Prose Writers of Germany

Prose Writers of Germany

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...in warning me about it. I suffered much in secret; for even I could not consider their remonstrances as altogether empty or selfish. I had been accustomed, from of old, to give a reason for my views and conduct; but in this case my conviction would not follow. I prayed to God, that here as elsewhere he would warn, restrain and guide me; and as my heart on this did not dissuade me, I went forward on my way with comfort. Philo on the whole had a remote resemblance to Narciss; only a pious education had more enlivened and concentrated his feelings. He had less vanity, more character: and, in business, if Narciss was delicate, exact, persevering, indefatigable, the other was clear, sharp, quick and capable of working with incredible ease. By means of him, I learned the secret history of almost every noble personage with whose exterior I had grown acquainted in society. It was pleasant for me to behold the tumult, off my watch-tower, from afar. Philo could now hide nothing from me: he confided to me by degrees his own concerns both inward and outward. I was in fear because of him; for I foresaw certain circumstances and entanglements; and the mischief came more speedily than I had looked for. There were some confessions he had still kept back; and even at last he told me only what enabled me to guess the worst. What an effect had this upon my heart! I attained experiences, which to me were altogether new. With infinite sorrow I beheld an Agathon, who, being educated in the groves of Delphi, yet owed his school fee, which he was now obliged to pay with its accumulated interest; and this Agathon was my especial friend. My sympathy was lively and complete; I suffered with him; both of us were in the strangest state. After having long occupied myself with...show more

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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 885g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564634
  • 9781236564634