Life and Times of Frederick Perthes: Patriot and Man of Business

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W.P. Nimmo, 1878 - Booksellers and bookselling - 464 pages
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Page 470 - This elegant and useful Series of Books has been specially prepared for School and College Prizes : they are, however, equally suitable for General Presentation. In selecting the works for this Series, the aim of the publisher has been to produce books of a permanent value, interesting in manner and instructive...
Page 470 - Mungo Park's Life and Travels. With a Supplementary Chapter, detailing the results of recent Discovery in Africa.
Page 470 - Writers. ** The object of the Editor in preparing this book for the public is a twofold one: first, to exhibit views of the world's great men; and, second, to present these views in the best words of the best authors. 6. Women of History. By Eminent Writers. *,* This volume is a further development of the idea which suggested the companion volume,
Page 128 - Woltmann, Archenholz, Voss, and Buchholz ;" and in a letter to Miiller of the 25th of August, he gives vent to his stifled feelings. " Your letter distressed me, by the deep emotions that it stirred in my soul. If such men grow faint-hearted — what then ? I am not so hopeless ; my courage, indeed, has grown of late.
Page 214 - Your last letter is, indeed, a strange one. I must again say, that my affection knows neither youth nor age, and is eternal. I can detect no change, except that I now know what formerly I only hoped and believed. I never took you for an angel, nor do I now take you for the reverse ; neither did I ever beguile you by assuming an angel's form or angelic manners. I never danced the gallopade, or climbed trees, and am now exactly what I was then, only rather older ; and you must take me as I am, my Perthes...
Page 55 - in order to bring about all that is possible and desirable, let us first see that we ourselves are what we ought to be ; let us also increase our knowledge, and strive as much as possible to win for our opinions friends and advocates among the young people of our own standing. There are now five of us, and what may not five accomplish if only they...
Page 46 - And Hamburgh affords not a little of such society, his rising energy in the publishing trade gradually opening it up to him. "I am now," he writes, for example, "enjoying to the uttermost all that a quick and ardent sensibility can enjoy. I have found three friends, full of talent and heart, of pure and upright minds, and distinguished by great and varied culture. When they saw...
Page 121 - Heathenism and Christianity exhaust everything; and that which lies between, call it by what name you please, is a mere inconsistent fragment — mere patchwork and vanity — resulting either in despondency or in pride.
Page 58 - listened without changing colour, remained silent for a short time, and then, with deep earnestness, replied, — ' I love Perthes, I love Nessig ; but my hand I can give to neither.' And now," proceeds Perthes, " I feel sad and perplexed ; for is it not I who have called forth this decision of Nessig's destiny ?" A letter from his friend relieved him from the load of selfreproach, but the future now appeared empty and desolate. " My whole life-plan is ruined — ruined by her ! I have done with...
Page 443 - ... that without ecclesiastical and dogmatic authority neither theology nor Christian feeling could hold their ground, still his own individual life was very independent of both. " My Christianity," he once wrote, " becomes each year more simple. That not to love God is sin, and that to love Him constitutes deliverance from sin : this as infinite truth, this as the solution of every problem, has been transmitted from the Bible to my spiritual life. Christianity is thoroughly practical in its nature....

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