pend this evening with her, and wish you were to be with us.
Cambridge, Jan. 3, 1828.—I am reading Sir William Temple's works, with great pleasure.
Such enlarged views are rarely to be found combined with such acuteness and discrimination.
His style, though diffuse, is never verbose or overloaded, but beautifully expressive; t is English, too, though he was an accomplished linguist, and wrote much and well in French, Spanish, and Latin.
The latter he used, as he says of the Bishop of Munster, (with whom he corresponded in that tongue,) more like a man of the court and of business than a scholar.
He affected not Augustan niceties, but his expressions are free and appropriate.
I have also read a most entertaining book, which I advise you to read, (if you have not done so already,) Russell's Tour in Germany.
There you will find more intelligent and detailed accounts than I have seen anywhere of the state of the German universities, Viennese court, secret associations, Plica Pol