War Songs of the Germans: With Historical Illustrations of the Liberation War and the Rhine Boundary Question

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Edmonston and Douglas, 1870 - English poetry - 152 pages
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Page 85 - Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house ; and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it : or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money. And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid 229 it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.
Page 79 - Lightnings are flashing, death's thick darts assail me : Ruler of battles, I call on thee! Father, oh, lead thou me! Father, oh, lead thou me ! Lead me to victory, or to death lead me ; With joy I accept what thou hast decreed me. God, as thou wilt, so lead thou me! God, I acknowledge thee! God, I acknowledge thee ! Where, in still autumn, the sear leaf is falling.
Page 100 - It causes its believers to weep with those who weep, and rejoice with those who rejoice.
Page 80 - O bless thou me ! Father, I praise thy name ! Father, I praise thy name ! Not for earth's wealth or dominion contend we ; The holiest rights of the freeman defend we. Victor or vanquished, praise I thee ! God, in thy name I trust ! God, in thy name I trust ! When in loud thunder my death-note is knelling, When from my veins the red blood is welling, God, in thy holy name I trust ! Father, I call on thee ! DU SCHWERDT AN MEINER LINKEN.
Page 53 - A shapeless mass that rises from the centre of the cross, and, since that day, has been called " The Stone of the Swede," bears merely the initials of the monarch's name. Though in a field, and close upon the road, neither plough nor wheel has been allowed to profane the spot. Some pious hand has planted round it a few poplars, and disposed within the circle some rude benches of turf, where the wanderer may linger, musing on the deeds and the fate of a heroic and chivalrous monarch. This rude memorial,...
Page 67 - Varnhagen von Ense is of opinion that there were too many men fit to be officers in this corps, and that, with a less proportion of princes, philosophers, and poets, it would have done more real service.
Page 74 - What gleams from yon wood, in the bright sunshine ? Hark ! nearer and nearer 'tis sounding ; It hurries along, black line upon line, And the shrill-voiced horns in the wild chase join, The soul with dark horror confounding : And if the black troopers...
Page 65 - ... self-consciousness. In the other corps, this and that individual might attain the same high intellectual position that was the property here of the whole body; every soldier entered with full sympathy into the dignity of his personal mission, and fought from a clear conviction, not from a blind impulse. . . . These men were all penetrated by the conviction that, in the nature of things, no power merely military, no cunning of the most refined despotism, can in the long-run triumph over native...
Page 72 - He went with his noble heart unworn, And pure, and high ; An eagle stooping from clouds of morn, Only to die. He went with the lyre, whose lofty tone, Beneath his hand, Had thrill'd to the name of his God alone, And his fatherland.

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