Only a Fiddler! and O.T., or Life in Denmark, the Author of The Improvisatore, Tr. by M. Howitt by Hans Christian Andersen

ISBN: 9781150037580

Published: February 2nd 2012

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390 pages


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Only a Fiddler! and O.T., or Life in Denmark,  by  the Author of The Improvisatore, Tr. by M. Howitt by Hans Christian Andersen

Only a Fiddler! and O.T., or Life in Denmark, by the Author of The Improvisatore, Tr. by M. Howitt by Hans Christian Andersen
February 2nd 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 390 pages | ISBN: 9781150037580 | 6.48 Mb

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. 1845. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. Prachtiger, als wir imMoreThis 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. 1845. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. Prachtiger, als wir im Norden, Wohnt der Bettler an den Engelspforten, Denn er sieht das ewge, einzge Rom.--Schiller.

It is too melancholy in that cold, narrow garret, where the mother sleeps and the son suffers. We will leave it- we will flee away out of the cold air and from deep sighs, flee away to the large and magnificent saloons of the warm south to seek for Naomi, and when we have found her we shall find ourselves in the world-famous Rome, the city of remembrances, the Colosseum of the world.

The soft air wafts towards us, the lamps burn before the image of the Madonna, where the lovely children kneel and sing, with the soft voices of the south, their evening-hymn. The burning candles shine through the painted windows of the churches, where the mass is read and lovers have their meetings.

The peasant and the beggar wrap themselves up in their cloaks, and choose for themselves a couch upon the broad steps. The masked procession with burning torches advances through the narrow, crooked, streets. Upon the Piazza Venezia torches, which are fastened upon iron forks, are burning, and papal soldiers on horseback are drawn up there as guards. A ball is given at the Duchess Torlonias- the greater part of invited guests are strangers from the other side of the mountains- the colonnades are dazzlingly lighted- busts and statues look as if animated by the flickering light of the torches- the principal staircase is adorned with ornamental shrubs and beautiful carpets, and even the picture-gallery is a promenade.

In the two large saloons dancing is going on upon the polished floor, smooth as a mirror- the siderooms are devoted to card-parties and conversation. Steel engravings and English and French newspapers are to be found in the library. O...



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