Schiller - Vol. 2

Schiller - Vol. 2

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Schiller - Vol. 2

Schiller - Vol. 2

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Nothing could be more cool, clear, and sensible than the account Schiller wrote to Körner of his first impressions of Weimar. He is really a new man now. Never before had he felt such confidence in himself in entering into relations with a large circle of men. For while it was his intention to shape out for himself a new way of life in Weimar, he no longer expected, as formerly, to obtain these fresh opportunities, half as a gift, given by others through kindness. He was now determined to make a place for himself, in spite of others if not through their help. He for the first time shows in characteristic fashion the wisdom of a military commander, who knows in every battle just how to measure his men and rightly to use them. He also shows in these letters the energy of a general in constantly . . .

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