Goethes Faust Volume 2

Goethes Faust Volume 2

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...word 'gnome, ' in German as in English, is not a folk-word. The ' gnomes, ' i.e., the little moss-coated miners who live underground, are popularly known as (Mtdjert, (c)Utge= Jellen, gute Jpotbcn, and Srbmonnlein. 5849. JVelSdjtritrgett, 'rock-surgeons '; because they ' cup, ' i.e., tap, the veins of the mountains. 5859. (llfgcmctnen 9Jiorb, 'general murder, ' i.e., 'war.' 5860. brct (Scbof; against theft and adultery (1. 5857), and murder (1. 5859). 5862-3. The Gnomes, like the fairies of 11. 4619-20, are indifferent to human standards of morality. They do their work in a spirit of good will toward man, but are not responsible for the bad use he makes of the gold and iron they furnish him. 5864. 2)te WtibCIt SJiftmter. The ' Wild Man, ' or ' Woodsman' (2Balb= maim), is a well-known figure of German folk-lore (see Grimm D.M. I, 402). He is conceived as a gigantic faun.--The harsh elision f for fie is found also in Goethe's lyric poems. 5870. 2d)ttr3; in apposition with SBcmb. The 'stocky girdle' consists of leafy branches which are bound about their loins, forming the 'coarsest of aprons.' 5871. eittP(tdje. The gigantic ' Wild Men' make a better bodyguard for Pan than the pope has in his tall Swiss guards. 5873. t)a3 Slit bet SKklt. Goethe follows a well-known false etymology which is given thus by Hederich, sub voce art: 2iefen (S'iamen) Ijat er Don wav, roeil er etn 33tlb ber gefammten 3fotuv ift. 5880-2. Stttdj... bodj. The logical connection is: Pan wishes us to be happy, and has thus far kept awake himself even under the bluearched roof (of the palace, decorated to represent a rustic scene at noon); still, the conditions are such as invite him to his mid-day nap, and when he goes to sleep the merriment must end.--According to the Grshow more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649397
  • 9781236649393