Henry Sweet an Hugo Schuchardt (07-11472)

von Henry Sweet

an Hugo Schuchardt


13. 11. 1900

language Englisch

Schlagwörter: Keltologie

Zitiervorschlag: Henry Sweet an Hugo Schuchardt (07-11472). Oxford, 13. 11. 1900. Hrsg. von Petra Hödl (2015). In: Bernhard Hurch (Hrsg.): Hugo Schuchardt Archiv. Online unter https://gams.uni-graz.at/o:hsa.letter.3116, abgerufen am 01. 02. 2023. Handle: hdl.handle.net/ 11471/518.10.1.3116.


15, Rawlinson Road,
13 Nov. 1900

Dear Sir,

The pleasantest part of my candidature has been the hearty way in which my friends at home & abroad have responded to my request for testimonials.1 Yours has great added to this pleasure. I value it highly both as an expression of your esteem & good will towards myself, & also for its fine literary style. One feels in reading it that |2| with you philological learning & literary skill go hand in hand.

I am sorry I cannot help you with Rhys2. I have unfortunately quarrelled with him myself. We do not speak to each other. It was foolish of him to resent the honest criticisms of so good a friend as you. He ought to know that you are incapable of petty jealousy or malice. But the Welsh are known to be an irritable race.

With best wishes for your prosperity I remain
Yours very truly
>Henry Sweet

1 Seine Bewerbung wurde u.a. auch von Brugmann, Jespersen, Passy und Paul unterstützt.

2 John Rhys (1840-1915), Keltologe. Zum Zerwürfnis der beiden und Schuchardts Bemühungen um eine Versöhnung s. auch den folgenden Brief von Schuchardt an Pio Rajner.

Faksimiles: Universitätsbibliothek Graz Abteilung für Sondersammlungen, Creative commons CC BY-NC https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (Sig. 11472)