Life, Letters, and Journals of George Ticknor [By G.S. Hillard]

Life, Letters, and Journals of George Ticknor [By G.S. Hillard]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...The mass of students was below, and a slight distinction was made in their food. I met iere the Vice-Master, Renouard, Sedgwick, Judgson; the Dean, Dobree, ilonk's rival in Greek; and, after dinner, went to the Combination Boom, where much wine was drunk, much talk carried on. The tone of this society was certainly stiff and pedantic, and a good deal of little jealousy was apparent, in the manner in which they spoke of persons with whom they or their college or their university had come into collision I ought to add, that we passed the evening at Mr. Sedgwick's rooms, where there were only a few persons from several different colleges, among whom better manners and a finer tact in conversation prevailed Herbert Marsh and Dr. Clarke were not in Cambridge. One person, however, I knew there, who was both a scholar and an accomplished gentleman, Dr. Davy, Master of Caius, to whom Lord Holland gave me letters, and from whom I received a great deal of kindness. I breakfasted with him alone, and enjoyed the variety of his conversation, always nourished with good learning, but never hardened with pedantry..... In the afternoon he carried me to dine with a club which originated in attachment to the fallen Stuarts, and was therefore called " The Family," but has long since become a mere dinner-party every fortnight. Six of the fourteen Masters were there, Smyth, the Pro-3 Greek professor, afterwards Bishop of Gloucester. fessor of Modern History, and two or three other professors. I was amused with the severity of their adherence to ancient customs and manners, and was somewhat surprised to find pipes introduced after dinner, not so much because smoking was liked, as because it was ancient in the usages of the club My journey to the North-was a journey of...
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  • Paperback | 230 pages
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  • English
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