The Life and Works of Goethe: With Sketches of His Age and Contemporaries, from Published and Unpublished Sources, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Ticknor and Fields, 1856
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Page 396 - There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.
Page 329 - Was this the face that launch'da thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium ? Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss. Her lips suck forth my soul! see where it flies; Come, Helen, come, give me my soul again. Here will I dwell, for heav'n is in these lips, And all is dross that is not Helena.
Page 325 - For, when we hear one rack the name of God, Abjure the Scriptures and his Saviour Christ, We fly, in hope, to get his glorious soul ; Nor will we come, unless he use such means Whereby he is in danger to be damn'd.
Page 134 - Geheimnisvoll am lichten Tag, Lt sich Natur des Schleiers nicht berauben, Und was sie deinem Geist nicht offenbaren mag, Das zwingst du ihr nicht ab mit Hebeln und mit Schrauben.
Page 396 - He fought his doubts and gathered strength, He would not make his judgment blind, He faced the spectres of the mind And laid them ; thus he came at length To find a stronger faith his own.
Page 449 - After three-and-twenty years' absence I passed a couple of summer days in the well-remembered place, and was fortunate enough to find some of the friends of my youth. Madame de Goethe was there, and received me and my daughters with the kindness of old days. We drank tea in the open air at the famous cottage in the Park,f which still belongs to the family, and had been so often inhabited by her illustrious father.
Page 102 - Willst du genau erfahren was sich ziemt, So frage nur bei edlen Frauen an.
Page 328 - So he will spare him four and twenty years, Letting him live in all voluptuousness; Having thee ever to attend on me ; To give me whatsoever I shall ask, To tell me whatsoever I demand, To slay mine enemies, and aid my friends, And always be obedient to my will. Go and return to mighty Lucifer, And meet me in my study at midnight, And then resolve* me of thy master's mind.
Page 205 - ... after him. The German, despising the frivolity of the Frenchman, and the unphilosophic matter-of-factness of the Englishman, retires to his study, there to construct the Idea of a Camel from out of the depths of his Moral Consciousness.
Page 329 - Helen for a kiss. Oh ! thou art fairer than the evening air, Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars...

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