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Synopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. Dismissal of a Lover. Fantaisie. The Child with the Nosegay. The Eden of Night, and the Angel at the Gate of Paradise. Neither the deep blue of the sky, which on Saturday was as dark and pure as in winter or in the night, nor the thought that he should see to-day the sorrowing soul whom he had driven out of her paradise from the Sodom-apple of the serpent (Rosa), nor illness, nor yet pictures of his domestic life,--none of these things alone, but all these semitones and flats combined, composed in our Firmian's mind a melting maestoso, which reflected on his looks and imagination as much softness for his afternoon's visit as he expected to find in Natalie's. He found the reverse. In and around Natalie reigned that nobler, cold, peaceful serenity, which has its image on the loftiest mountains. Clouds and storms lie beneath their summits, and around them reposes a thinner, cooler atmosphere, but also a darker blue and a paler sun. I cannot blame the reader for having some curiosity to hear the account she must give of her rupture with Everard. But it could be written round a Prussian dollar--so short a one did she give--were I not to dilate and complete it by that which I have extracted from Rosa's pen into my own. The fact is, the Venner, five years afterwards, wrote a very good novel (if we are to believe the panegyric in the Universal German Library), in which he artistically interwove the whole schism between himself and her--the separation of soul and body--so we may conclude, at least, from several hints dropped by Natalie. This, therefore, is my fountain of Vaucluse. A spiritual sheep, like Rosa, cannot produce any thing but what he himself has experienced; and his poetical conceptions are, therefore, nothing but the adopted children of reality...
Title: Flower, Fruit and Thorn Pieces Volume 19-20 ...
Publisher: General Books
Book Condition: New
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