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dc.contributor.authorChristian Fürchtegott Gellerten_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-05T17:14:02Z
dc.date.available2018-03-05T17:14:02Z
dc.date.issued1763en_US
dc.identifier.other11249 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/117120
dc.description.abstractHere is a surprising little treasure! I had not realized that I did not have an early edition of Gellert. This volume comes from his lifetime, since he died in 1769. It is in fact two volumes, as I found when I kept trying to match the closing T of C with the beginning texts. The first volume does not include fables, while the second does. Gellert's famous "Fabeln und Erzahlungen" was published in 1746, with a second part in 1748. I have the sense that the fables here may be later works, and may not be as trenchant as his earlier work. I notice that the latest paperback version of Gellert includes none of the fables offered here. I tested three of those here. "Der Leichtsinn," can indicate recklessness, carelessness, frivolity. Leichtsinn was banned from human company and came to the gods to find a home. Zeus had Mercury bring him to Cupid, where his work has been ever since to precede love. Since then he has done his duty quite regularly (30)! "The Will": A dying father gives his son his last will. "You will inherit little from me except this wisdom. Be a just man. That is the true happiness." "Vergiss es nicht: das wahre Glück allein/Ist ein rechtschaffner Mann zu seyn" (32). "The Young Man and the Old Man": The former asks the latter how to rise. Answer: be courageous and wise. "But those are hard. I had hoped for easier ways." Then be a fool. Fools also often rise (37). There is no indication of a publisher or place of publication.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityChristian Fürchtegott Gellerten_US
dc.languagegeren_US
dc.publisherNAen_US
dc.titleSammlung vermischter Schriften von C.F. Gellert (bound after Lehrgedichte und Erzählungen von C. F. Gellerten_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationNAen_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Germanen_US
dc.acquired.locationDresdener Antiquariat, Dresdenen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: €15en_US
dc.cost.usCost: 17.68en_US
dc.date.acquired2017-07en_US
dc.date.printed1763en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.printer.locationNAen_US
dc.subject.local1Christian Fürchtegott Gellerten_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1763


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