voters, or when our own New Jersey tried the same experiment in a guarded fashion in early times, and then revoked the privilege, because (as in the ancient fable) the women voted the wrong way,--these things were premature, and valuable only as recognitions of a principle. But in view of the rapid changes now going on, he is a rash man who asserts the Woman question to be anything but a mere question of time. The fulc
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1854. (search)
a wet summer since the flood. We have had this week new potatoes for the table, corn and beans, and a few tomatoes are ripening. My flowers are doing finely; my heliotrope is magnificent, and portulaccas begin to make a show. I have a gentleman from Cork now living under my roof, who is engaged in draining the pasture; and the monotony was enlivened the other night by an Italian with images to sell, who spent the night in my barn and refreshed the Ashland air with the classic accents of Tuscany. His home was Florence. Ade;, from your affectionate brother. During the first years he did not suffer from the isolation of his life, but by degrees it preyed upon his spirits and his health. In the long evenings his fireside was lonely. Although his walls were hung with pictures and mementos of home and travel, and his shelves filled with his favorite authors, their silent voices failed to give him the companionship he craved. If he had been married, the daily labors of the farm
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 10: (search)
ts broad, fine naves, and its massy, imposing pilasters reminded me of Palladio's works at Venice. . . . . Immediately below the chief altar is the Pantheon, the burial-place of the kings. It is small and circular, made of the richest marbles, and ornamented with bronze and precious stones, yet in a very plain, simple style of architecture, and, from the solemn air that breathes through the whole of it, much better fitted to its purpose, than the gorgeous burial-place of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. The sarcophagi are all of bronze, and all alike, ranged one above another to the height, I think, of six, and each plainly marked with the name of him whose ashes it contains. Seven kings rest here, beginning with Charles V., and seven queens, since none are interred in this sacred and glorious cell but such as have given succession to the empire. . . . . The libraries are an important part of this establishment. The lower one contains the printed books, all neatly bound in the same pla
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 24: (search)
a Democrat as any man in the United States. We have few men like him, either as scholars, thinkers, or talkers. I knew him very well at Edinburgh in 1819, and thought him then an uncommon person; but it is plain he has taken a much higher tone than I then anticipated. Sunday, May 8.—This morning Prince John, being in town for mass, sent for me to come and see him. He was, as he always is, agreeable and kind, offering us letters for Berlin, and for his brother-in-law, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, which I gladly accepted. May 10.—. . . . I dined to-day most agreeably with Prince John, nobody present but the aide-de-camp de service, who did not open his lips, though the conversation was extremely various as well as voluble. I do not know whether this was etiquette or not. The Prince told a good many stories; a habit into which persons of his rank often fall, from the circumstance that it tends to relieve them from the embarrassment of either answering or asking questions. But he
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
62, 468, 469, 472, 473, 475, 477, 481, 482, 483, 485, 491, 503. Tiedge, C. F., 474, 475, 482. Tierney, George, 263. Tintoretto, 163 Titian's Assumption, 163. Tobin, Sir, John, 425. Tocca, Chevalier, 175 Tocqueville, Alexis de, 421 and note, 458. Tolken, Professor, 497. Totten, General, 375. Touche, Guymond de la, 126. Trenton Falls, visits, 386. Trist, Mr., 348. Trist, Mrs., 348. Trowbridge, Sir, Thomas, 180, 277. Tudor, William, Life of James Otis, 338 and note. Tuscany, Leopold Grand Duke of, 489. U Ubaldo, Marchese, 175. V Van Buren, Martin, 372, 409. Van Rensselaer, General, 381. Varnhagen Von Ense 495. Vathek. See Beckford. Vaughan, Benjamin, 55, 352 note, 413. Vaughan, John, 15, 55, 352. Vaughan, Mr., 209, 372 and note, 381, 382. Vaughan, William, 55, 58, 263, 352 note, 413. Venice, visits, 162-166. Verplanck, Mr., 381. Victoria, Princess, 435, 437. Vignolles, Rev. Mr., 424. Villafranca, Marques de, 197. Villem
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 3: (search)
o much the greater, however, was the noise the manuscripts made in the world; the Grand Duke of Tuscany heard of them and entered into treaty for them; they were brought to Florence, and he agreed tore one o'clock. Prince Maximilian of Saxony-one of whose daughters is now Duchess Dowager of Tuscany, and another was the first wife of the present Grand Duke——is now here with his pretty young wit the palace. If, however, the time should come when liberal principles again shall prevail in Tuscany, I doubt not he would exercise a controlling influence in its affairs. He savors most stronglynarotti, the head of Michel Angelo's family, and the head of the administration of justice for Tuscany,—an eminent and respectable man, whom I was glad to visit in the great artist's house, and to fJoseph and Jerome for the inheritance she claims from Madame Mere; the Princess of Canino is in Tuscany, furiously jealous of her husband, and yet refusing to join him in England. One of her daughte<
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