This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images,
or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the
original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... This is by no means a sign of a "cold
nature" but you, of course, understand that, my most dear and
faithful friend Always your affectionate and grateful friend,
Nietzsche. P. S.--Fraulein Salome has also informed me of her
engagement, but I did not answer her either, however much happiness
and prosperity I may honestly wish her. One must keep out of the
way of the kind of creature who does not understand awe and
respect. To Rohde. Chur, May 21, 1887. No, my old friend Rohde, I
allow no one to speak so disrespectfully of Monsieur Taine as you
do in your letter--and you least of all, because it is contrary to
all decency to treat any man in the way you do, when you know I
think highly of him. If you choose to do so you may, if you like,
talk nonsense about me to your heart's content--that lies in the
natura rerum1; I have never complained about it or ever expected
anything else. But in regard to a scholar like Taine who is more
akin to your own species, you ought to have eyes in your head. To
call him "jejune" is, to return to our student's jargon, simply
frantically stupid--for he happens to be the most substantial
thinker in present-day France; and in this connection it would not
be inopportune to remark that where a man can detect no substance
it 'The nature of things.--Translator. does not necessarily follow
there is none, but simply that there is none for him. In the
harrowing history - of the modern soul, which is in many respects a
tragic history, Taine takes his place as a well-constituted and
venerable type possessing many of the noblest qualities of this
soul--its reckless courage, its abso-' lutely sincere intellectual
conscience, its stirring and modest stoicism amid acute privations
and isolation. With such qualities a thinker dese...
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