Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | January 3, 2013

Marx’s fatherly teaching to Engels


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Engels wrote cheerfully to Marx about his Horse riding:
Yesterday, I took my horse over a bank and hedge five feet and several

inches high: the highest I have ever jumped . . . when we go back to

Germany we will certainly have a thing or two to show the Prussian cavalry.

Those gentlemen will find it difficult to keep up with me.

(Engels to Marx, 11 February 1858, Marx and Engels 1983: 265)

Marx reply was of smug satisfaction:

I congratulate you upon your equestrian performances. But don’t take too

many breakneck jumps, as there will be soon more important occasion for

risking one’s neck. I don’t believe that cavalry is the speciality in which you

will be of the greatest service to Germany.

(Marx to Engels, 14 February 1858, Marx and Engels 1983: 266)

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