ost. . . . Kent is most acceptable to pupils and to all the professors.
Prescott's Peru is printed; he is joyous, and even talks of a mission to London.
He challenges me to join him. I might if I were independent in condition; but I must drudge, drudge, drudge.
I see nothing of Nathan der Weise.
Nathan Appleton. Politics have parted us; much displeasure has been directed against me. I could have wished it otherwise, but cannot regret anything I have done.
To Rev. James W. Thompson, Salem, April 1:—
The science of comparative philology, of which we find the first full exposition, I suppose, in Adelung,
The German philologist, 1732-1806. reveals relations and affinities between languages which have not before been supposed.
Leibnitz thought he might invent a universal language.
When we consider what the Arabic numerals and music accomplish, it does not seem extravagant to anticipate some great triumph hereafter, not unlike that which filled the visions of the all-conq