"LOVE AND INTRIGUE"
THE fate of "Fiesko" was, as we have said, a continual series of disappointments for Schiller. He had undertaken his flight, not because of his confidence in "The Robbers," a work already launched, but because of his hopes for his forthcoming work. This was to bring him honor and a place in the world, and it left him in the lurch. But however closely the disappointments of these hard years had been connected with "Fiesko," Schiller's courage rose again with the new play "Kabale und Liebe" (Love and Intrigue). The new work was more closely connected with his own inner life. His whole rebellious and fiery soul, impatient of the world, found expression in this drama, as formerly in "The Robbers." He did not succumb to the blows of fate because, while he was writing this domestic tragedy, a new power developed within him and supported him. The warm and wholly individual life that appeared in the first sketch still existed in