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TRANSLATED TOO* THE GERMAN OP GOETHE.
PART I. V
chapter in (Continued.) f- s .
For the rest, when Edward and Char
lotte were alone, there were fewer mat-
ters of private interest between then than
formerly. This was especially the case
since the fault finding about the grounds,
which Edward thought so just, and which
he felt to the quick. He held his tongue
about what the Captain had said for a
longtime; but’at last, when he saw his
wife again preparing to 3 go to work above
the summer house, with her paths and
steps, he could not contain himself any
longer, but, after a few circumlocutions,
came out with his new views.
Charlotte was thoroughly disturbed.
She was sensible enough to perceive at
once that they were right, bat there was
the difficulty with what was already done
—and what was made was made. She
had liked it: even what was wrong had
become dearer to her in its details. She
fought against her convictions; she de
fended her little creation ; she railed at
men who were for ever going to the broad
and the great. They could not let a pas
time, they could not let an amusement
alone, she said, but they must go and
make a work out of it, never thinking of
the expense which their larger plans in
volved. She was provoked, annoyed, an
gry. Her old plans she could not give
up, the new she would not quite throw
from her; but, divided as she was, for the
present she put a stop to the work, and.
gave herself lime to think the thing over,
and let it ripen by itself.
At the same lime that she lost this
source of active amusement, the others
were more and more together over their
own business. They took to occupying
thcmselyes, moreover, with the flower
garden and the hot-house*; and as they
filled up the intervals with the ordinary
gentlemen’s amusements, hunting, riding,
buying, selling, b r eaking horses, and such
matters, she was every day left more and
more to herself. She devoted herself
more assiduously than ever to her corres
pondence on account of the Captain ;
and yet she had many lonely hours ; so
that the information which she now re
ceived from the school became more
agreeably interesting. »
To a long-drawn lelter of the superior
of the establishment, filled with the usu
al expressions of delight at her daughter’s
progress, a brief postcript was attached,
With a second from the hand of a gentle
men in employment there as an assistant,
both of which we here cunminictte.
POSTSCRIPT OF THE SUPERIOR
a w«u w J'Ull
ladyship what I have already stated In
my former letter?. ,1 do not know how to
find fault with her, yet I cannot say that
lam satisfied. She is always unassum- ,
lag, always ready to oblige others ; but it |
ia not to see her so timid, so a>-
“Your-ladyship lately sent her some
motley, with several little matters for her
malibbe. .The money she has never
toasted, the dresses lay unworn in their
pise?. She keeps her things;very nice
and very clean ; bat-this is all she&eems
to care about. Again, I cannot praise her
excessive abstemiousness in bating and
drinking. There Is no at
our table, but there >s like
heller than to see children 1
good, wholesome food. WbaVfPHßphl*
ly provided aad s;t before
be lakeland to ibis I never can suweed
in bringing Otdie. She is always leaking
herself some occupation or other, always
finding s )metbing which she must do,
something which the servants have neg
lected; to escipe the aeon I course of the
dessert j a*id n it hi3to b j considered
(which I cannot help connecting with all
this) thit she frequently suffers, I have
lately learnt, from pain in the left side of
her heal. It is only at times, but it is
distressing, and may be of importance.
So much upm this otherwise sweet and
lovely girl.” _
reflection upon himself. Though not nai
second postscript, by the assistant, j urA uy digorderly, he could never bring
“Our excellent superior commonly per. I himself to arrange hia papers in their
mils me to read the letters in which she ; p roper places. What he had to do in con
conymanicates her observations upon her j ueCt j on with others, was not kept sepa
pupils to then parents and friends. Such rale f rn m what only depended on him
of them as are addressed to your ladyship self Business got mixed up with amuse-
I ever read with twofold attention and 1 raentj aD d serious work with recreation,
pleasure. We have to ongratulate you 1 N()W however, it was easy for him, with
upon a daughter who unites in herself i tlie j ielp of a friend, who would take the
every brilliant quality with which people trou ble upon himselt; and a second “T’
distinguish themselves in the world ; and j worked nut the separtioa, to which the
lat least think you no less fortunate in g lD gi e "I” was always unequal,
having had bestowed upon you, in your,; t j ie Captain’s wing, they contrived
step-daughter, a child who has been borriJ & depos j lor y f or what concerned the pres
for the good and happiness of others, and and an arc hi ve for the past. Here
assuredly also for her pwn. Otilie is al- brought all the documents, papers
most our only pupil about whom there is noleS from their various hiding pla
a difference of opinion between myself, roomg dr awers, and boxes with the
and our reverend superior. Ido not com utmosl S p eed Harmony and order were
plain of the very natural desire in that I IQlroduced j n tn the wilderness, and the
good \ady to see outward and definite d jg- erent packets were marked and regis
fruits arising from her labor*. Bi t there i i n their several pigeon-holes. They
are also fruits which are not outward, foun(J aII they wan ted in greater com
which arc of the true germinal s >rt, and i leteQess evea than they had expected ;
which develop themselves sooner or later s jj ere an dd clerk was found of no
in a beautiful.life. And this lam certain ser vice. who for the whole day and
is the case wiih your protege. So long as . 0 f t jj e night never left his desk, and
she has been under my care, I have w ij o!1 j mi then, Edward had been
watched her moving with an even step, always djssal i s fied.
