The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Masterpieces of German Literature Translated Into English, Bind 3

German Publication Society, 1913

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Side 115 - Above all others make I large concession. For thou must move a world and be the master — He kills thee who condemns thee to inaction. So be it then ! maintain thee in thy post By violence. Resist the emperor, And if it must be force with force repel ; I will not praise it, yet I can forgive it. But not — not to the traitor — yes ! the word Is spoken out Not to the traitor can I yield a pardon.
Side 119 - There exist moments in the life of man, When he is nearer the great Soul of the world Than is man's custom, and possesses freely The power of questioning his destiny...
Side 221 - From the highest, As from the vilest thing of every day He learns to wean himself ; for the strong hours Conquer him.
Side 47 - Let thy knights put to shame the exploit of the squire ! " The king seized the goblet, — he swung it on high, And whirling, it fell in the roar of the tide : " But bring back that goblet again to my eye, And I'll hold thee the dearest that rides by my side ; And thine arms shall embrace, as thy bride, I decree, The maiden whose pity now pleadeth for thee.
Side 43 - As when fire is with water commix' d and contending, And the spray of its wrath to the welkin up-soars, And flood upon flood hurries on, never ending. And it never will rest, nor from travail be free, Like a sea that is laboring the birth of a sea.
Side 330 - HEDWIG (turning to him and gazing full upon him). Hast thou tears only for thy friend's distress? Say, where were you when he — my noble Tell, Was bound in chains ? Where was your friendship then ? The shameful wrong was done before your eyes ; Patient you stood, and let your friend be dragg'd, Ay, from your very hands.
Side 44 - As when fire is with water commixed and contending ; And the spray of its wrath to the welkin up-soars, And flood upon flood hurries on, never ending, And as with the swell of the far thunder-boom, Rushes roaringly forth from the heart of the gloom.
Side 91 - Was not the will kept free ? Beheld I not The road of duty close beside me — but One little step, and once more I was in it! Where am I ? Whither have I been transported ? No road, no track behind me, but a wall, Impenetrable, insurmountable, Rises obedient to the spells...
Side 43 - And all as before heard in silence the king — Till a youth, with an aspect unfearing but gentle, 'Mid the tremulous squires, stepped out from the ring, Unbuckling his girdle and doffing his mantle ; And the murmuring crowd, as they parted asunder, On the stately boy cast their looks of wonder.
Side 272 - twixt ourselves and Austria, Justice and law might then decide our quarrel. But our oppressor is our emperor too, And judge supreme. 'Tis God must help us, then, And our own arm ! Be yours the task to rouse The men of Schwytz ; I'll rally friends in Uri. But whom are we to send to Unterwald?

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