Germany and the Revolution, Tr. by J. Black

Germany and the Revolution, Tr. by J. Black

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...defend its. follies. The rising generation' wiU advance with all the feelings of youthful energy on the stage of history. The experienceof the past ought not to be despised by it, but it may justly waive its claim to the inheritance of the errors and follies of former times. It ought, above all things, M to take a keen interest in all public affairs that, by such a preparation, it may strengthen itself for the work which it is called on to complete... T.' This summons our youth obeyed with honour, when they rushed forward to protect our new-born freedom, and, like the Curetes and Corybantes, with armed dances and brazen sounds, to conceal the infant Jupiter from the lurking enemy. On returning from the field, the universities received many of them into their bosoms, and fed with the pure milk of discipline their spirit, because strong and powerful. It is an absurdity therefore to complain of this natural developement; in guiding it, the wisdom of the old will alone be shown. If you have conjured up good spirits, why are you afraid of them? If they are bad whom you have summoned, then your mistake will only cost you your alarm; for, if you yourselves are pure, Satan, with all his angels, can have no power over you!, .... It was necessary, therefore, above all things, to appear composed and collected in the presence of these youths. But, instead of this, you manifested fear, and thereby laid1 the foundation for much evil, both to yourselves and them. When the anniversary of the Reformation was celebrated, beside the bones of Luther in Wittenberg, the spirit of the Reformer ascended the Wartburg, where some hundred youths, actuated by a kindred disposition to his own, had assembled to partake of this solemnity, --enraged that the same...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883500
  • 9781236883506