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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 22: (search)
rites, as usual, so that nothing remains for me but to give you my love, which you are always sure of, as well as that of all mine. Geo. Ticknor. Thenceforward he gave himself to his work of love with a sad pleasure. During the following summer, when he carried out his long-cherished wish to pass several weeks at Niagara, he was busy there, and while visiting Sir Edmund Head at Toronto, writing about his friend. The following letter contains an allusion to this:— Boston, October 1, 1859. dear Lady Lyell,—I came home some days ago and found your precious packet. Lady Lyell's reminiscences of Mr. Prescott. Yesterday and to-day I have read it through,— the whole of it,—but not with tare, as I shall read it hereafter. It was too interesting for that. With many passages I was much touched, as you may well suppose; others revived a thousand recollections,—pleasurable, painful, amusing. After I began to read I could not bear to be interrupted until I had finished