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German Evenings [Of B. Auerbach, with Tales by Other Germ. Writers] Tr. by J.L. Lowdell (Paperback) Loot Price: R384 Discovery Miles 3 840
German Evenings [Of B. Auerbach, with Tales by Other Germ. Writers] Tr. by J.L. Lowdell (Paperback): Berthold Auerbach
German Evenings [Of B. Auerbach, with Tales by Other Germ. Writers] Tr. by J.L. Lowdell (Paperback): Berthold Auerbach

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German Evenings [Of B. Auerbach, with Tales by Other Germ. Writers] Tr. by J.L. Lowdell (Paperback)

Berthold Auerbach

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869. Excerpt: ... WHAT IS HAPPINESS? i. Edmund--so after his Christian name, we call a tall over-grown young advocate, who had just returned from the university--Edmund had finished reading the little book, by Clemens Brentano, which can never be sufficiently praised, of "The history of the beauteous Annerl and the valiant Casperl;" a solemn silence reigned amongst the assembled ladies, the deep breathing of each bosom was heard; nay, each believed she heard the other's heart's throbbings; thus had the simple lot of a maid-servant and a soldier strongly affected all. There sat the wife of the Aulic Counsellor Romann, openly wiping away her tears; near her, her two daughters Meta and Antonia Antonia held her arms pressed across her bosom as it were still for a defence against the violent palpitation of her heart, a tear hung upon her eyelashes, she looked down into her lap; Meta, with her left hand likewise, dried her eyes whilst with her right hand she played with the sashtassel of her frock. Beside her sat Major Schmidthelden's wife, playing at Dutch-draughts, and either from sympathy or displeasure, was biting her underlip; her daughter, Rosetta, who sat somewhat farther back, was occupied arranging her mother's collar, which had become displaced. The gentlemen stood or sat here and there. Edmund saw with tranquil pleasure this silent emotion in the minds of all; he felt how nobody dared invoke attention to, or by a word, by a syllable, divert this agitation and surging in the heart of the other. This silent calm had scarcely lasted some seconds, when Edmund thought he likewise already observed how this overstrained excitation of feeling began to become displeasing; for there are but few who, by their enthusiastic utterance or silent calmness, are capable of manifesting ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Berthold Auerbach
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-44460-9
Barcode: 9781150444609
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-44460-6

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