Up to 1848 he was closely connected with politics, the theatre and the school - he was the successor to Lazar; he wrote grammars, and the introductions to his grammars are models of lucidity, combined with a wide historical view.
In beauty, richness and lucidity of language, and in dignity of style, these two books resemble the Bible of 1688.
He introduced into the Danish literature of his time inestimable elements of lucidity and purity.
At all periods, moreover, hieroglyphic writing was a branch of decorative art, and it may have been that the ancient Egyptian, like the modern Turk, resented too much lucidity, and liked his literary compositions to be veiled in a certain obscurity.
In details of execution and harmonic combinations they illustrate the precision, logic, lucidity and cheerful spirit of the national genius.