This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...moment doubted, but the Germans, like the Spaniards, would one day rise, and Prussia would avenge its disgrace, and free the country; be hoped his son would live to see it. and did not deny that he was bringing him up for a soldier. 'October '2oth.--I stayed to supper, contrary to my purpose, having to set-out next morning early. The lady was so kind, and Jean Paul himself so trustful and blithe, I could not withstand their entreaties. At the neat and well-furnished table (reminding you that South Germany was now near), the best humour reigned. Among other things, we had a good laugh at this, that Jean Paul offered me an introduction to one of what he called his dearest friends in Stuttgart,--and then was obliged to give it up, having irrevocably forgotten bis name! Of a more serious sort, again, was our conversaiion about Tieck, Friedrich and Wilhelm Schlegcl, and others of the romantic school. He seemed in ill humour with Tieck at the moment. Of Goethe he said: " Goethe is a consecrated head; he has a place of his own, high above us all." re spoke of Goethe afterwards, for some time: Jean Paul, with more and more admiration, nay with a sort of fear and awe-struck reverence. 'Some beautiful fruit was brought-in for dessert. On a sudden, Jean Paul started up, gave me his hand, and said: "Forgive me, I must go to bed! Stay you here in God's name, for it is still early, and chut with my wife; there is much to say, between you, which my talking has kept back. I am a Spiessburgcr" (of the Club of Odd Fellows), "and my hour is come for sleep." He took a candle, and said good-night. We parted with great cordiality, and the wish expressed on both sides, that I might stay at Baireuth another time.' These biographic phenomena; Jean Paul's...
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