Conjectures were made as to who the author might be; Mendelssohn's name was publicly mentioned.
Our first interest, then, is to know Mendelssohn in his family.
Mendelssohn himself had been inspired by him—the great brother-Jew with whom he might now hope some day to talk face to face.
Mendelssohn in this respect, too, was the heir of the peculiar gifts of his race.
Whether, then, Weishaupt was directly inspired by Mendelssohn or any other Jew must remain for the present an open question.
Mendelssohn, of course, was not aware of his true character.
Mendelssohn uses it with powerful effect in his Reformation symphony.
See also letter of Mendelssohn to Lessing, February 18, 1780.
It is the first time that I have heard a note of Mendelssohn's music since his death.
There are numerous references to eating and drinking in Mendelssohn's letters.