Titolo: Heinrich Heine's Life Told in His Own Words
Casa editrice: TheClassics.us
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
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Riassunto: 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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... the necessities of the times, as well as the earlier writings of a like aim. The author's near friends, who were acquainted with his private circumstances, know how little his egotism has to do with his coming forward, and how great a sacrifice he has made for every free word he has spoken, and, please God, will speak. Words are now deeds whose consequences cannot be measured, and no one can tell if he may not at last be a martyr to his words. Oh, the grand week in Paris! The spirit of liberty which spread over Germany did, to be sure, sometimes overturn the night lamps; so that the red hangings of some thrones were singed, and the gold crowns grew hot under burning nightcaps; but the old catchpoles in the pay of the police soon brought their fire buckets; and they now sniff about more watchfully than ever, and forge stronger chains; and I notice that invisible prison walls, thicker than ever, are rising round the German people. BOOK IV. Poor imprisoned people! Despair not in your trials! Oh, that I could speak catapults! Oh, that I could shoot fire-bolts from my heart! The crust of aristocratic ice melts round my heart; a strange sadness comes over me. Is it love, and love for the German people? Or is it illness? A great joy comes over me. As I sit writing, music resounds under my window; and by the elegiac fury of the long-drawn melody I know the "Marseillaise," with which Barbarouxand his companions greeted Paris--the ranz des vaches of freedom, at the sound of which the Swiss at the Tuileries grew homesick--the triumphant death song of the Gironde--the old, sweet cradle song. What a song! It thrills me with fire and joy, and kindles in me glowing stars of enthusiasm and rockets of scorn. Yes, these shall not lack in the...
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