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Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret (Paperback) Loot Price: R204
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Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret (Paperback): Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret (Paperback): Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret (Paperback)

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...the bank of the Saale, by the thickets and the windings, the pleasantest way, as I had already seen from Schiller's mansarde. We were soon in Burgau. We alighted at the little inn near the river, and the bridge, where there is a crossing to Lobeda, a little town which was close before our eyes across the meadows. At the little inn we found all as Goethe had said. The hostess apologized for having nothing prepared; but said we should have some soup and some good fish. In the mean time we walked in the sunshine, up and down the bridge, amusing ourselves by looking at the river, which was animated by raftmen, who, upon planks of pine-wood bound together, glided under the bridge from time to time, and were very noisy and merry over their troublesome, wet occupation. We ate our fish in the open air, and then remained sitting over a little wine, and had all sorts of pleasant conversation. A small hawk flew past, which in its flight and its form bore a strong resemblance to the cuckoo. "There was a time," said Goethe, "when the study of natural history was so much behindhand that the opinion was universally spread that the cuckoo was a cuckoo only in summer, but in winter a bird of prey." "This opinion still exists amongst the people," returned I. "And it is also laid to the charge of this good bird, that as soon as it is full grown, it devours its own parents. It is, therefore, used as a simile of shameful ingratitude. I know people at the present moment who will not allow themselves to be talked out of these absurdities, and who cling to them as firmly as to any article of their Christian belief." "As far as I know," said Goethe, "the cuckoo is classed with the woodpecker." "That...


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 234
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-85851-7
Barcode: 9781230858517
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-230-85851-2

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