Hendrik Hildebrandt. Guitar.
When Hendrik was thirty years old, he left his home and the lake of his home, and went into the mountains. There he enjoyed his spirit and solitude, and for ten years did not weary of it. But at last his heart changed,-- and rising one morning with the rosy dawn, he went before the sun, and spake thus unto it:
Thou great star! What would be thy happiness if thou hadst not those for whom thou shinest!
Lo! This cup is again going to empty itself, and Hendrik is again going to be a man.
Thus began Hendrik's down-going.