s'owly steadily forward—never back. As : ,j s i,, )U ],i. not know him again,” he
with a child it is necessary to begin every- ; to fr j endj -‘the man is so handy
tlcng at the beginning, so it is with her. , lD(i use f u i
She can c unprehend nothing which does replied the Ciptaiu, "is be
: I!.>.V from whit precedes it; let a thing . g* V e J>sm nothing frtsh.tp.do
be as simple and easy »s possible, she can j tj! , h „ finished, at his cos: venience,
inuke Homing of it if it ia not in a recog- wiiat has already ; and so, as you per
uizable connection; but find the intense
diate' links, and make them clear to her,
and then nothing is too difficult to her.
“Progressing with snuh slo w steps, she
remains behind "her companions, who,
with capacities of quite; a different kind,
hurry on and on, learn everything real
ly, connected or nnconnecled. recollect i t
with ease, and apply it with correctness.
And again, some of the lessons here are
given by excellent, but somewhat hasty
and impatient leachew, who pass from
result to result, cutting sh irt the process
by which they arrived at ;"and these are
not of the slightest service to her; she
learns nothing from them. There is a com
plaint of her handwriting. They say she
will not,for cannot, understand, how to
form her letters. I have examined closely
into this. It is true she writes, slowly,
stiffly, if you like; but the hand is nellh
er timid nor without character. The
French language is not my department,
but I have taught her something of it, in
the step-by-step fashion; and this she un
derstands easily. Indeed, it is singular
that she knows a great deal, and knows it
well, too; and yet when she is asked a
question, it seems as if she knew noth
“To conclude generally, I should say
she learns nothing like a person who is
being educated, but learns like one who
is to educate—not like a pupil, but like a
future teacher. Your ladyship may think
it strange that I, as an educator and a
teacher, can find no higher praise to give
to any one ttnin by comparison with my
self. I may leave it to your own good
sense. - to your deep knowledge of the
world and df mankind, to make the best
of my inadequate, but well-intended ex
pressions. Yon may satisfy yourself that
you have happiness to promise yourself
from this child. I commend myself to
your ladyship, and I beseech you to per
mit me to write to yon again as soon as I
sae reason to believe that I have anything
important or agreeable to communicate.”
This lelter gave great pleas
ure. The contents coincided very closely
with the notions which she had herself
conceived of Ottilie. At the same time,
she could not help srpillng at the exces
sive interest of the assistant, which seem
ed greater than the insight into a pupil’s
excellence usually calls forth. In her
quiet, unprejudiced way of looking, at
things, this relation, among others, she
was contented to permit to lie before her
as a possibility ; she could not value the
interest of so sensible a man in
having learnt, among the lessons of her
I life, to see bow highly true regard is to
prized, in a world where indifference or
dislike are the cimmoa natural residents.'
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ty and its environs was completed. It
was executed on a considerable scale; the
character of the particular localities was
made intelligible by various colors; and
by means of a trigonometrical survey, the
Captain bad been able to arrive at a very
fair exactness of measure. He had been
rapid in bis work. The was scarcely ever
any one who could do with less sleep than
it*'- ■ v - '
this most laborious rrun ; aid, as.bis day
was always voted to an immediate pur
pose. every evening something bad been
.“Let us now,” fie said to his friend, J ‘go
on to what remains f»r us, to the statis
tics of the estates. We shall have a good
deal of work to get through at the
,ning, and afterwards we shall com; to the
farm estimates, and much else which will
naturally arise out of them. Only we
must have one thing distinctly settled and
adhered to. Everything which is proper
ly business we must keep separated from
life. Business requires earnestness and
method ; life must have a freerjhandling.
Business demands the utmost stringency
and sequence ; in life, in consecutive ness
is frequently necessary, indeed, is charm
ing and graceful. If you are firm in the
first, you can afford yourself more liberty
in the second ; while if you mix them,
you will find the free interfering with and
breaking in upon the fixed.”
