His books, his favorite volumes of Uhland and Tieck, were never opened.
He could recite you for hours long the ballads of Schiller and the lyrics of Uhland; ah!
Suabia is the cradle of many of the choicest spirits from antiquity down to Schiller and Uhland.
"I should like to be to my people what Uhland was to the Germans," he once said to a friend.
No, I explain Uhland's silence as the result of the contradiction between the tendencies of his muse and his political position.
But Freiligrath, like Uhland and Herwegh, was a man of action and a patriot.
Thus his settings of seven "Wanderlieder" by Uhland have all the spirit of the road except ruggedness.
In what strange contrast with a picture like this, does the beautiful Uhland place some of his nature-colored characters!
There was a flower to mark a place in the volume of Uhland, and it was at a little poem they had once read together.
It was such a picture as Christian Winther and Uhland give in their picturesque poems.