The Foreign Quarterly Review Volume 32-33

The Foreign Quarterly Review Volume 32-33

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...operation, disfigures her very much, as it is overgrown by a sort of thick white film. The other eye has a pleasing goodhumoured expression. Unfortunately her teeth are large and ill-formed; but their defects are lost sight of when she converses. Her figure is slender, but rather too tall. Her hands and feet are elegant, perfectly aristocratic. I had expected that the proneness to censure which pervades the writings of the countess would also prevail in her conversation. Here I was agreeably disappointed. Her words are as soft as the rin lets of fair hair which flow on her cheeks. Her anguage and her voice harmonize beautifully together. There is nothin harsh or discordant in either, and both are imbue' with a tone of melancholy which seems to spring from a suffering but gentle spirit. Once or twice I said within myself can this be the authoress of the ' Erinnerungeu an und ans Frankreich, '---a work which seems to bethe mere outpourings of an ill-natured anl prejudiced mind, boldly condamning what it does not understand. In the romance of ' Ulrich, ' the authoress evinces a more amiable and womanly feeling; though the faultsl have just objected to, here and there peep out. In short, the Countess Hahn-Hahn does not show herself to the best advantage in her writings. She is much more agreeable as a woman than as an authoress." The official Journal of the Wurtemberg government announces the appointment of Dr. Dinglestedt to the post of librarian to the king. GREECE. ll Letters from Athens mention the death of Professor Ulrichs, of the Otho University. Ulrichs, who was a native of Bremen, was appointed in the year 1834 professor of the Latin langu e, and at a subsequent period lecturing professor 0 Latin...show more

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  • Paperback | 494 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965930
  • 9781236965936