Glass Bead Game - lost quote

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Glass Bead Game - lost quote

Post by Archived Topic » Wed Dec 19, 2001 11:49 am

I vaguely recall a line or poem from Hesse's "Glass Bead Game" that I can not find now. It is not in the posthumous writings but in the midst of the book. If anyone can help, I will be gratefull. Here it is paraphrased:

sometimes in life we get old ore lose things
we galdly see them going
when in there place we see a thing more precious growing
a plant that we are watering, a child that we are teaching, a book that we are writing


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Glass Bead Game - lost quote

Post by Archived Reply » Wed Dec 19, 2001 12:03 pm

You are privileged! You must have held in your hands a precious proof copy of the English translation of this inestimable work... I know this because only in a printer's proof would one find such lapses as 'galdly', 'ore' for 'or' and 'there' for 'their'.

The world has cause to be grateful(l) that such a priceless oeuvre as this exists, however crudely or rudimentarily represented.
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