Richard Strauss, the Man and His Works

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Little, Brown, 1917 - Composers - 328 pages
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Page 235 - And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee ; and when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
Page 157 - Thus thou must do, if thou have it"; And that which rather thou dost fear to do Than wishest should be undone.
Page 235 - And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
Page 182 - When Zarathustra was thirty years old, he left his home and the lake of his home, and went into the mountains.
Page 183 - ... their riches. For that end I must descend to the depth, as thou dost at even, when, sinking behind the sea, thou givest light to the lower regions, thou resplendent star! I must, like thee, go down, as men say — men to whom I would descend.
Page 236 - And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her. 27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought : and he went and beheaded him in the prison, 28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel ; and the damsel gave it to her mother.
Page 165 - O magic realm, illimited, eternal, Of glorified woman — loveliness supernal ! Fain would I, in the storm of stressful bliss, Expire upon the last one's lingering .kiss ! Through every realm. O friend, would wing my flight, Wherever Beauty blooms, kneel down to each, And — if for one brief moment, win delight!
Page 166 - My Don Juan is no hot-blooded man eternally pursuing women. It is the longing in him to find a woman who is to him incarnate womanhood, and to enjoy, in the one, all the women on earth, whom he cannot as individuals possess. Because he does not find her, although he reels from one to the other, at last disgust seizes hold of him, and this disgust, is the devil that fetches him.
Page 185 - Speak not further, thou convalescent one! . . . but go out where the world waiteth for thee like a garden. Go out unto the roses and bees and flocks of doves ! But especially unto the singing birds, that thou mayest learn singing from them. For singing is good for the convalescent; the healthy one may speak. And when the healthy one wanteth songs also, he wanteth other songs than the convalescent one.
Page 165 - Twas p'r'aps a flash from heaven that so descended, Whose deadly stroke left me with powers ended, And all the world, so bright before, o'erclouded; And yet p'r'aps not! Exhausted is the fuel; And on the hearth the cold is fiercely cruel.

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