Longfellows Wechselbeziehungen zu der deutschen Literatur ...

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Dr. Seele & Company, 1907 - 78 pages

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Page 75 - Eilende Wolken! Segler der Lüfte! Wer mit euch wanderte, mit euch schiffte! Grüßet mir freundlich mein Jugendland! Ich bin gefangen, ich bin in Banden, Ach, ich hab keinen andern Gesandten!
Page 8 - Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart.
Page 22 - The little I have seen of the world, and know of the history of mankind, teaches me to look upon the errors of others in sorrow, not in anger.
Page 28 - I kept it some time in manuscript, unwilling to show it to any one, it being a voice from my inmost heart, at a time when I was rallying from depression.
Page 23 - Churchill entered his study, he found the lamp lighted, and his wife waiting for him. The wood fire was singing on the hearth like a grasshopper in the heat and silence of a Summer noon; and to his heart the chill autumnal evening became a summer noon. His wife turned towards him with looks of love in her joyous blue eyes ; and in the serene expression of her face he read the divine beatitude, " Blessed are the pure in heart.
Page 8 - Oh that thou didst look forward to the great hereafter with half the longing wherewith thou longest for an earthly future, which a few days, at most, will bring thee ! to the meeting of the dead, as to the meeting of the absent ! Thou glorious...
Page 29 - Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He was once a child. "They shall all bloom in fields of light, Transplanted by my care, And saints, upon their garments white, These sacred blossoms wear.
Page 67 - Der kleine Gott der Welt bleibt stets von gleichem Schlag, Und ist so wunderlich als wie am ersten Tag. Ein wenig besser würd' er leben, Hättst du ihm nicht den Schein des Himmelslichts gegeben; Er nennt's Vernunft und braucht's allein, Nur tierischer als jedes Tier zu sein.
Page 8 - It was so with Flemming ; and from that hour forth he resolved that he would no longer veer with every shifting wind of circumstance ; no longer be a child's plaything in the hands of Fate, which we ourselves do make or mar. He resolved henceforward not to lean on others; but to walk self-confident and self-possessed; no longer to waste his years in vain regrets, nor wait the...
Page 41 - that you find something to like in The Golden Legend. I have endeavored to show in it, among other things, that through the darkness and corruption of the Middle Ages ran a bright, deep stream of Faith, strong enough for all the exigencies of life and death. In order to do this, I had to introduce some portion of this darkness and corruption as a background. I am sure you will be glad to know that the monk's sermon is not wholly of my own invention. The worst passage in it is from a sermon of Fra...

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