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NEW-YORK:
PUBLISHED BY LEAVITT, LORD & Co.

BOSTON:
CROCKER & BREWSTER.

1834,

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BIOGRAPHIA LITERARIA;

OR

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

OF MY

LITERARY LIFE AND OPINIONS.

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So wenig er auch bestimint seyn mag andere zu belehren, sa wunscht er dock sich denen mitzutheilen, die er sick gleichgesinnt weiss odor hofft, deren Anzahl aber in der Breite der Welt zerstreut ist: er wunscht sein Verhaltniss zu den altesten Freunden wieder anzuknupfen, mit neuen es fortzusetzen, und in der letzen generation sich wieder andere fur sein ubrige Leibenszeit zu geivinnen Er wunscht der Jugend die Umwege zu ersparen, auf denen er sich selbst verirrte.

GOETHE.

TRANSLATION.--Little call as he may have to instruct others, he wishes nevertheless to open out his heart to such as he either knows or hopes to be of like mind with bimself, but who are widely scattered in the world: be wishes to knit anow his connections with oldest friends, continue those recently formed, and to win other friends among the rising generation for the remaining course of his life. He wishes to spare the young those circuitous paths, on which he bimself had lost his way.

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