Sunday, May 24, 2020


Prophylactic Against Revolution

Beethoven, letter to Nikolaus Simrock (August 2, 1794; tr. Emily Anderson):
But I believe that so long as an Austrian can get his brown ale and his little sausages, he is not likely to revolt.

Aber ich glaube, so lange der Oesterreicher noch braun's Bier und Würstel hat, revoltirt er nicht.

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