Pockels, Carl Friedrich
Pockels, Carl Friedrich a German moralist, was born Nov. 15, 1757, at Wirmlitz, near Halle. In 1780, having completed his studies at the university in Halle, he was appointed tutor of the princes of Brunswick, and afterwards guardian of one of them, the duke 'Augustus. When this house lost their estates, he lived as a private citizen at Brunswick. In 1813 he occupied again his former relation to duke Augustus. He died at Brunswick Oct. 29, 1814. Pockels's works, written in a fluent and elegant style, contain a treasury of sagacious and curious observations on man and society. He left, Beitrage zur Befordersung der Menschenkennltniss (Berlin, 1788-89, 2 parts, 8vo; followed by YeueBeit aiye, etc., Hamb. 1798, 8vo): — Fragmente zur Kenntniss des nenzschlichen Herzens (Hanover, 1788-94, 3 vols. 8vo): — Denlkwzuidigkeiten zur Bereicherung der Chauc akterkunde (Halle, 1794, 8vo): — Versuch einer Charakteristik des weiblichen Geschlechts
(Hanover, 1799-1802, 5 vols. 8vo); it is a writing full of witty remarks; the author published as a pendant Der Maunn (ibid. 1805-8, 4 vols. 8vo): — Karl Wilh. Ferdinand von Braunzschweig (Stuttgard, 1809, 8vo): — Ueber den Ulgayng müt Kindesrn (1811): — Ueber Gesellschaft, Geselligkeit und Unzgang (Hanover, 1813-16, 3 vols. 8vo). Pockels published a Taschenbuch, as keepsake, for the years 1803 and 1804; and, in common with Ch. Ph. Moritz, the Denkwü digkeiten zur Bef Orderung des Edlen und Schloznen (Berlin, 1786-88, 2 vols. 8vo), some articles in the Magatzin zur Efjithrlun gsseelenlehlre, and in the Brazuschweigisches Magazin. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.