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Friedrich Ludwig Zacharias Werner : Die Templer auf Cypern

'Friday October [...] 28th. [...] After dinner read a little of Werner's Templers with M. G[ambs]. but not much for I am very stupid with a bad head-ach [previous day's journal entry marked X for start of menstrual period].'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Claire Clairmont      Print: Book


Werner : Martin Luther, oder die Weihe der Kraft

'Monday Novbr. [...] 14th. [...] dress and read Martin Luther with M. G[ambs]. His prayer just before presenting himself before the council at Worms is fine & full of energetic simplicity; what I chiefly remark is that in this piece [...] there are no passages of surpassing beauty as in Houwald, but the interest & vigour never relaxes for a moment either into indifference or feebleness.' [also records reading/listening to this text in journal entries for 10, 16, 19, 27 November 1825, with 'After dinner finished Martin Luther with M.G.' recorded on 30 November].

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Claire Clairmont      Print: Book


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