Posthumous Memoirs of Karoline Bauer: From the German, Volume 2

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Remington & Company, 1884 - Actresses

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Page 226 - WEEP, daughter of a royal line, A Sire's disgrace, a realm's decay, Ah ! happy if each tear of thine Could wash a father's fault away ! Weep — Tor thy tears are Virtue's tears — Auspicious to these suffering isles ; And be each drop in future years Repaid thee by thy people's smiles ! March, 1819.
Page 227 - ... FAMED for contemptuous breach of sacred ties, By headless Charles see heartless Henry lies; Between them stands another sceptred thing — It moves, it reigns — in all but name, a king: Charles to his people, Henry to his wife, — In him the double tyrant starts to life: Justice and death have mix'd their dust in vain, Each royal vampire wakes to life again. Ah, what can tombs avail ! — since these disgorge The blood and dust of both — to mould a George. STANZAS FOR MUSIC I SPEAK not,...
Page 73 - There is many a slip between the cup and the lip," and at the same instant a tumult arose over a wild boar in the vineyard.
Page 182 - ... her pleasing art, youthful gaiety, and blameless life ? Does she not regret having given her freedom as artiste, and the young bloom of her professional successes, for the sake of these mysterious gilded fetters ? Why did she not accompany the prince to Karlsbad, if indeed she is his lawful wife ? And I was not permitted to answer a single one of these unuttered questions. I was not in a position to chat harmlessly and frankly a la Karoline Bauer with these amiable people, as of course I should...
Page 309 - with the eye of faith which in firmness and courage looks up to heaven,' abandoned himself to the suggestions of his noble and magnanimous heart, and struck the giant to the earth. Human reason can grasp what lies nearest, but not penetrate the darkness of the remote future ; there we must be guided by a sense...

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