The Trumpeter Of Säkkingen; A Song From The Upper Rhine

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byJoseph Viktor Von Scheffel

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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. 1877 Excerpt: ... FOURTEENTH PART. THE BOOK OF SONGS. Werner went to distant countries, Margaretta's heart was blighted; Some few years will now pass over Ere the two are reunited. But, meanwhile, abrupt transitions Are not to my taste, I own; So with songs, like wreaths of flowers, Shall this gap be overstrewn. YOUNG WERNER'S SONGS. I. The moment when I saw thee first, Struck dumb, I stood there dreaming, My thoughts ran into harmonies, Which through my heart were streaming. So here I stand, poor trumpeter, And on the sward am blowing; In words I cannot tell my love, In music it is flowing. II. The moment when I saw thee first, The sixth of March, like lightning, Came quickly from the azure sky A flash, my heart igniting. It burn'd up all that dwelt therein, A dire destruction bringing, But from the ruins, ivy-like, My loved one's name was springing. Hi. Turn not thy timid glance away, To hide what there doth glisten; Come to the terrace, while I play, And to my music listen. In vain your efforts to escape, I still continue blowing; With magic speed my tunes take shape Into a ladder growing. On these sweet tones' melodious rounds Love gently is ascending; Through bolt and lock still pierce the sounds Which I to thee am sending. Turn not thy timid glance away, To hide what there doth glisten; Come to the terrace while I play, And to my music listen. Iv. A Merry piece I blew on the shore, How clear my trumpet was pealing! Above the storm the tones did soar Up to the castle stealing. The water-nymph on her crystal couch Hears music through the wild roaring; She rises up to listen well To a human heart's outpouring. And when she dives to her home below, With laughter the fishes she's telling, "O River-children, one doth see Strange things where mortals are dwelling. There stan...

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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. 1877 Excerpt: ... FOURTEENTH PART. THE BOOK OF SONGS. Werner went to distant countries, Margaretta's heart was blighted; Some few years will now ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217613888

ISBN - 13:9780217613880

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