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STUDENT LIFE IS GOTTINGEX.
Mental difficulties—Womanly misgivings—A stormy voyage
-Jolly German students --Beer and tobacco-Professor
Heeren--Professor Saalfeld—A German Sunday-German
socialities --A walking tour-Visit to Luther's birthplace
-Luther and Goethe
STUDENT LIFE IN BERLIN.
Feelings of loneliness-Professor Neander-Professor Raumer
-Studies in English pronunciation-Widening views of
life-The mental transition-Growing distaste for the
Church-A proposed presentation at Court-Projected
journey to Italy-Results of German residence.
Leave-takings-Pick pockets in church-Interest in Italian
art-Outburst against Roman Catholicism-Desires for
classical study-A prisoner on parole-At Naples—Visit
to Tivoli—More police difficulties—Satire on Catholicism
-A religious transition-Christmas Eve with the Bunsens
-Study of modern Greek—Longings for Greek travel-
Letter from Chevalier Bunsen-An archaeological paper
- Farewell to the Eternal City
On tramp through Italy- Arrival at Bonn-In London-Out-
come of German residence—Decides for the Bar-Scot-
land's greatest Greek scholar-Lord Brougham at Aber-
Dislike for the Law-Merry supper-parties— Translation of
Faust'—Carlyle's verdict on the translation-Reception
of the translation—Estimate of Wordsworth— The Specu-
lative Society— The Juridical Society-Literary contribu-
tions — Cultivating philosophic calm – “Sociality and
activity”-Scottish walking tours .
THE TEST ACTS.
A tender friendship-Greek metre and music-Doubts as to
fitness for Law-Appointment to Aberdeen Latin Chair-
The Westminster Confession-Making a declaration-A
clerical hornet's nest - Letter in explanation and defence-
Presbyterial reception of the letter—The case in Court-
Again in Edinburgh-Correspondence with Miss Wyld-
A fantastic dress
INSTALLATION AND MARRIAGE.
A love episode-Disillusionment–The two loves—Parental
opposition-First lecture as professor— The new Humanity
Chair — Brightening prospects — Discipline in the class-
room-First popular lecture—A bridal song-The “Bene-
dicite"--In summer quarters
ABERDEEN AND UNIVERSITY REFORM.
Domestic administration -- Freshı religious difficulties—Waiting
for the truth-At the Free Church Assembly-Education
in Scotland-Letter from Dr Chalmers-Marischal and
King's Colleges-University teaching of classics-A stir-
ring appeal - First Highland tour – An evening with
Carlyle-At Oxford-Carlyle on Æschylus '—Plan for
publishing 'Eschylus '--Rhymed choruses
Aim of the Greek translation-Irregular and regular rhyme
--Students' reading-parties- The Hellenic Society--The
British Association in Edinburgh-Methods of learning
languages - An early educational reformer – Again in
Germany— The Greek Chair at Edinburgh - Professor
Blackie's candidature — Disappearance of prejudices –
The Greek Chair won -- -Sectarian opposition-Notes of
Parting gifts and regrets- Edinburgh in 1852— The pronun-
ciation of Greek-Departure for Greece-In Athens-Life
in Athens-A drought of rhyme—The Greek assistant
lecturer - Work of the Greek classes – Success of the
Greek classes-Lectures at the Philosophical Institution
-Summer quarters at Bonn-Dr Guthrie's discourses-
The “Blackie Brotherhood ”
LAYS, LECTURES, AND LYRICS.
The “ Braemar Ballads”—Professor Gerhard—'On Beauty'-
Visit to Cambridge -- Miss Janet Chambers Sydney
Dobell on Garibaldi, The British Association at Aberdeen
- The ' Lyrical Poems'-First meeting with Mr Gladstone
-Lord John Russell—The home in Hill Street-Social
entertainments—Changes in family circle.
MRS BLACKIE .
From a photograph by Alexander Ayton.
To face p. 196 From a water-colour painting by Sam Bough, R.S.A.