A History of German Literature, Volumer 1-2

C. Scribner's Sons, 1886
From the earliest times to the death of Geothe.

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Side 124 - Sohn, da hast du meinen Speer; meinem Arm wird er zu schwer.' Lessing's 'Nathan,' too, appealed to this enthusiasm for the times of chivalry, and must have strengthened the feeling. An historian like the Swiss, Johannes...
Side 206 - Suchst du das Höchste, das Größte? Die Pflanze kann es dich lehren. Was sie willenlos ist, sei du es wollend - das ist's!
Side 355 - In der aus dem sechsten Jahrhundert stammenden epistula Anthimi viri inlustris comitis et legatarii ad gloriosissimum Theudericum regem Francorum de observatione ciborum (bei Rose, anécdota Graeca et Graecolatina 2, 63 ff.) heiszt es Cap.
Side 384 - Zur Geschichte der Musik und des Theaters am Hofe zu Dresden I, 69 bis 72 (1861).
Side 292 - ... sensuous perception, which had been quickened and trained by the contemplation of the most sublime works of art, proved of great use in mineralogy. To distinguish and establish the characters of nations and countries was a poetical as much as a geographical task." "Jean Paul had a great gift of humor, a rich imagination, and a strong faculty for catching the poetical aspect of everything. His narrative is broad and animated, full of life and action, but he seldom fuses his materials together...
Side 360 - Mordplan nicht zu verraten wagt „igitur speciosissimi carminis contextu notissimam Grimildae erga fratres perfidiam de industria memorare adorsus, famosae fraudis exemplo similium ei metum ingenerare tentabat.
Side 186 - W. von Wilhelm Meister (2 vols.). The picture of a circle of talented people, open to all higher interests and exercising a peculiar charm on all who come in contact with them ; the revelation of the inexhaustible richness of human nature, and the varied motives influencing its will and action — all this exercises not only an esthetic but also a moral influence on our higher nature." — Schererin " History of German Literature...
Side 297 - ... Many of his lyrics were set to music and sung by composers of eminence. Scherer says, in his History of German Literature : "Eichendorff's Taugenichts is written in the most delightful vein ; it is an improbable story, full of misunderstanding, error and strange occurrences, and the reader is most infected with the light-hearted mood of the hero, who triumphs over all obstacles, sings the most beautiful songs, never knows what is happening around him, but is always dreaming and loving.
Side 337 - ... dubie Germaniae, et qui non primordia populi Romani, sicut alii reges ducesque, sed florentissimum imperium lacessierit: proeliis ambiguus, bello non victus: septem et triginta annos vitae, duodecim potentiae explevit: caniturque adhuc barbaras apud gentes ; Graecorum annalibus ignotus, qui sua tantum mirantur: Romanis baud perinde Celebris, dum vetera extollimus, recentium incuriosi.
Side 316 - The History of Dr. Faustus, the Notorious Magician and Master of the Black Arts appeared and became popular; Christopher Marlowe used him as the central character in his Tragical History of Dr.

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