* the cases in which my Dictionary-papers stand to Serena d' Acqueria,' an intimate

On this occasion Cleasby took with him as his companion a young Icelander,
Brynjolfr Pjeturson, whom he occasionally calls Petersen in the Danish form, a law-
student, and clerk in the Chamber of Accounts, in whom he seems to have taken
great interest, and to whom he did the honours, and shewed the lions of Germany
and England. The travellers we need scarcely say were bound for Carlsbad, and
took the route by Dessau, Halle, Leipzig, and Dresden, staying in each sufficient
time to examine and admire their natural and artistic beauties. On the 20th of
May they reached Carlsbad, where the cure as usual consisted in bathing and drinking
for a month or more. In the midst of it, on the I2th of June, Cleasby wrote to his
father to say that he should * come home about that day month, and bring a young
Icelander with him, but not remain more than a fortnight.' On the ist of July the
travellers left Carlsbad, Cleasby for Toeplitz, to remain three weeks, and take twenty
baths in the Neu-Bacl, and then to pay a visit to his friend Count Thun-Hohenstein,
at his mao-nificent seat at Tetschen, while the Icelander went on to Prague. Both these

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objects having been accomplished, they met again at Prague, where Cleasby, by the
introduction of Count Thun, made the acquaintance of the Sclavonic historians Palacsky
and Saffaric, who received him most kindly and imparted very valuable statistics as
to the various Sclavonic nationalities and their languages. Before he left Toeplitz, as
he was wandering through Prince Clary's woods, he came upon some of that grand
seigneur's foresters, who told him an anecdote which illustrates very well the relation
then existing between landlord and peasant:

' Prince Clary had,' he says, ' in the heat of sport trespassed with his dogs on a piece of
oats belonging to one of the peasants here, which the peasant warmly resented ; and though the
Prince immediately expressed his readiness to make the damage good, and even more, still
continued turbulent and offensive; upon which one of these foresters, to use his own term, " hat
ihn ordcntlich geblesclit"
a provincialism expressing about the same as geprugelt; and the other
related how the peasant was for two days hardly able to move from the damage he received; he
added further, " it was not to be supposed that the Prince would have his sport spoilt for a little bit
of oats."'

From Prague Cleasby and Pjeturson went to Frankfort, and going down the
Rhine to Rotterdam, took the steamer for London, which they reached on the 5th of
August. While he had been absent his only sister, Mary, had been married to
Mr. Jones of the Crown Office.

On the 13th of August we find the following entry:
' Dined at Dolly's with Pjeturson, whose praise of the beefsteak was unbounded.'

And on the 22nd :

'Walked with Pjeturson over Primrose Hill, up on to Hampstead Heath. He was charmed
with the situation and views.'

On another day he took his'Icelandic friend a walk round part of Streatham by
Beulah Spa, and through Norwood home again to Brixton Hill—'a most charming