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The conversation turning upon _Egmont_, he said, "I wrote _Egmont_ in 1775--fifty years ago. I adhered closely to history, and strove to be as accurate as possible. Ten years afterwards, when I was in Rome, I read in the newspapers that the revolutionary scenes in the Nether lands there described were exactly repeated. I saw from this thatThe world remains ever the same.and that my picture must have some life in it."
Amid this and similar conversation, the hour for the theatre had come. We arose, and Goethe dismissed us in a friendly manner.
As we went homeward, I asked Mr. H. how he was pleased with Goethe. "I have never," said he, "seen a man who, with all his attractive gentleness, had so much native dignity. However he may condescend, he is always the great man."
Professor Riemer was announced, Rehbein took leave, and Riemer sat down with us.... Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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