In these sentences Edward felt a slight
me RADICAL; I FRlDA*' ■> MAY 9, 1873.
ceive.be gets through a .great deal. If
you disturb him, be becomes useless at
once.” V I
Spending their days together In this
way, In the evenings they never neglect*
e 4 their, regular visits to Charlotte. If
there was no pmy from the neghhor
hood, as was often the case, they read and
principally on subjects connected
with the imrovement of the condition and
comfort of social life. •
Charlotte, -always accustomed to make
the most of opportunities, not only saw
her husband pleased, but found personal
advantages for herself. Domestic arrange
ments. which she had long wished to
make, but whichshe did not know exact-1
ly how to set about, were managed for
her through the contrivance of thefCap
tain. Her domestic medicine chest,! hith
erto but poorly furnished, was enlarged
and enriched, and Charlotte herself, with
the help of good books and personal In
struction, was put in the way of; being
able to exercise heir disposition to be of
practical assistance more frequently and
more efficiently than before..
In providing against accidents, which,
though common, yet only too often find
us unprepared, they thought It especially
to have on hand whatever is requ ired for
the recovery of drowning men—accidents
of this kind, from the number of canals,
reservoirs, and waterworks in the neigh
borhood being of frequent occurrence.
This department the Captain’ took ex
pressly into his own hands ; and the ob
servation escaped El ward, that a case of
this kind had made a very singular epoch
in the life of his friend. The latter made
no reply, but seemed-to be trying to es
cape from a painful recollection. Edward
immediately stopped; and Charlotte,
who, as well as he, had a general knowl
edge of the story, took no notice of the
“These preparations areaJl exceedingly
valuable,” said the Captain* one evening
“ Now, however, We hate net got the one
thing which Is most.essentfal—a sensible
man who understands how ito manage it
all. I know an army surgeon, whom I
Could exactly recommend for the-place.
You might get him this monmot on.easy
terms. He is highly distinguished in his
profession, and has frequently done more
for me, in the treatmcw even of violent
inward disorders, than celebrated physi
cians. Help upon the spot, is the thing
you often most want in the country.
He was written for at once; and Ed
ward and Charlotte were rejoiced to have
found so good and necessary an object, on
which to expend to much of the money
which they set, apart for such accidental
demands upon them, i ’
Thus Charlotte, 100, founcl means of
making use, for her purposes, of the Gap-
she began to beqaltereconciled-to his
presence, andto feel easy hbout any con
sequences which might ensne. She com
monly prepared questions-to ask 7 him
among other things, it was one ot her an
xieties to provide against whatever was
prejudicial to health and comfort, against
poisons and such like. The lead glazing
on ihe chihai 'the foiled
had long &oubfeto her,
him to tell /her abdntthese, and, natural
ly, they often had to* fall back on the first
elements of medicine and chemistry.
Aa accident, but welcome occasion for
entertainment of this kind, was given by
an inclination of Edward to read aloud.
He had a parliculorly clear, deep voice,
and earlier in life had earned himself a
pleasant reputation for his feeling and
lively recitations of works of poetry and
oratory. At this time he was occupied
with other subjects, and the books which,
for soma time past, he had been reading,
were eiher chemical, or on some other
branch of natural or technical science.
One of his especial curiosities—which,
by-the-bye, he very likely shares with a
number of his fellow-creatures—was, that
he could not bear any one looking over
him when he was reading. In early life,
when he used to read poems, plays and
stories, this bad been the natural conse
quence of the desire which the reader
feels, like r the poet, or the actor, or the
story-teller, to make surprises, to pause,
to excite expectation ; and this sort of ef
feet was naturally defeated when a third
person’s eyes could run on before him,
and see what was coming. On such occa
sions, therefore, ho was accustomed to
place himself in such a position that no
one could get behind him' With a party
of only three, this was unnecessary ; and
as with the present subject there was no
opportunity for exciting feelings or giv
ing the imagination a surprise, he did not
take any particular pains to protect him
One evening he had placed himself
carelessly, and Charlotte happened by ac
dent to cast her eyes upon tiler pftge His
old impatience was ardnsed ; he turned to
her, and said, almost unkindly : ;
“I do wish, once for all, you would
leave off doing a thing so out of taste
and so disagreeable. When £ read "'aloud
to a person, is it not the same as if 1 was
telling him something by word Or mouth?
The written, tjj&printed word, is in the
place of my’tiwn thoughts, of my own
heart. If a window were broken into my
brain or heart, ampff : the man to whom I
am counting out thoughts, or deliver
ing my sentiments, one by one, knew air
ready beforehand exactly what was to
come out of mb; should 1 take the trouble
to piH'them into words? r -When anybody
looks" oyer my;book; f-always feel as if I
were fietllg bfr n- fit two.-’ \ ;i •
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