happy. After the custom of Swiss schools, he made many excursions on foot through various parts of the country. He acquired a great deal of general information on these journeys. He improved very much in his character, and became also a good French scholar. He won the affection of his excellent teacher, who kept up a correspondence with him until his death, and who writes of him as follows after hearing that sad news:—
De ce cote de l'ocean, tous ceux qui ont connu Robert Shaw regrettent vivement sa perte, et sympathisent du fond de leur coeur avec les douleurs qu'elle a causees dans sa famille et dans son pays, ou il avait deja su, si jeune, se faire remarquer par ses riches qualityes.A few extracts from his own letters from Neuchatel will show something of his life there.