Essays on German Literature

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C. Scribner's sons, 1892 - Fiction - 359 pages

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Page 137 - But delay was best, For their end was a crime." — Oh, a crime will do As well, I reply, to serve for a .test, As a virtue golden through and through, Sufficient to vindicate itself And prove its worth at a moment's view!
Page 78 - Undoubtedly we have,' replied the Eldest. ' Of this we make no secret ; but we draw a veil over those sufferings, even because we reverence them so highly. We hold it a damnable audacity to bring forth that torturing Cross, and the Holy One who suffers on it, or to expose them to the light of the Sun, which hid its face when a reckless world forced such a sight on it ; to take these mysterious secrets, in which the divine depth of Sorrow lies hid, and play with them, fondle them, trick them out,...
Page 51 - How could I take up arms without hatred, and how could I hate without youth? If such an emergency had befallen me when twenty years old, I should certainly not have been the last; but it found me as one who had already passed the first sixties.
Page 53 - I soon shall ready be To pierce the ether's high, unknown dominions, To reach new spheres of pure activity ! This godlike rapture, this supreme existence, Do I, but now a worm, deserve to track ? Yes, resolute to reach some brighter distance, On Earth's fair sun I turn my...
Page 78 - Permit me one question," said Wilhelm : " as you have set up the life of this divine Man for a pattern and example, have you likewise selected his sufferings, his death, as a model of exalted patience ?" " Undoubtedly we have,
Page 118 - PEACE breathes along the shade Of every hill, The tree-tops of the glade Are hushed and still ; All woodland murmurs cease, The birds to rest within the brake are gone.

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