Memoirs of Frederick and Margaret Klopstock

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R. Cruttwell, 1808 - 236 pages

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Page 89 - I raillied them again, and said that they must have a very friendshipless heart, if they had no idea of friendship to a man as well as to a woman. Thus it continued eight months, in which time my friends found as much love in Klopstock's letters as in me. I perceived it likewise, but I would not believe it. At the last Klopstock said plainly, that he loved; and I startled as for a wrong thing. I answered, that it was no love, but friendship, as it was what I felt for him; we had not seen one another...
Page 86 - I should have it no more to-day, as this is only my first English letter — but I have it ! It may be because I am now Klopstock's wife (I believe you know my husband by Mr. Hohorst), and then I was only the single young girl. You have since written the manly Clarissa, without my prayer. Oh, you have done it, to the great joy and thanks of all your happy readers ! Now you can write no more, you must write the history of an angel.
Page 88 - After having seen him two hours, I was obliged to pass the evening in a company which never had been so wearisome to me. I could not speak ; I could not play ; I thought, I saw nothing but Klopstock. I saw him the next day and the following, and wo were very seriously friends.
Page 92 - ... which is so venerable at that time, with tears of devotion, and all the sublimity of the subject. My husband reading me his young verses, and suffering my criticisms. Ten books are published, which I think probably the middle of the whole. I will as soon as I can translate you the arguments of thsse ten books and what besides I think of them.
Page 153 - If I take the wings of the morning; and remain in the uttermost part of the sea ; Even there also shall thy hand lead me ; and thy right hand shall hold me.
Page 88 - In one happy night I read my husband's poem, the Messiah. I was extremely touched with it. The next day I asked one of his friends, who was the author of this poem? and this was the first time I heard Klopstock's name. I believe I fell immediately in love with him; at the least, my thoughts were ever with him filled, especially because his friend told me very much of his character.
Page 148 - This perfect resignation is one of the most difficult, and at the same time most consoling duties of Christianity. These days of our separation are days of trial, which call on us to recollect that we are tried. — Even the most innocent and virtuous love should be subservient to the love of GOD. I have read again my
Page 98 - She had an excellent character, but is long since dead. " This is no letter but only a newspaper of your Hamburg daughter. When I have my husband and my child I will write you more (if God gives me health and life). You will think that I shall be not a mother only but...
Page 93 - I read lately in the newspaper that Dr. Young was made Bishop of Bristol. I must think it is another Young : how could the King make him only bishop, and Bishop of Bristol, while the place of Canterbury is vacant ! I think the King knows not at all that there is a Young who illustrates his reign.
Page 95 - ... all the foldings of his heart. I know him; and sometimes I think if we knew others in the same manner, the better we should find them. For it may be that an action displeases us which would please us, if we knew its true aim and whole extent. No one of my friends is so happy as I am; but no one has had courage to marry as I did. They have married, - as people marry; and they are happy, - as people are happy.

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