Journals and Correspondence of Lady Eastlake
by her nephew Charles Eastlake Smith. London 1895.
(Bibliografisk kilde: HCAH 1980/2908)
[Lady Eastlake = Elisabeth Rigby, dagbog s. 212:] Aug. 18 : Andersen dined with us. He had one strem of interesting talk - perhaps rather too much of himself, but to me that was novel and entertaining. His descriptions of Rachel and Jenny Lind most characteristic, each the symbol of Art and nature. Spoke of the King of Denmark in the highest terms, and was hopeful about the Crown Prince. he said he had written to the King since he had been in England, just as he would have written to any other person. Altogether he left at most agreeable impression both on mind and heart, especially on the latter, for his own seemed so affectionate. No wonder he finds people kind; all stiffness is useless with him, as he is so evidently a simple child himself. He is struck with the religion in England, and says that Hegel's philosophy is doing harm in Denmark.