The Penn Germania Volume 13, No. 1

The Penn Germania Volume 13, No. 1

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...the-buggy and with clenched fist lectured him about politeness to German pastors. Therefore I had to thank my predecessors for obtaining ready access to the home of Mr. Van der Heid. Katharine recognized me at once, and greeted me in a friendly manner. Five years ago she was a mere child. Now before me stood a tall, robust, finely featured, 'beautiful woman. Her expression showed that she possessed common sense. Her manner was gentle and modest. The prudent Mrs. Van der Heid remained in the room, and the conversation was short and confined to general topics. She was doing well. She had served five years, and must remain two more. /Vould she-then come to Sohoharie? That is her intention, for there are her only relatives. I left. Had this girl confused me? No. but when I thought of matrimony and reflected upon the number of marriageable maidens of my acquaintance, then indeed my thoughts at last would revert to her. But your circumstances, Pastor Resig! You will commit a foolish act. Vho inquires about standing and family descent in the wilderness of Amerioa? Here the courageous and industrious win who do not think of yesterday but of today and tomorrow. She is only a servant girl. This is an advantage, because she will understand housekeeping. Be judicious, Peter. Do you want a wife or a housekeeper? A wife, truly! She shall be the partaker of my joys and sorrows. And of your thoughts and labors, too? The contrast in culture is too great. You are an educated man, she is a servant girl. I reason: the girl has common sense, she will develop. Peter, do not make yourself unhappy, equals should marry equals!. /Vliat! Equals mated to equals? Then explain to me the contradictions of nature. The gentle Mr. Gerlach and the hasty, clamorous...show more

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  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 853g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889436
  • 9781236889430