way of technical erudition.
I have only drawn from history and philosophy some understanding of human life, some lessons in the value of thought for thought's sake, and, above all, a sense of the dignity of character above every other dignity.
Goethe chose well for his motto the words:—
Die Zeit ist mein Vormachtniss, mein Acker ist die Zeit.
Time is my inheritance; time is my estate.
But I may choose this for mine:—
I have followed the great masters with my heart.
The first writateaubriand's Atala and Rene, Racine's tragedies, Moliere's comedies; in Italian, Metastasio, Tasso, Alfieri's dramas and autobiography.
Under dear Dr. Cogswell's tuition, I read Schiller's plays and prose writings with delight.
In later years, Goethe, Herder, Jean Paul Richter, were added to my repertory.
I read Dante with Felice Foresti, and such works of Sand and Balzac as were allowed within my reach.
I had early acquired some knowledge of Latin, and in later life found great pleasure in
Duer, John, at the Dickens dinner, 26.
Dwight, John S., translates Goethe and Schiller, 147; tries to teach Theodore Parker to sing, 162, 163; Henry Jame, visited by Mrs. Howe, 295, 296.
Faucit, Helen, the actress, 104.
Faust, Goethe's, condemned by Mr. Ward, 59.
Felton, Prof. C. C., first known by the Ward fng, 105; in Cranch's caricature, 145; translates Eckermann's Conversations with Goethe, 147; life of, undertaken by Emerson, 158; criticizes Dr. Hedge's Phi Beta addr, 101.
Godwin, Parke, admires Athanase Coquerel's sermon at Newport, 342.
Goethe, his Faust and Wilhelm Meister, 59; Mrs. Howe's essay on his minor poems, 60; hs daughter, 52, 53; his portrait in the New York Bank of Commerce, 55; condemns Goethe's Faust, 59; displeased with his son Samuel's work, 69.
Ward, Mrs. Samuel (J woman's congress, 385, 386.
Wilderness, battle of, 265.
Wilhelm Meister, Goethe's, discussed, 59.
Wilkes, Rev., Eliza Tupper, takes part in the convention