The Cornell Magazine Volume 5

The Cornell Magazine Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...a caf which was called "Zuin Meister Rothenbach." It was adorned with (very strange) pictures by the master. Rothenbach was at this time, beside being the least appreciated painter in the city of Munich, a Vegetarian. And therefore as interludes among his more mystical compositions, it was his delight to paint still-life pictures of beef, mutton, or pork, and to name them "Corpses." To his indulgence in vegetables he joined the Jagerkult, which he carried to great extremes. In fact not only were all his clothes woolen but also his umbrellas. I believe that he admitted leather for the soles of his shoes, but am not sure. But I am sorry to say that his influence upon the cafe which went by his name was not great. On my first visit thither I indulged heartily in flesh together with a young (and yet unconverted) friend. We inquired of Kthi in a bantering way how it was that meat was served in a restaurant dedicated to Rothenbach. She replied that it was only served when Rothenbach was not there. On his appearance all flesh became, as it were, grass. This may well have been so. I frequented the restaurant for some time, however, and never saw Rothenbach there or elsewhere, but on the contrary always ate flesh. Such was my state on coming to London in the spring of the year. In London there are, as is well-known, a great number of Vegetarian restaurants. Of one of these establishments I was at first the guest, then the victim. Ill my first few visits my impulse was Curiosity, in my next Poverty, and finally Habit. I well remember my early experiences. A friend of mine, himself a flesh-eater, was giving me information as to how to get along best in London on a very small stock of money. " If ever you want a better dinner than usual," said he, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680421
  • 9781236680426