Walks in Bavaria: An Autumn in the Country of the Passion-play

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Alexander Strahan, 1884 - Bavaria (Germany) - 361 pages
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Page 205 - But it may be worth while to sum up the reflections of a more general and intellectual character, which arise in the mind of an educated stranger who may have been present.
Page 288 - neath yon crimson tree, Lover to listening maid might breathe his flame, Nor mark, within its roseate canopy, Her blush of maiden shame.
Page 187 - WHERE is he gone ? O men and maidens, where Is gone the fairest amid all the fair? Mine eyes desire him, and with dawning day My heart goes forth to find him on the way." Ah, how that music lingers, and again Returns the dying sweetness of the strain ! How clearly on my inner sense is borne The fair fresh beauty of the mountain morn, And cries of flocks afar, and mixed with these The green delightful tumult of the trees, — The birds that o'er us from the upper day Threw flitting shade, and went...
Page 184 - Our object is to represent the story of Christ's Passion, not by a mere statement of facts, but in its connection with the types and figures and prophecies of the Old Testament. By this manner of treatment an additional strong light will be cast upon the sacred narrative ; and the thoughtful spectator will be able to realize the grand truth that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, made man for our salvation, is the central figure of the inspired volumes.
Page 342 - As the weaver plied the shuttle wove he too the mystic rhyme, And the smith his iron measures hammered to the anvil's chime, Thanking God, whose boundless wisdom makes the flowers of poesy bloom In the forge's dust and cinders, in the tissues of the loom. Here Hans Sachs, the cobbler-poet, laureate of the gentle craft, Wisest of the Twelve Wise Masters, in huge folios sang and laughed.
Page 332 - Rise the blue Franconian mountains, Nuremberg, the ancient, stands. Quaint old town of toil and traffic, quaint old town of art and song, Memories haunt thy pointed gables, like the rooks that round them throng: Memories of the Middle Ages, when the emperors, rough and bold, Had their dwelling in thy castle, time-defying, centuries old; And thy brave and thrifty burghers boasted, in their uncouth rhyme, That their great imperial city...
Page 205 - May all who come to see how the Divine " man trod this path of sorrows, to suffer " as a sacrifice for sinful humanity, well "consider that it is not sufficient to " contemplate and admire the Divine " original ; that we ought much rather "to make this Divine spectacle an " occasion for converting ourselves into " His likenesses, as once the saints of " the Old Testament were His fitting " foreshadowers. May the outward representation of His sublime virtues "rouse us to the holy resolution to "follow...
Page 203 - ... accompaniments, its rare decennial recurrence, are its best safeguards. Happily the curiosity which the representation of this year may have roused will have been laid to rest long before its next return ; and the best wish that can be offered for its continuance is, that it may remain alone of its kind, and that it may never attract any large additional influx of spectators from distant regions or uncongenial circles.
Page 189 - En'tu™pa throwing down their garments in the way, and answering, with jubilant shouts, to a spirited ode, which, in this instance rising above the ordinary music of the rest of the lyrical pieces, is sung by the exultant chorus.1 Hail to Thee ! hail ! O David's Son ! Hail to Thee ! hail ! Thy Father's throne Is thine award. In God's great name Thou comest nigh, All Israel streams with welcome cry To hail its Lord.
Page 234 - The terrestrial animal has the opposite problem, that of preventing all avoidable loss of water, and the excretory organs of terrestrial animals are commonly adapted to this end. The study of the minute anatomy of the kidney was begun in the middle of the seventeenth century...

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