xcviii RICHARD CLEASBY. 1845.

work to do, left some of his MS. of the Dictionary in Copenhagen, and had some
sent to him in England. On the 3rd of January, 1845, he was again in London, and
for the next three months entirely engrossed by business. The winter of 1845 was
unusually prolonged both in the North and in England, and so late as the i8th of
March Cleasby noticed persons skating on the water in the Regent's Park, before the
house in Cornwall Terrace. Shortly after, the house having been sold, he is busy
moving his father's wine and chattels to No. 5, Harley Place, Harley Street, as to which
he notes on the 28th of March : ' After having had two or three days of dislocation and
transportation of chattels, once in a man's life is often enough to move/ Poor man,
that was his first and last moving in England!

On the 2nd of April he embarked for Hamburg, and on the 8th reached
Copenhagen. As soon as he arrived Thorlacius and Snorrason came to work
again, and Gislason and Pjeturson also assisted. On the loth of June he set off
for an excursion to Danzig, embarking first for Stettin. Having seen Danzig and
Marienburg, with its grand old castle of the Deiilsckcr Rittcr, he returned by way
of Berlin, where he saw the two Grimms, ' who were both brisk and well, and seem
satisfied with Berlin. In the evening,' he writes, ' I went to Professor Ehrenbero-'s,

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where Berzelius from Stockholm was one of the guests; altogether an agreeable
assembly of " Gelehrte." I called also on Schelling, who, though 70 years of age,
seemed little altered.' On the 2ist of June he was back at Copenhagen in time to
witness the arrival of the Swedish and Norwegian students, who visited Denmark in
a body, and amused the inhabitants with demonstrations in favour of an United

On the 4th of July, 1845, ne says: 'I was weighed at Tivoli, a place of entertainment just
outside the gates of Copenhagen, and found to be equal to 148 Ibs. Danish weight, which is
somewhat heavier than English ; I think about 11 st. 8 Ib. English.' On the 8th of August
he 'accompanied Christian Lange, a Norwegian, who is here taking copies of old Norwegian
diplomas, to the Office of the Archives, where he shewed me a large number of the first and
some of the second half of the fourteenth century, which he had copied, which were in great
part in perfectly pure old language, like Gula-pings Log or Skuggsjd, the * orthography of the
vowels, as usual, very varied.'

On the 15th he paid Fridriksson twenty dollars 'for work from the I5th of
June till this day;' on the 22nd he paid Thorlacius the same sum for the same
purpose; and on the 25th 'made Dr. Egilsson's acquaintance ; he called on me to-day.'
On the 28th he left Copenhagen and went by steam to Kiel, and embarked at Ham-
burg, arriving in London on the 3ist of August, the anniversary of his father's
death, which he enters in his Diary as an ' anniversary of a day of severe bereavement/
and surrounds it with deep black lines.

He had now, as we have seen, sold the old house in Cornwall Terrace and taken
5 Harley Place, at the top of Harley Street, into which his books and effects had been
moved. He notes on the nth September that he 'found all in very nice order

After travelling in England, partly for business and partly for pleasure, he left