Collected Works, Volume 33

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Chapman and Hall, 1824
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Page 287 - Keep not standing fixed and rooted, Briskly venture, briskly roam ; Head and hand, where'er thou foot it, And stout heart are still at home. " In what land the sun does visit, Brisk are we, whate'er betide : To give space for wandering is it That the world was made so wide.
Page 223 - No religion that grounds itself on fear," said they, "is regarded among us. With the reverence, to which a man should give dominion in his mind, he can, in paying honour, keep his own honour ; he is not disunited with himself, as in the former case. The Religion which depends on reverence for what is above us, we denominate the Ethnic ; it is the religion of the nations, and the first happy deliverance from a degrading fear : all Heathen religions, as we call them, are of this sort, whatsoever names...
Page 228 - He stands firm to his point ; he goes on his way inflexibly ; and while he exalts the lower to himself, while he makes the ignorant, the poor, the sick, partakers of his wisdom, of his riches, of his strength, he, on the other hand, in no wise conceals his divine origin ; he dares to equal himself with God, nay, to declare that he himself is God. In this manner is he wont, from youth upwards, to astound his familiar friends ; of these he gains a part to his own cause; irritates the rest against him;...
Page 216 - Felix obeyed, but soon cried: 'This is not much to my taste; I see nothing up there: does it last long? But yes !' exclaimed he joyfully, 'yonder are a pair of falcons flying from the west to the east ; that is a good sign too 1' — ' As thou takest it, as thou behavest,' said the other : 'Now mingle among them as they mingle.
Page 318 - Antoni's descriptions of the wide world carried the imagination of every hearer along with him, though Antoni himself introduced little fire into the subject. Julia, quite enraptured, was still nowise satisfied : she longed for Alexandria, Cairo, and above all, for the Pyramids ; of which, by the lessons of her intended fatherin-law, she had gained some moderate knowledge. Lucidor next night (he had scarcely shut his door ; the candle he had not put down) exclaimed : ' ' Now bethink thee, then :...
Page 184 - ... close by his father, without, as formerly, skipping up and down beside his comrade. He nodded to Wilhelm with sparkling eyes ; glancing towards his companion, and making significant faces, to indicate how much he was above Fitz now, in possessing a secret entirely wanting to the other. He carried it so far at length, that Fitz, who often stopped and looked about, must very soon have noticed it. Wilhelm therefore said to Felix : " My son, whoever wishes to keep a secret, must hide from us that...
Page 129 - ... there is no law. The weakest thread will spin itself to unexpected length ; and the strongest is cut suddenly asunder by the scissors of the Fates, delighting, as it seems, in contradictions. Of the child, whom we have here committed to her final rest, we can say but little. It is still uncertain whence she came ; her parents we know not ; the years of her life we can only conjecture. Her deep and...
Page 300 - Though my fair one related these things with an air of the utmost sincerity, I looked at her hesitatingly ; for it seemed as if she meant to palm some fable on me. As to her own dainty lineage I had not the smallest doubt ; but that she should have laid hold of me in place of a knight occasioned some mistrust, seeing I knew myself too well to suppose that my ancestors had come into the world by an immediate act of creation. " I concealed my wonder and scepticism, and asked her kindly, '' But tell...
Page 229 - "That last Religion which arises from the Reverence of what is Beneath us; that veneration of the contradictory, the hated, the avoided, we give to each of our pupils, in small portions, by way of outfit, along with him into the world, merely that he may know where more is to be had, should such a want spring up within him. I invite you to return hither at the end of a year, to attend our general Festival, and see how far your son is advanced: then shall you be admitted into the Sanctuary of Sorrow.
Page 289 - I took out the Box with great care; she shut the coach door; we walked up-stairs together, and she told the servants that she was to stay here for the night. "We were now alone in the chamber: she desired me to put the Box on the table, which was standing at the wall; and as, by several of her movements, I observed that she wished to be alone, I...

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