Teuton studies

Paperback | February 11, 2012

bySidney Whitman

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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. 1896 Excerpt: ... FRIEDRICHSRUH REVISITED. Anyone revisiting Berlin for the first time since the retirement of Prince Bismarck can hardly fail to be struck by a certain change out of all proportion to the time that has elapsed since that event. The laurel-crowned busts of William the Victorious have mostly disappeared from places of public resort, and plaster-casts of the Emperor William the Second have taken their place. Bismarck awaits his statue in Berlin in the only material worthy of him, and in the meantime the founder of the German Empire is boycotted in the capital. Official personages have even been known to cross the road if they see an intimate of Friedrichsruh approaching. In the country at large people are less up-to-date in their feelings and in their actions; and the hold Prince Bismarck retains, in spite of political This was written in 1893. faction, over the cultured classes of his countrymen--though not easily gauged by a perusal of the daily press--is as strong as ever. This sentiment found recent adequate expression in the following lines of one of Germany's leading poets--"Thou goest from thy work, But not thy work from thee; For where thou art is Germany; Thou wert: and thus were we. "All that through thee we grew We know, and every land; What without thee we may become We leave in God's own hand." Ernst von Wildenbruch. How strong is the popular attachment, and how universal the regret at Bismarck's retirement, may be illustrated by the following authentic anecdote. "What is the matter with you?" a landowner asked of his dejected old gamekeeper. "Ah, Herr Baron, I know you're going to serve me like Bismarck." "What do you mean?" "You are going to discharge me." "No, I shall never do that." "Ah!" murmured the old man half to himself, "it was a pity,...

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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. 1896 Excerpt: ... FRIEDRICHSRUH REVISITED. Anyone revisiting Berlin for the first time since the retirement of Prince Bismarck can hardly fail to...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217060811

ISBN - 13:9780217060813

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