me dark, narrow alleys without sidewalks, the same dingy stone houses, each peeping into its neighbor's windows, the same eternal stone walls, shutting in from the eye of the stranger all the beauty of the place and opposing an inhospitable barrier to the lover of natural scenery.
But when he finds himself among rural scenes, he has the delight felt by many an American boy since his days, as in the picture following:—
From Orleans I started on foot for Tours on the fifth of October. October is my favorite month of the twelve.
When I reflected that if I remained in Paris I should lose the only opportunity I might ever enjoy of seeing the centre of France in all the glory of the vintage and the autumn, I shut the book-lid and took wing, with a little knapsack on my back, and a blue cap,—not exactly like Quentin Durward, but perhaps a little more.
More anon of him. I had gone as far as Orleans in the diligence because the route is through an uninteresting country.
I began th
be remembered in the same connection that Longfellow, in 1837, wrote to his friend, George W. Greene, of Jean Paul Richter, the most magnificent of the German prose writers,
Life, i. 259. and it was chiefly on Richter that his prose style was formed.
In June he left Heidelberg for the Tyrol and Switzerland, where the scene of Hyperion was laid.
He called it quite a sad and lonely journey, but it afterwards led to results both in his personal and literary career.
He sailed for home in October and established himself in Cambridge in December, 1836.
The following letter to his wife's sister was written after his return.
Cambridge, Sunday evening.
my dear Eliza,—By tomorrow's steamboat I shall send you two trunks, containing the clothes which once belonged to your sister.
What I have suffered in getting them ready to send to you, I cannot describe.
It is not necessary, that I should.
Cheerful as I may have seemed to you at times, there are other times, when it seems to m
nother year is required in order to obtain the full benefit of his draughts and ablutions.
The fact is a source of great sorrow to your friends and of no less embarrassment to the Corporation of the College.
The granting the leave of six months absence was effected, not without difficulty.
Doubts were expressed concerning the possibility of your realizing your expectations, within the period you specified; and the objections were surmounted only on your assurance that you would return in October, and that the benefit of your instructions should not be lost, by any [class] of the college, according to the arrangements you made.
It was on this fact, and on this assurance alone, that assent of the Corporation was obtained.
By the proposition you now make the present Senior class will be deprived of the advantages, on which they have a right to calculate and have been taught to expect.
Under the circumstances of the case, the Corporation do not feel themselves willing absolutely
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Defence of Poetry.
North Am. Rev., 34. 56. January.
History of the Italian Language and Dialects.
North Am. Rev., 35. 283. October.
Syllabus de la Grammaire Italienne.
Written in French.
[Editor.] Cours de Langue Francaise.
[Editor.] Saggi dea Novellieri Italiani d
A translation from the Spanish.
Spanish Language and Literature.
North Am. Rev., 36. 316.
Old English Romances.
North Am. Rev., 37. 374. October.
Outre-Mer; a Pilgrimage beyond the Sea. 2 vols.
The Great Metropolis.
North Am. Rev., 44. 461.
Hyperion; a Romance.
2 vols. New York.
Voices of the Night.
The French Language in England.
North Am. Rev., 51. 285. October.
Ballads and other Poems.
Poems on Slavery.
The Spanish Student.
A Play in Three Acts.