He was passionately fond of music, and his own hymns were written to the accompaniment.
He laboured " passionately " at Sartor Resartus, and made articles out of fragments originally intended for the history of German literature.
During part of this time, after coffee, he would aid his reflections by playing on the flute, of which he was passionately fond, being a really skilful performer.
His last speech of all, in 1819, contained a passage referring to the union he had so passionately resisted, which exhibits the statesmanship and at the same time the equable quality of Grattan's character.
In the numerous churches the music was renowned, the archduke Leopold being passionately given to the art, maintaining at his.