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Notes on the State of Virginia, in Thomas Jefferson: Writings, ed. Merrill D. Peterson; Library of America edition (New York, 1984), 211, 214. a kind of metaphor for America as the representation in history of the Cartesian severance of mind and body; of America as the triumphant incarnation of the secular, rational will to take not only society but the universe into itself. Yet Jefferson's assurance of mind's capacity masks an intense vexation that haunts subsequent chapters of Notes on Virginia, especially those on law, religion, and manners.
I, 23. " In addition to the time he spent with Jefferson in the company of the table, Ticknor had two hours with him in the privacy of his study, during which "the old philosopher" told him about his own experience of Europe and offered on a "month's notice" to supply a list of his friends and correspondents abroad, though he added sadly that the number had been considerably diminished by death. "6 Literature and learning having prevailed over politics, Ticknor and Jefferson began a cordial acquaintanceship.
His interest in the University of Virginia nonetheless remained keen; and a little later on, the invitation to join the Virginia faculty still open, he visited Jefferson once again, and with the founder himself as guide toured the "academical village" devised by the architectural genius of Jefferson. 7 Yet in spite of his admiration for Jefferson and his new university, Ticknor was not lured to Charlottesville. In the light of his resentment of the resistance he was encountering in his efforts to entice Harvard to join the nineteenth centuryeventually this would lead to his resignation from the Harvard facultywe may wonder why Ticknor did not make the move.