The Monthly chronicle of events, discoveries, improvements, and opinions Volume 2

9781130602890: The Monthly chronicle of events, discoveries, improvements, and opinions Volume 2

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 Excerpt: ...the process by which they are fully laid open to the public. LORENZO STARK, Or, a German Merchant of the Old School. Translated from the German. John Jacob Engel, the author of this story, was horn at Parchim, in Mecltlenberg, in the year 1741. He early gave proof of great talents, and had every opportunity given him of improving his mind by study. In 1765, he received the appointment of professor at Gottingen, and at the same time an invitation to become librarian at Gotha, and the tutor of a gentleman at Paris. In preference to all these he concluded to take charge of the Gymnasium at Joachims Valley--in Berlin. Here he lived in great intimacy with, and enjoyed the respect of, the literary men of his day; he was made member of the Academy of Sciences, and wrote there several of his well known works. He was appointed by King Frederic William II., director of the Grand Theatre at Berlin. He is considered as one of the best classical prose writers in Germany. His Romance of Lorenzo Stark, of which we here begin the translation, is highly esteemed in Germany; his biographer says it may be considered as a lasting monument to the memory of the grandfather of Engel, Brasch, who was a rich merchant and counsellor in Parchim. CHAP. I. Mr. Lorenzo Stark, passed in the whole city of II, where he lived, fur a very singular, but also a very excellent old gentleman. His external appearance, his apparel and his deportment, announced at the first glance, the old German simplicity of his character. He wore cloth of one color, but of a very fine quality, either gray or brown; on his head, a short bob-wig, or upon great occasions, a well powdered clubbed one. His little hat had been twice out of fashion, and had twice come into fashion again. His stockings were drawn up wit...

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