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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 19 (search)
igh School at Boston! which they thought showed little respect for President Quincy's parchment, until they found that Hoch Schule was the German equivalent for University. There they heard the lectures of Schelling, then famous, whom they found to be a little man of ordinary appearance, old, infirm, and taking snuff constantly, as if to keep himself awake. Later they again removed, this time to Gottingen, where Cabot busied himself with the study of Kant, and also attended courses in Rudolph Wagner's laboratory. Here he shared more of the social life of his companions, frequented their Liederkranze, learned to fence and to dance, and spent many evenings at students' festivals. Cabot sums up his whole European reminiscences as follows: As I look back over my residence in Europe, what strikes me is the waste of time and energy from having had no settled purpose to keep my head steady. I seem to have been always well employed and happy, but I had been indulging a disposition to m