One that seems incongruous is his friendship, over some ten years, with the Zurich clergyman Johann Kaspar Lavater Lavater is now remembered, if at all, for his amply illustrated books on physiognomy which Goethe helped him to publish. But he was also an enthusiastic and idiosyncratic Christian evangelist. According to Lavater, such powers were latent in all Christians, who by developing them could acquire a Christ-like nature. Lavater was on the look-out for gifted people in whom such powers were near the surface, and thought he had found one in Goethe. They met for the first time in summer , when Lavater made a long trip down the Rhine.
Goethe liked people who were distinct individuals — who felt real — and Lavater was certainly that.
In the early s, however, their friendship cooled. You are!
You are, Lord Jesus Christ! Lavater met all three, and found them disappointing. So Lavater seemed absurdly gullible.
Marcuard after F. Bartolozzi, Moreover, around Goethe was devoting himself to the serious study of nature. Although this discovery has since been questioned, it confirmed for Goethe the value of studying the world that was solidly real. How exactly matched to its condition, how true, how intensely being! How delightful and magnificent a living thing is! Goethe was offended by the evident allusion to himself. Thereafter their relations ceased.
What lay behind their relationship? Was it just that Goethe liked Lavater as a person while rejecting his beliefs and deploring his way of propagating them? Essays on Physiognomy, 3 vol. Moore, 3 additional engraved titles, engraved plates? Date: 23 Feb London: for John Murray, H. Holloway, Date: 17 Oct Date: 10 Oct Date: 28 Sep Mit 63 Date: 9 Nov - 10 Nov Date: 4 Mar Price: CZK10, ca. Date: 30 Mar Essays on Physiognomy, designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind. Executed by Thomas Holloway. Translated from the French by Henry Hunter. Date: 14 Oct Physiognomisches Taschenbuch hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 32 plates, contemporary half calf, lacking backstrip, rubbed, 12mo, Budapest, Date: 17 Jan Essays on Physiognomy, designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind 3 vol.
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