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    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (Author)

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...have I been yet fortunate enough to meet with the edition in question. Since this was written, I have been favoured by a communication from M. Vamhagen von Ense, in the course of which he states that the First Part first appeared in the edition of Gocthes works published in duodecimo in 1807 and in octavo in 1808. From the correspondence between Zelter and Goethe, however, it would seem that this edition did not appear until 1808: for in a letter, dated July 13th, 1808, we find Zelter acknowledging the receipt of the completed ' Faust,' and requesting an explanation of the Intermezzo, which unluckily is not afforded to him.--(Vol. i. p. 322.) P. 3. Prologue for the Theatre.--It must be borne in mind that the theatre is one of those temporary theatres or booths which are common at fairs, and that the company is supposed to be an itinerant one. P. 3. Pleasing and instructive at once.--'Orane tulit punctum qui miscuit utile dulci.'--Horace. P. 4. People come to hole.--u Segnius irritant animos demissa per aures, Quam quae sunt oculis subjecta fidelibus, et quas Ipse sibi tradit spectator.'--Horace. P. 4. Who brings much, vjill bring something to many a one.--'La Comé:die des Visionnaires nous rejouit beaucoup: nous trouvames que e'est la representation de tout le monde: chacun a ses visions plus ou moins marquees.'--Madame de Sevigne. P. 5. Begone, c.--Compare WilJielm Meister (Book ii. ch. ii.), in which somewhat similar notions of the poet's vocation are put into the mouth of the hero. P. 6. Much falsehood and a spark of truth.--' I cannot tell why, this same truth is a naked and open daylight, that doth not show the masques, and mummeries, and triumphs of the present world, half so stately and daintily as candle-lights. Truth may...
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