Columbia University Germanic Studies Volume 12

Columbia University Germanic Studies Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and to these I will add Mr. Coupland and the new anonymous ' Beta '--have all of them failed to give their true sense.... Mr. Coupland (The Spirit of Goethe's 'Faust') with the world before him, quotes Bayard Taylor's version, and so appears to stamp it with his approval.... What a consensus! And I am going to declare with Tennyson's 'Sailor Boy, ' that--' They are all to blame; they are all to " Cf. Saturday Review, September 16, 1871, p. 370. " Cf. ibid.: " Yet though he himself (i. e., Taylor) undoubtedly shows a knowledge both of the spirit and the letter of the original to which but few foreigners could pretend, he forms no exception to the common human liability to err. Thus, for instance, it is necessary to remind him that there is no motion implied in the preposition an in the expression ' Hiifte (sic) an Ellenbogen, ' and we are at a loss to understand how he managed to get the notion of straying out of it." '8 Cf. ibid.: " One more inaccuracy must not go unnoticed. ' In's Freie ' does not mean 'to Freedom, ' as Mr. Taylor imagines, but simply into the open air." blame!' In the German, Christ is the subject of the first line only. Der Liebende is the friend, disciple, adherent, lover (' Romans, countrymen, and lovers! '), who had been subjected to the grievous, but wholesome, discipline of seeing his Friend and Master vanish and the promise seem to fail. The words heilsam und ubende--so right and suitable when applied to the possibly weak-kneed believer, so utterly inapplicable to Christ--should have suggested to the translators that the latter could not be the subject of the more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946626
  • 9781236946621