The German Classics Of The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries (volume 4); Masterpieces Of German…

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byWilliam Guild Howard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913. Excerpt: ... MICHAEL KOHLHAAS (1808) A Tale from an Old Chronicle TRANSLATED BY FRANCES H. KING I 4grman--TOWARD the middle of the sixteenth century there lived on the banks of the river Havel a horse-dealer by the name of Michael Kohlliaas, the son of a school-master, one of the most upright and, at the same time, one of the most terrible men of his day. Up to his thirtieth year this extraordinary man would have been considered the model of a good citizen. In a village which still bears his name, he owned a farmstead on which he quietly supported himself by plying his trade. The children with whom his wife presented him were brought up in the fear of God, and taught to be industrious and honest; nor was there one among his neighbors who had not enjoyed the benefit of his kindness or his justice. In short, the world would have had every reason to bless his memory if he had not carried to excess one virtue--his sense of justice, which made of him a robber and a murderer. He rode abroad once with a string of young horses, all well fed and glossy-coated, and was turning over in his mind how he would employ the profit that he hoped to make from them at the fairs; part of it, as is the way with good managers, he would use to gain future profits, but he would also spend part of it in the enjoyment of the present. While thus engaged he reached the Elbe, and near a stately castle, situated on Saxon territory, he came upon a toll-bar which he had never found on this road before. Just in the midst of a heavy shower he halted with 308 his horses and called to the toll-gate keeper, who soon after showed his surly face at the window. The horse-dealer told him to open the gate. ' What new arrangement is this? " he asked, when the toll-gatherer, after some time, finally came out of ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913. Excerpt: ... MICHAEL KOHLHAAS (1808) A Tale from an Old Chronicle TRANSLATED BY FRANCES H. KING I 4grman--TOWARD the middle of the sixteent...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217891470

ISBN - 13:9780217891479

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