The Works of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Volume 2 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

ISBN: 9781230468907

Published: September 12th 2013

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252 pages


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The Works of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Volume 2  by  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Works of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Volume 2 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 252 pages | ISBN: 9781230468907 | 3.50 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... The Recreations of theMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.

Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... The Recreations of the German Emigrants At that unhappy period, so fruitful in disasters to Germany, to Europe, and, indeed, to the whole world, when the French army overran the Continent, a family of distinction was compelled to forsake their property on the first invasion, and to flee across the Rhine.

They sought to escape those calamities to which persons of noble birth were inevitably exposed, in whom it was considered criminal to be descended from au honourable line of ancestors, and to inherit those privileges and possessions which the virtues or the valour of their forefathers had bequeathed to them. The Baroness of C, a widow lady of middle age, distinguished for every domestic virtue which could promote the comfort or independence of her family, evinced, upon the occasion of this unforeseen calamity, the most noble spirit of activity and resolute determination.

Brought up amidst a wide circle of acquaintances, and, to some extent, already experienced in the reverses of life, she was considered perfect in her private and domestic character, and was remarkable for the real delight she ever felt in the active employment of her faculties. Indeed, the great purpose of her life seemed to consist in rendering services to others- and it is easy to suppose that her numerous friends never failed to provide her with employment. She was summoned, at the time we speak of, to take the lead of a little band of emigrants. Even for this duty she was prepared- and the same solicitous though cheerful temper, which had invariably distinguished her at home, did not forsake her in this hour of general terror and distress.

But cheerfulness was not an entire stranger to our band of fugitives: many an unexpected incident and strange event afforded...



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