Life of Goethe, by G.H. Lewes


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第 77 頁 - Mitschuldigen " he presents us with a set of people whose consolation is to exclaim " Rogues all!" — and in after years he wrote of this piece, that it was dictated, though unconsciously, by " far-sighted tolerance in the appreciation of moral actions, as expressed in the eminently Christian sentence,' Let him who is without sin among you cast the first stone.'
第 250 頁 - Mercury (v. 905), where Prometheus is scurrilously fluent. Shelley never makes his Titan flinch. He stands there as the sublime of endurance: " To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite ; To forgive wrongs darker than death or night; To defy power which seems omnipotent; To love and bear; to hope till Hope creates From its own wreck the thing it contemplates ; Neither to change, nor falter, nor repent.
第 303 頁 - lord. Karl August and Goethe were not the men to lose themselves in the fleeting hours of dissipation; serious, steady business was transacted almost the moment before some escapade. In their retreat at Ilmenau the poet writes: " Mein Carl und ich vergessen hier Wie seltsam uns ein tiefes Schicksal leitet. Und ach
第 28 頁 - circumstances, resolution, industry, may do much, in a certain sense they do everything; that is to say, they determine whether the poor apricot shall fall in the form of a green bead, blighted by the east wind, and be trodden under foot; or whether it shall expand into tender pride and sweet brightness of golden velvet.
第 216 頁 - impelled, would scarcely be pardoned even by a girl . Such littlegreat questionable originals only suit our Christian culture, which knows so well how to transform a corque vous, j'irais vous embrasser, et vous dire mon secret ; mais malheureusement j'en habite un ou personne
第 177 頁 - quite composed, but your conversation has torn me to pieces. At this moment I can say nothing to you but farewell. If I had remained a moment longer with you I could not have restrained myself. Now I am alone, and to-morrow I go. Oh, my poor head!
第 136 頁 - Es bildet ein Talent, sich in der Stille, Sich ein Charakter in dem Strom der Welt.
第 49 頁 - Faust," " Egmont," " Tasso," " Iphigenia," " Meister," were many years in hand. Whatever could be done in a few days — while the impulse lasted — was done; longer works were spread over a series of years. Book the Second 1765 to 1771 " In grossen Städten lernen früh Die jüngsten Knaben was; Denn manche Bücher lesen sie Und
第 15 頁 - nature from the heartiest of women. He also inherited from her his dislike of unnecessary agitation and emotion: that deliberate avoidance of all things capable of disturbing his peace of mind, which has been construed as coldness. Her sunny nature shrank from storms. She stipulated with her servants that they were not to trouble her with
第 136 頁 - I found myself on the very road, going to visit Frederika, and that too in the very dress which I had seen myself in, in this phantasm, although my wearing it was quite accidental." The reader will probably be somewhat skeptical respecting the dress, and will suppose that this prophetic detail was