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The surest method of being incomprehensible or, moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense; especially words from the ancient languages.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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At a later period he was councillor of legation in the Austrian embassy at the Frankfurt diet but in 1818 he returned to Vienna. Schlegel et la genie du romantisme allemand (1904); by the same Erläuterungen In F. Culture et traduction dans l'Allemagne romantique: Herder Goethe Schlegel Novalis Humboldt Schleiermacher Hölderlin.

With his older brother August Wilhelm Schlegel he was a critical leader of German Romanticism.

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