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Letters of Alexander von Humboldt to Varnhagen von Ense



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\"The following letters of Humboldt furnish a contribution of the highest importance to the true, correct, and unveiled representation of his genius and character. That they should be delivered to publicity after his death was his desire and intent, which have found their positive impression in the words preceding this book as its motto. Never has he spoken out his mind more freely and sincerely, than in his communications with Varnhagen, his old and faithful friend, whom he esteemed and loved before all others. In him he placed an unlimited confidence; with him he deposited those letters received by him, which he desired to be saved for their importance, while he used to destroy nearly all others. He presumed that Varnhagen, the junior of the two, would survive him. Varnhagen, however, died first and transmitted the duty-a doubly sacred one-to me, of publishing this memorable evidence of the life, the activity, and the genius of this great man. In the accomplishment of this charge it was a religious duty to leave every word unchanged as written down. I would have thought it an offence to Humboldt\'s memory had I had the arrogance to make the slightest alterations of his words. For the same reason I did not think myself authorized to grant the request - however well-meaning it may have been - of the publisher, that I should make such alterations, nor could I accord the least influence to my own feelings or to personal regards. \'l\'here was but one consideration to be obeyed-the eternal truth, for an adherence to which I am responsible to Humboldt\'s memory, to History and Literature, and to the will of him who enjoined this duty upon me.\" [...] Ludmilla Assing This book is a reprint of the original published in 1860.






\"The following letters of Humboldt furnish a contribution of the highest importance to the true, correct, and unveiled representation of his genius and character. That they should be delivered to publicity after his death was his desire and intent, which have found their positive impression in the words preceding this book as its motto. Never has he spoken out his mind more freely and sincerely, than in his communications with Varnhagen, his old and faithful friend, whom he esteemed and loved before all others. In him he placed an unlimited confidence; with him he deposited those letters received by him, which he desired to be saved for their importance, while he used to destroy nearly all others. He presumed that Varnhagen, the junior of the two, would survive him. Varnhagen, however, died first and transmitted the duty-a doubly sacred one-to me, of publishing this memorable evidence of the life, the activity, and the genius of this great man. In the accomplishment of this charge it was a religious duty to leave every word unchanged as written down. I would have thought it an offence to Humboldt\'s memory had I had the arrogance to make the slightest alterations of his words. For the same reason I did not think myself authorized to grant the request - however well-meaning it may have been - of the publisher, that I should make such alterations, nor could I accord the least influence to my own feelings or to personal regards. \'l\'here was but one consideration to be obeyed-the eternal truth, for an adherence to which I am responsible to Humboldt\'s memory, to History and Literature, and to the will of him who enjoined this duty upon me.\" [...] Ludmilla Assing This book is a reprint of the original published in 1860.


This scarce anti. Brockhaus 1860 also by Karl August Varnhagen von Ense page images at HathiTrust. Written between the Years 1827 and 1858 to Varnhagen von Ense Together with Extracts from Varnhagens Diaries and Letters from Varnhagen and Others to . alexander von humboldt to varnhagen von ense.


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From 1827 to 1858. London Trübner Co. from 1827 to 1858. Humboldt Alexander Published by Trubner and Company London 1860. For a woman Rahel Levin Varnhagen occupied a unique place in German intellectual history. by Alexander von HumboldtVarnhagen von Ense Karl AugustAssing Ludmilla d. Letters of Alexander von Humboldt to Varnhagen von Ense. Achetez neuf . Library Collection Earth Science 1 by von Humboldt Alexander ISBN 04619 from Amazons Book Store. with Extracts from Varnhagens Diaries and Letters of Varnhagen and Others to Humboldt Kapp Friedrich Von Ense Karl August Varnhagen Humboldt Alexander Von Von Humboldt Alexander Amazon.com.mx Libros.


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