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. 1903 Excerpt: ...should not want a real correspondence with me while on your pilgrimage, for you needed to be " unaccompanied " and quite free to receive new ...Read MoreThis 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. 1903 Excerpt: ...should not want a real correspondence with me while on your pilgrimage, for you needed to be " unaccompanied " and quite free to receive new impressions. I thought this very natural and acquiesced. But later you wished it otherwise; yet this, perhaps, was only the pain of parting. When I see what direction your feelings permanently take, then shall I be drawn or repelled accordingly. Your first letters I shall have, before you receive these, I hope, and those will tell me, too, many things, outward at least. I shall know how you fared on the waters (never do I see the sails pass without thinking of that); what thoughts rose uppermost, whether the angels did not console you for sickening realities that had disturbed your last days here, and shown you how such are in the end turned and melted into a sublime music, the melody of the Earth heard from due distance. Or were entirely new thoughts revealed, or confirmation given of what had passed before? Or were you listless and sick, needing mere amusement? Or did new sources of interest spring up? I long to know what news you find in London, whether you will be permitted to pursue your journey, or obliged to go to your home. There you will see your mother, too, and what a holy hope it must be, after such a long separation. I think from traits you have told me, she is in some respects like mine.LETTER XXXIX I want to copy for you two pieces which have fallen under my eye since you went; 'tis no matter if I do make such use of this sheet, as it will probably find you in London; indeed you are there now, it may be. But when the paper has to travel after you, I shall be more avaricious of it. The first is a Volkslied of your adopted nation, and deeply expressive of that deepest sadness in life, that, thoug...Read Less
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