The German Classics Of The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries (volume 20); Masterpieces Of German…

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... HUGO VON HOFMANNSTHAL THE MARRIAGE OF SOBEIDE A Dramatic Poem DRAMATIS PERSONS A Wealthy Merchant Sobelde, his young wife Bachtjab, the Jeweler, Sobeide's father Sobeide's Mother Shalkassab, the Carpet-dealer Ganem, his son Gui.istane, a ship-captain's widow An Armenian Slave An old Camel-driver A Gardener His wife Bahbam, Servant of the Merchant A Debtor of Shalnassab An old city in the Kingdom of Persia The time is the evening and the night after the wedding-feast of the wealthy merchant [234] THE MARRIAGE OF SOBEIDE (1899) TRAN8I/ATED BY BAYABD QUINCY MORGAN, PH.D. Assistant Professor of German, University of Wisconsin Scene I Sleeping chamber in the house of the wealthy Merchant. To the rear an alcove with dark curtains. To the left a door, to the right a small door leading into the garden, and a window. Candles. Enter the Merchant and his old Servant, Bahram. ERCHANT. Speak, Bahram, gav'st thou heed unto my bride? Sebvant. Heed, in what sense? Merchant. She is not cheerful, Bahram. Servant. She is a serious girl. And 'tis a moment That sobers e'en the flightiest, remember. Merchant. Not she alone: the more I bade them kindle Lights upon lights, the heavier hung a cloud About this wedding-feast. They smiled like masks, And I could catch the dark or pitying glances They flung to one another; and her father Would oft subside into a dark reflection, From which he roused himself with laughter forced, Unnatural. Servant. My Lord, our common clay Endureth none too well the quiet splendor Of hours like these. We are but little used To aught but dragging through our daily round Of littleness. And on such high occasions We feel the quiet opening of a portal From which an unfamiliar, icy breath Our spirit chills, and warns us of the grave. As in a glass we th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... HUGO VON HOFMANNSTHAL THE MARRIAGE OF SOBEIDE A Dramatic Poem DRAMATIS PERSONS A Wealthy Merchant Sobelde, his young wife Ba...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217585043

ISBN - 13:9780217585040

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