Classic German Course in English

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byWilliam Cleaver Wilkinson

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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. 1887. Excerpt: ... On rolls the stream with a perpetual sigh; The rocks moan wildly as it passes by; Hyssop and wormwood border all the strand, And not a flower adorns the dreary land. Then comes a child, whose face is like the sun, And dips the gloomy waters as they run, And waters all the region, and behold The ground is bright with blossoms manifold. Where fall the tears of love, the rose appears, And where the ground is bright with friendship's tears, Forget-me-not, and violets, heavenly blue, Spring, glittering with the cheerful drops like dew. The souls of mourners, all whose tears are dried, Like swans, come gently floating down the tide, Walk up the golden sands by which it flows, And in that Paradise of Tears repose. There every heart rejoins its kindred heart; There in a long embrace that none may part, Fulfillment meets desire, and that fair shore Beholds its dwellers happy evermore. Our "Interlude of Poets " is done. It was a concord of voices commingling to usher and herald the great singer Goethe. IX. GOETHE. 1749-1832. If Luther was the morning, Goethe was the meridian, sun of German literature. Schiller, it might almost be said, rising later and setting earlier, rode rival by Goethe's side through the dazzling zenith arcs of the sky. But these two orbs, both so large and so splendid, were not mutually equal, either in largeness or in splendor. Schiller was the less luminary; and of him it is praise enough to say that, shining so near to Goethe, he did not lose, did not pale, his lustre in the blaze of the superior ray. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born, in Frankfort-onthe-Main, almost exactly in the middle of the eighteenth century. His parentage was excellent on both sides. His father was a tailor's son who had. raised himself to some civic distinction, a...

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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. 1887. Excerpt: ... On rolls the stream with a perpetual sigh; The rocks moan wildly as it passes by; Hyssop and wormwood border all the strand, A...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021782286X

ISBN - 13:9780217822862

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