Excerpt from Goethe's Und Carlyle's Briefwechsel
And here I must not forbear to mention that Mr. Lockhart certainly did not write that Essay on the State of German Literature in the Edinburglz Re view; as indeed he has never written aught in that Journal, and could not well write aught, being Editor of the Quarterly Review, a work directly opposed to it, and Organ of the Tory party, as that other is of the Whig or Liberal. If you have not already for gotten our dim notions on the State of German Literature, it must gratify me much to say that they are in this instance due to myself. The Editor of the Edinburglz Review, who himself wrote the critique on Wilhelm Meister, and many years ago admitted a worthless enough Paper on your Die/clung mad Wafirfieit, is thought hereby to have virtually recanted his confession of faith with regard to German Litera ture; and great is the amazement and even conster nation of many an old Singer over most of whom this man has long reigned with a soft, yet almost despotic sway. Let it not surprise you if I give one of your medals even to him; for he also is a well wisher, as one good man must always be to another, however distance and want of right knowledge may.
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