The German Classics Of The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries; Masterpieces Of German Literature…

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byIsidore Singer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...I. Some older man. Hofe. Ulrich, the Smith, is the most aged here. Maueb. A worthy man, but not a freeman; no!--No bondman can be judge in Switzerland. Stauff. Is not Herr Reding here, our old Landamman T Where can we find a worthier man than he? Fubst.. Let him be Amman and the Diet's chief! You that agree with me, hold up your hands! All hold up their right hands. Reding (stepping into the centre). I cannot lay my hands upon the books; But by yon everlasting stars I swear, Never to swerve from justice and the right. The two swords are placed before him, and a circle formed; Schwytz in the centre, Uri on his right, Unterwald on his left. Reding (resting on his battle sword). Why, at the hour when spirits walk the earth. Meet the three Cantons of the mountains here, Upon the lake's inhospitable shore? What may the purport be of this new league We here contract beneath the starry heavenT Staufpacheb (entering the circle). 'Tis no new league that here we now contract; But one our fathers framed, in ancient times, We purpose to renew! For know, confederates, Though mountain ridge and lake divide our bounds, And each Canton by its own laws is ruled, Yet are we but one race, born of one blood, And all are children of one common home. Wink. Is then the burden of our legends true, That we came hither from a distant land! Oh, tell us what you know, that our new league May reap fresh vigor from the leagues of old. Staufp. Hear, then, what aged herdsmen tell. There dwelt A mighty people in the land that lies Back to the north. The scourge of famine came; And in this strait 'twas publicly resolved That each tenth man, on whom the lot might fall, Should leave the country. They obey'd--and forth, With loud lamentings, men and women went, A mighty...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...I. Some older man. Hofe. Ulrich, the Smith, is the most aged here. Maueb. A worthy man, but not a freeman; no!-...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217545459

ISBN - 13:9780217545457

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