Minna von Barnheim

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Рипол Классик, 1897 - History - 219 pages
 

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Page 173 - The unclean spirit when he is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless places, seeking rest, and finding none, he saith, I will turn back unto my house whence I came out.
Page xlviii - To vie with both his brothers in displaying The virtue of his ring ; assist its might With gentleness, benevolence, forbearance, With inward resignation to the godhead, And if the virtues of the ring continue To show themselves among your children's children, After a thousand thousand years, appear Before this judgment-seat — a greater one Than I shall sit upon it, and decide.
Page xlviii - Appears, and claims to be the lord o' th' house. Comes question, strife, complaint ; all to no end, For the true ring could no more be distinguished Than now can — the true faith.
Page 164 - Beyond the pomp of dress; for loveliness Needs not the foreign aid of ornament, But is when unadorned adorned the most.
Page 82 - Il coûte un peu cher au roi ce Tellheim, mais est-ce que l'on sert les rois pour rien? Il faut s'entr'aider en ce monde; et quand il s'agit de pertes, que ce soit le roi qui en fasse...
Page xlix - Poetry,' from which the above verses from Nathan have been taken. ' It is become,' he says, ' a national classic ; it forms an era in the history of opinion. The altered sentiments and conduct of the German public towards the Jews began in Nathan the Wise. The consequent alterations of Prussian legislation result from Nathan the Wise. Cumberland's comedy of the Jew...
Page xlix - Gregoire, and the French patrons of Judaism, owe their tolerance to the ring of Nathan. Be it strange, extravagant, improbable, there is that in the book which endears it everywhere to the generously minded, and efficaciously associates the doctrine of religious equity with loftiness of thinking and disinterest of conduct.
Page 219 - Short History of French Literature. By the same Author. Fifth Edition, Revised, with the Section on the Nineteenth Century greatly enlarged [Crown Svo, los.

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