Life of Jean Paul F. Richter

Life of Jean Paul F. Richter

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...you had not spoiled it, or that I had more money and fewer books. Send me often from Leipsic only the written words, Jean Paul Friedrich Richter, and I will practise magic with them. Denuo vale carissime! Carissime vale.'" We hear of the phlegmatic Germans! This letter was from a country pastor, advanced in years. Let us recall the words of the former letter, written just sixteen years before, when Paul, as a poor student, was setting out on foot for Leipsic: "Excellent young German! from whom in the future I promise the world so much. Fulfil this prophecy I" If they both remembered the letter, how well seemed the prophecy fulfilled! Richter and Otto, although living in the same city, had written to each other every day. They would not trust themselves with a parting interview, and Richter's last letter to his friend is most touchingly tender. It closes thus: --"My last word to you is, be courageous! Strive with manly power against sickly fantasies, and enter, as I do, always more courageously into active life, that your talents may be more useful to others, and thus to yourself. With this wish, with these hopes, my infinitely dear friend, I close my youth's time, and we part silently from each other. If man can bear an eternity in his heart, you will remain eternally in mine. Say this also to your dear brother and sister. I will not seek such a trio in the world, for I shall not find you." After many other farewell messages, Paul closes by recommending to Otto's peculiar kindness a poor girl, who had sometimes served his mother in her illness. CHAPTER III. RESIDENCE IN LEIPSIC LETTERS EMILIE VON BERLESPSH VISITS DRESDEN. The residence in Leipsic was a great and decided A D 1798 change in the life of our Richter. In the...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555341
  • 9781236555342