Ixxiv RICHARD CLEASBY. 1837-39.
cure. On the 3rd of July he returned to Munich, 'very well satisfied with the effects
of the molken.' On the 2nd of September he set off with his friend Schmeller on
a tour through Switzerland, returning on the 24th of the month, and making good use
of the journey in studying the dialects. He now resumed his Old German and Philo-
logical studies, but a report of his mother's ill-health took him to England for a
fortnight. He found his mother better than he expected, and on the 5th of December
he was back at Munich. The winter of 1837-38 now passed away, and the spring
found him still at work. We only pause to note that on the 27th of January, 1838,
he writes, ' Was at a ball at Staatsrath Maurer's,' Konrad Maurer's father, and
Schmeller's trusty friend. Then he again drinks the molken at Kreuth, climbs the
Bavarian hills, and returns to England in July. On the I3th he was present at a
dinner in Guildhall, to congratulate the Queen on her coronation. There he sees
' The Duke de Nemours, a nice, amiable-looking, blonde youth ; Soult, a broad, tough-looking
warrior, a good deal knocked about, but still hale and firm. Sebastiani's countenance is
intelligent. Estcrhazy, Schwartzenberg, Stroganoff, Putbus, Spanish and Portuguese grandees,
etc., excited less interest, but the splendid diamonds on the sabre of the first-mentioned could
not escape notice. Wellington, Peel, Melbourne, Sir J. Graham, Stanley, little Lord John Russell,
and the massive pair, O'Conncll and Hume, with numerous other contrasts, sat peaceably and
apparently well-pleased side by side.'
After a visit to the patrimonial acres in Westmoreland he departed for Germany
on the 25th of August, and reached Munich by way of Augsburg and Nuremberg,
carrying with him some facsimiles of Old German MSS. for his friend Schmeller. He
still takes lessons in Greek and German philology. In these studies he again passed
the winter of 1838-39.
On the 13th of February he wrote to his father to say that he thought of leaving
Munich about the end of the month by Leipzig to Hamburg, and thence to Denmark
and St. Petersburg. On the ist of March, 1839, stands an entry like many others in
these volumes :
' Made Joseph Miiller, Orientalist, a present of a hundred gulden, to forward the publication
of a work he is preparing for the press.'
Now he buys a britschka for his journey, and extra strong shoes and boots,
acquires statistical works on Russia, packs up his books and sends them to Cotta to
take care of, and departs on the 2nd on his travels. At Leipzig, on the 6th of March,
he gave Dr. Cruzius a hundred dollars, fifty in his own name, and fifty in that of
his friend Vipan,
' For the five exiled Göttingen professors. Two of the seven, Ewald and Gervinus, forego
Three of the five were his friends Dahlmann and Jacob and William Grimm.
At Halle, of which he says, ' A more narrow-cornering, dirty, wretched-built town
I scarcely recollect/ he saw Professor Leo,
'Who, though terribly pugnacious and bitterly persecuting with his pen, is a lively and
very agreeable person in conversation. We immediately got on to the subject of his Anglo-
Saxon Lesebuch, when he quite agreed to my suggestions as to certain passages.'