have been ordered out, and the National Guard placed on duty at once. Several people were hacked
about by the Cuirassiers, and the University ordered to be closed for two months ; however, this
has been countermanded. The absurd conduct of the King and Government on this occasion is
enough to make any one desire a change in the order of things.'

On the 5th of January, 1831, he notes :

' I dined with a large party of Professors, who met to-day and celebrated Schelling's birthday,
but " Deutscher Ernst" was too leading an ingredient in the assembly, and it went off heavily. He
is 56 years old.'

On the 3rd of March the first mention occurs of Schmeller's name : ' Walked with
Schmeller to Hesloe, and dined there/ On the ist of May he does not omit to
mention the annual festival of tapping the ' Bock' beer, which he found admirable at
the price of a penny a pint. On the 2nd he notes :

' Schelling commenced his lectures for the summer half-year, continuing the Philosophy of
Mythology. Oken did the same, but said, as only 4 or 5 had inscribed their names, he should not
continue to lecture unless all those present, about 30 or 40, did the same; the subject is Natural
History. The students here, many from poverty, many from shabbiness, are excessively shy about
paying the fees.'

Later on in his Diaries he mentions the fact that he found Ranke and other
professors at Berlin lecturing to very scanty classes.

On the 8th of May he notes that his physician, Dr. Walther, had recommended a
new cure for his old ailments : this was a Krautcr-Kur, or herbal course of medicine,
according to which he would have to drink, every morning before breakfast, half a pint
of a decoction of dandelion and other herbs. But the-end of this Krautcr-Kur and of
the many Trauben and Molken-Kurs which he underwent was that he was ordered again
to Carlsbad, where we find him drinking the waters on the I2th of June, on which
occasion Cleasby notes : ' Found there were 13 English here/ On the i8th of July he
left Carlsbad, and was back at Munich on the 24th, whence he wrote to his father,
telling him that he had made up his mind to go to Greece with Thiersch ; for then all
the world in Bavaria, it must be rememberecl, were mad to go with King Otho to his
new kingdom. But preparatory to this expedition, which, had it been carried out,
might have changed the whole tenor of his life, Cleasby set off on the 2Oth of August
with Constantin Höfler, a young German, for the Tyrol, Switzerland, and Upper Italy.
The reason why the trip to Greece was abandoned is given in the following letter to
his. mother:

'ZURICH, Sept. iSi/i, 1831.—My dear mother, I wrote my dear father at the beginning of the
month from Tyrol, expressive of my disappointment at being prevented visiting Greece, from the
numerous difficulties of quarantine etc. occasioned by cholera morbus in the north and south, and
plague in the east.... It was, notwithstanding, with great reluctance that I relinquished my plan
...., for I confess that after the manner in which my life has been employed for some time past,
I look upon a visit to classical Greece as a great desideratum. We bachelors with a literary turn
of mind are in our way like the good folks in the City,—the more we have, the more we want; but
still the circle of my perambulations is nearly completed, and I look forward to setting myself down
permanently by your side at no very distant period, but wish, if possible, not to have to come home
in the mean time, in order to avoid those terrible parting scenes which have been more than once
so painful.'