Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship; A Novel

Author:
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe & Johann Wolfgang Goethe
ISBN:
9780217417648
ISBN10:
0217417647
Language:
English
Binding:
Paperback
Publication date:
14-05-2012
Illustrated:
No
Pages:
206 pages

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: have preserved the society of his daughter, hated the young man, because his wife had taken a fancy to him, and she could not endure the thought of witnessing in her step-daughter the success of a fortunate rival. And for these reasons, against his will, in the company of his young wife, who had already evinced a great desire to see the world, and to be admired, Melina was compelled to take his leave in a few days, and to seek for an engagement with a company of actors. CHAPTER XV. Happy years of youth ! happy time of first and earliest kve! Man is then like a boy, who for hours can be delighted with an echo, who can sustain unaided the whole burden of conversation, and is abundantly satisfied if the unseen spirit with whom he converses repeats but the final sounds of the words which he has uttered. Such was Wilhelm's condition in the earlier, and more especially in the later, period of his love for Mariana, he had endowed her with the whole wealth of his own emotions, and considered himself as a very pauper who subsisted on her charity. And as a landscape derives its greatest or indeed its entire charm from the brilliancy of the sunshine, so in his eyes was everything beautified, and embellished by the relation which it bore to her. How often in order to gaze on her, had he taken his post behind the scenes of the theatre, a privilege for which he had entreated the permission of the manager ! Truly the magic of perspective had then disappeared, but the more powerful magic of love had already commenced its work. He would stand for hours beside the dingy footlights, breathing the vapour of the lamps, gazing upon his beloved; and when upon her return, she looked kindly upon him, he became lost in delight, and though surrounded by mere laths and scenic frame-work, he thou...


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Title:
Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship; A Novel
ISBN:
9780217417648
ISBN-10:
0217417647
Author:
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe & Johann Wolfgang Goethe

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