German Language: An Address, Delivered Before the Goethean Literary Society, of Marshall College, at Its Anniversary, August 29, 1842
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As Nevin states in his opening paragraph, this is not a tribute to Goethe, after whom the Literary Society was named, but rather an address on “the rich and noble language which [he] spoke, and of which his writings are considered generally to be the brightest mirror, and the brightest ornament at the same time” (p. 3, emphasis in the original). Nevin speaks of the value of German for those students who are “candidates for the sacred ministry, in the bosom of the German Reformed Church” (p. 21). The address is not a sermon, nor was it delivered in Appalachia; it is nonetheless included in the Library to help illustrate the full range of Nevin’s oratory.
Printdd [sic] at the Office of Publication of the Ger. Ref. Church
Appalachia, Pennsylvania, John Williamson Nevin, Presbyterian Church, Reformed Church in the United States, Sermons
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Nevin, John Williamson, "German Language: An Address, Delivered Before the Goethean Literary Society, of Marshall College, at Its Anniversary, August 29, 1842" (1842). Nevin, John Williamson, 1803-1886. 7.