Childish nonsense Wieland famously sent a letter—which he suggested should be burned after it is read—in 1810 to his close friend German philologist and archeologist Karl Böttiger, in commentary on Goethe’s new 1809 novella Elective Affinities, stating that: 
It was on the return from Wieland's funeral that Goethe began to discuss speculative ideas about the soul in terms of Aristotle's entelechy and Gottfried Leibniz's monad theory, among other concepts.
References 1. (a) Wieland, Christoph Martin. (1810). "Letter to Karl August Böttiger" July 16. Weimar. (b) Tantillo, Astrida O. (2001). Goethe's Elective Affinities and the Critics (pg. 9-10). Camden House. 2. Goethe, Johann and Lange, Victor. (1990). The Sufferings of Young Werther; and Elective Affinities, Vol. 19 of the German Library.(pg. 125). Continuum. 3. Winkelman, John. (1987). Goethe’s Elective Affinities: an Interpretation (pg. 30). P. Lang.