Germany, Her People and Their Story: A Popular History of the Beginnings, Rise, Development, and Progress of the German Empire from Arminius to William II (Google eBook)

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Lothrop publishing Company, 1899 - Germany - 604 pages
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Page 105 - There was a rustling that seemed like a bustling Of merry crowds justling at pitching and hustling, Small feet were pattering, wooden shoes clattering, Little hands clapping and little tongues chattering, And, like fowls in a farm-yard when barley is scattering, Out came the children running. All the little boys and girls, With rosy cheeks and flaxen curls, And sparkling eyes and teeth like pearls, Tripping and skipping, ran merrily after The wonderful music with shouting and laughter.
Page 105 - The door in the mountain side shut fast. Did I say, all? No! One was lame, And could not dance the whole of the way; And in after years, if you would blame His sadness, he was used to say— "It's dull in our town since my playmates left!
Page 410 - Tis morn; but scarce yon level sun Can pierce the war-clouds, rolling dun, Where furious Frank and fiery Hun Shout in their sulphurous canopy. The combat deepens. On, ye Brave, Who rush to glory, or the grave! Wave, Munich! all thy banners wave, And charge with all thy chivalry! Few, few shall part, where many meet! The snow shall be their winding-sheet, And every turf beneath their feet Shall be a soldier's sepulchre.
Page 106 - And the better in memory to fix The place of the children's last retreat, They called it the Pied Piper's Street— Where any one playing on pipe or tabor, Was sure for the future to lose his labor.
Page 202 - But his house is now an alehouse, with a nicely sanded floor, And a garland in the window, and his face above the door, Painted by some humble artist, as in Adam Puschman's song. As the old man gray and dovelike, with his great beard white and long.
Page 216 - I cannot and will not retract, because there is neither wisdom nor safety in acting against conscience. Here I stand ; I cannot do otherwise : God help me ! Amen.
Page 274 - With the sword in one hand, and mercy in the other, he traversed Germany as a conqueror, a lawgiver, and a judge, in as short a time almost as the tourist of pleasure. The keys of towns and fortresses were delivered to him, as if to the native sovereign.
Page 202 - Like the foamy sheaf of fountains, rising through the painted air. Here, when Art was still religion, with a simple, reverent heart, Lived and labored Albrecht Diirer, the Evangelist of Art...
Page 202 - From remote and sunless suburbs came they to the friendly guild, Building nests in Fame's great temple, as in spouts the swallows build. As the weaver plied the shuttle, wove he too the mystic rhyme, And the smith his iron measures hammered to the...
Page 202 - Not thy Councils, not thy Kaisers, win for thee the world's regard; But thy painter, Albrecht Diirer, and Hans Sachs, thy cobbler-bard.

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