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Ludmilla Assing, the niece of Varnhagen von Ense, was once the editor of this option of letters from Alexander von Humboldt to her uncle - to who Humboldt had entrusted the maintenance in their correspondence - within the interval 1827-58. First released in 1860, Letters of Alexander von Humboldt additionally includes letters from Varnhagen and different amazing correspondents to Humboldt. a few passages from Varnhagen's diary also are incorporated to provide a vibrant observation at the letters, which current specific files of Humboldt's lifestyles, task, and conduct of inspiration, and include fabrics of unquestionable significance for portraying a correct photo of his brain and personality. the opposite letters inside the quantity illustrate his around the world circle of correspondents. This assortment was once released after the deaths of either Varnhagen and Humboldt. Explanatory notes and an entire index of names accompany this accredited translation from the unique German.

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Yesterday was a less trying day. A state of semistupor, much tolerably calm sleep, and each time he woke, words of love and comfort—the clearness of that great mind that~ grasps and analyses everything— turned inward on itself. His voice was very feeble, husky, and of a childish treble, for which reason leeches were again applied to his throat. Perfect consciousness!! " Think of me very often/' he had said the day before; " but mind you do so cheerfully. I was very happy; and to-day has been another happy day for me, for love is the highest good of all.

315 HUMBOLDT'S LETTERS. i. HUMBOLBT TO VARNHAGEN. Berlin, 25th September, 1827. me, my dear friend, to offer yon the best copy of my Paper* I have left. The last lines will make you more indulgent towards the rest. ALLOW Tuesday. A . V. HlJMBOLDT. II. HUMBOLDT TO VAUNHAGEN. Berlin, 1st November, 1827. , one in strictest accordance with the results of observation). " f A copy of "Aspects of Nature" (Ansichten der Nator). In the Third Edition, The Ehodian Genius, vol. , pp. —TR. B 2 and added the " Ehodian Genius," which Schiller appeared to fancy.

I have not succeeded in compressing the whole into one volume; and yet it would have left the grandest impression in that abbreviated form. I hope two volumes will include the whole. No foot-notes, but notes at the end of each chapter, which may be passed over, but contain sound erudition and additional details. The whole is not what has hitherto been commonly called " Physical Description of the Earth," as it comprises all created things—Heaven and Earth. " In Germany I intended at first to call it 18 " Buch von der JSTatur," after those we have in the middle ages by Albertus Magnus.

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