that he should return to England by way of Carlsbad, Dresden, Berlin, Westphalia, and
Holland. The loth of that month was a day of leave-taking at Munich, where Cleasby
had now concluded the studies which he deemed necessary to repair a neglected edu-
cation. On that clay he dined with his friend Martins—

'Whose general kindness, together with the agreeable society of his excellent wife and three
charming little daughters, have had a great share in causing me to leave Munich with so much
regret. My excellent friend Schmeller was likewise there, a sterling character of a sort at present
rare in the extreme.'

On the 19th he was again at Carlsbad, drinking steadily. There, on the 8th of
July, he notes :

' I received a packet from Andreas Schmeller of Munich, containing, as a present, his Mund-
arten Baierns, and other works.'

It was at this visit that he made the acquaintance of Bishop Tegner, who talked
philosophy with him, and urged him to visit Sweden, and especially Vexio, where his
see was. It is evident also, from later letters to Schmeller, that the two friends had
discussed this Scandinavian expedition, which, besides visiting Tegner, had in view
the famous Codex Argenteus at Upsala. On the 6th of August Cleasby reached
Berlin, and presented letters of introduction to Von Raumer, Professor Ehrenberg,
Graff the Old German philologer, Lachmann, and Boeckh. On the yth he heard
Lachmann lecture on the Niebelungen at 8 A.M.; at 11, Ranke, Professor of History,
the class consisting of only four persons besides himself. By all these celebrities, and
especially by Ehrenberg, Graff, and Ranke, Cleasby was courteously received and hos-
pitably entertained, and on the loth left for Magdeburg, taking with him the impression
that Berlin and her inhabitants, as compared with Munich and South Germany, might
be described as ' vornehm und traurig.' From Magdeburg he passed into the Hartz
country, and on the 22nd ascended the Brocken. On Sunday the 25th he was at Göt-
tingen, where he found the students ' very rough and unpolished in their manners,' and
the University much reduced in number, having sunk from 1500 to 850, chiefly in con-
sequence of the political troubles of 1831. Here comes a very interesting entry in the

' I presented Schmeller's letter to Jacob Grimm, the librarian, and was received in the most
friendly manner. He seems an excellently amiable, mild, good creature, perfectly wrapped up in his
grammatical enquiries. He invited me to pass the evening with him and his brother William, who
is married, and an uncommonly animated jovial fellow. They both live in the same house, and in
such harmony and community that one might almost imagine the children were common property.
William read us a sort of farce written in the Frankfort dialect, depicting the "malhcurs" of a
rich Frankfort tradesman on a holiday jaunt on Sunday. It was very droll, and he read it

On the 2yth Cleasby left Göttingen, making his way through Westphalia to the
Rhine. At Bonn he called one morning on A. W. Schlegel, and found he was in his
bath. In the afternoon he called again, and observed—

o '

'A great effeminacy of manner about him. He is a vast crier out against the system of the
English Universities, seemed dissatisfied that the geologist Buckland and the like should be D.D.'s
in holy orders, and that on the other hand a good classic and a tory was all that was required of a