tters—he is a finelook-ing, gentlemanly man. His whole career has, I believe, been confined to Halle, where he has long been the first man, head of all their establishments, ruler of the University, etc., etc. In 1806, he was thought by the French a man of so much consequence, that he was one of the six whom they carried off to France as hostages for this quarter of the country, and he remained there half a year.
During this exile he became acquainted with Jerome, and when the kingdom of Westphalia was established, obtained, through him, indulgences for Halle.
Jerome had confidence in him, and he deserved it, not by becoming a Frenchman, but by remaining faithful to the University, and desiring nothing but its good.
He was, therefore, in 1808, made chancellor and rector perpetuus, and soon after knight of the same order that Heyne received.
The last honor, of course, vanished with the Westphalian dominion; the chancellorship he retains, but the rectorship he found a burden too gre