Elizabeth Barrrett to Lady Margaret Cocks, 19 August 1837:
'I scarcely ever do anything -- in the way of [italics]business[end italics] I mean -- except
writing [...] even the German has not been studied or looked at much -- except a few
tragedies of Schiller's & Goethe's seen by glimpses. Of these, I like Jean better than Mary
Stuart, & him of the Iron hand less than Egmont'.