Fragments In Prose And Verse (volume 2)

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byElizabeth Smith

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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.1809 Excerpt: ... view of a better world, which had fired the loftyminded youth to compose his sacred hymns, these now hovered round the head of the aged dying saint. In the 12th canto of the Messiah, he has sung the happy close of a virtuous life with unparalleled grandeur of description. Such Christian triumph attended him in the hard struggles of dissolution, which grew more painful on a nearer approach. In the last and severest conflict he raised himself on his couch, folded his hands, and with uplifted eyes pronounced the sacred words so finely illustrated in one of his Odes,--" Can a woman forget her child, that she should not have pity on the fruit of her womb? Yes, she may forget, but I will not forget Thee!"--The struggle was now over, he fell into a gentle slumber, and awoke no more. A solemn funeral, such as Germany had never witnessed for any man of letters before, honoured the venerable remains of Klopstock. The following account of the awful ceremony was written by one of his friends, and.inserted in a Hamburg newspaper dated March 22, 1803. "At ten o'clock this morning, above seventy coaches assembled before the house of the deceased. This respectable train consisted of the Diplomatic Corps resident in the circle of Lower Saxony, the Members of our Senate, the Ministers of our Church, the Teachers of the Gymnasium and of St. John's, Literati, Merchants, &c. Notwithstanding the immense concourse of people, amounting to at least fifty thousand in.the streets and market-place, all interference of the. police was unnecessary. An universal sentiment of awe supplied its place, and imposed silence on an inntir merable multitude of people. The procession, preceded and followed by a guard of cavalry and infantry sent by the; Senate, followed the open hearse, drawn by f...

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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.1809 Excerpt: ... view of a better world, which had fired the loftyminded youth to compose his sacred hymns, these now hovered round the head of t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217479235

ISBN - 13:9780217479233

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