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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Poet
Nation: German
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This man, although he appeared so humble and embarrassed in his air and manners, and passed so unheeded, had inspired me with such a feeling of horror by the unearthly paleness of his countenance, from which I could not avert my eyes, that I was unable longer to endure it.

Tags: Eyes, Feeling, Humble

A person without a shadow should keep out of the sun, that is the only safe and rational plan.

Tags: Keep, Plan, Sun

In this watering-place I acted an heroic character, badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage, I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.

Tags: Character, Eyes, Lovely

All possible means were used by the infatuated parents to conclude the bargain; and deception put an end to these usual artifices.

Tags: End, Parents, Put

Because it appears to me a hazardous thing to exchange my soul for my shadow.

Tags: Exchange, Shadow, Soul

I ordered gold in the meantime to be showered down without ceasing among the happy multitude.

Tags: Among, Gold, Happy

My first care the following morning was, to devise some means of discovering the man in the grey cloak.

Tags: Care, Means, Morning

Of what use were wings to a man fast bound in chains of iron?

Tags: Bound, Fast, Wings

After a prosperous, but to me very wearisome, voyage, we came at last into port. Immediately on landing I got together my few effects; and, squeezing myself through the crowd, went into the nearest and humblest inn which first met my gaze.

Tags: After, Last, Together

I will give you three days to seek your shadow. Return to me in the course of that time with a well-fitted shadow, and you shall receive a hearty welcome; otherwise, on the fourth day - remember, on the fourth day - my daughter becomes the wife of another.

Tags: Give, Time, Wife

My vanity was flattered by having been mistaken for our revered sovereign. I ordered a banquet to be got ready for the following evening, under the trees before my house, and invited the whole town.

Tags: Evening, House, Whole

On recovering my senses, I hastened to quit a place where I hoped there was nothing further to detain me. I first filled my pockets with gold, then fastened the strings of the purse round my neck, and concealed it in my bosom.

Tags: Gold, Place, Quit

The word majesty was now dropped; but, with the deepest respect and humility, I was addressed as the count. What could I do? I accepted the title, and from that moment I was known as Count Peter.

Tags: Humility, Moment, Respect

When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation.

Tags: Art, Attention, Giving
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