In The Mere Sensuous Arts Of Painting And Sculpture The Germans Are
Poor, In The Ennobling Arts Of Literature And Music They Are Great;
And This Fact Provides A Key To Their Character.
They are a simple, earnest, homely, genuine people.
They do not
laugh much; but when they do, they laugh deep down. They are slow,
but so is a deep river. A placid look generally rests upon their
heavy features; but sometimes they frown, and then they look
A visit to Germany is a tonic to an Englishman. We English are
always sneering at ourselves, and patriotism in England is regarded
as a stamp of vulgarity. The Germans, on the other hand, believe in
themselves, and respect themselves. The world for them is not
played out. Their country to them is still the "Fatherland." They
look straight before them like a people who see a great future in
front of them, and are not afraid to go forward to fulfil it.
GOOD-BYE, SIR (OR MADAM).
End of Diary of a Pilgrimage by Jerome K. Jerome
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