As it was Written: A Jewish Musician's Story

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Cassell & Company, 1885 - Jewish fiction - 253 pages
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Page 205 - the sins of the fathers shall be visited upon the children, even unto the third and fourth generation.
Page 78 - Do you find the prisoner at the bar guilty or not guilty of wilful murder?
Page 106 - German element, one portion ofeau sucre'e; now add the Jewish — it is a dose of rich strong wine. It will give fire and flavor to the decoction. The future Americans, thanks to the Jew in them, will have passions, enthusiasms. They will paint great pictures, compose great music, write great poems, be capable of great heroism. . . ,'17 The Jewish Messenger, obviously impressed by Harland's novel, invited him to submit a story to a future issue. In three months, 'A Purim Episode...
Page 71 - A more serious question arises on the court's refusal to direct the jury to render a verdict of not guilty on the ground that the evidence was insufficient to eonvict the defendants.
Page 106 - ... better appreciation of the genius of Judaism.'16 The 'one page' ascribing 'direct merit' to the Jews occurs in a speech by Merivale, the only Gentile in the novel, who proclaims that 'the whole future of America depends upon the Jews' : It is the Jewish element that is to leaven the whole lump — color the whole mixture.
Page 106 - I'll come back every day at the same hour but if ever you tell about me then I won't be able to come back any more." "I'll never tell!" the Princess promised. Then the youth kissed her tenderly, dipped himself in the milk, went back into his feather shirt, and flew off as a pigeon. The next day he came again and the next and the next and the Princess fell so madly in love with him that all day long and all night long, too, she thought of nothing else. She no longer touched her embroidery but day...
Page 26 - ... Written contains another brief allusion to its author's sensitivity to the memory of the senses, but this time it is the sense of smell that possesses the magic power. Because Ernest used to cross the Hudson every week with Veronika and really came to know and to love her on those ferryings, he says : The hoboken ferry-boats became to my thinking vastly more interesting than the most romantic of Venetian gondolas; and to this day I cannot sniff the peculiar stuffy odor that always pervades a...
Page 227 - ... 21. the early part of this narrative, as descriptive of Veronika. Following it, came the songs that Veronika herself had been most prone to sing, Bizet, Pergolese, Schumann, morsels of German folk liede, old French romances. And ever and anon that phrase from the impromptu kept recurring. Everything else seemed to lead up to it. It terminated a brilliant passage by Liszt. It cropped out in the middle of a theme from the Meistersinger. And with its every recurrence, the picture of Veronika which...
Page 227 - Two hundred pages later, long after Veronika's untimely death on the eve of their marriage, Ernest is playing his violin one day with a wild frenzy, playing anything that comes to his mind, losing himself in his music. . . Then I heard the passionate wail of Chopin become predominant: the exquisite melody of the Berceuse, motives from Les Polonaises, and at length the impromptu in C-sharp minor — that to which I have alluded in 'Grey Roses, London, John Lane, 1902, pp.
Page 227 - II, 183-184. • As It was Written, New York, Cassell and Company, 1885, p. 21. the early part of this narrative, as descriptive of Veronika. Following it, came the songs that Veronika herself had been most prone to sing, Bizet, Pergolese, Schumann, morsels of German folk liede, old French romances. And ever and anon that phrase from the impromptu kept recurring. Everything else seemed to lead up to it. It terminated a brilliant passage by Liszt. It cropped out in the middle of a theme from the Meistersinger....

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