Deutsche gedichte: selected with notes and an introduction

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H. Holt, 1910 - German poetry - 332 pages
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Page 284 - THE CURFEW tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
Page 272 - C'est vous dont la rigueur m'ouvrit ce précipice. Voilà de ces grands dieux la suprême justice ! Jusques au bord du crime ils conduisent nos pas, 6io Ils nous le font commettre, et ne l'excusent pas...
Page 295 - Venice Tasso's echoes are no more, And silent rows the songless gondolier; Her palaces are crumbling to the shore, And music meets not always now the ear: Those days are gone — but Beauty still is here. States fall, arts fade — but Nature doth not die, Nor yet forget how Venice once was dear, The pleasant place of all festivity, The revel of the earth, the masque of Italy!
Page 316 - And when any travellers arrived that could tell them some passage, or give them any specimen of his verses, they were delighted to be able to communicate them to one another. Many of the captives who got safe back to Athens are said, after they reached home, to have gone and made their acknowledgments...
Page 277 - Maria Stuart (1800), Die Jungfrau von Orleans (1801), Die Braut von Messina (1803), in which the ancient Greek device of a chorus is employed, and Wilhelm Tell (1804).
Page 309 - But of course much of the best work that has been done in the field of political study has been done by men who were not active politicians, though they were careful and painstaking students of the phenomena of politics. The back numbers of our leading magazines afford proof of this.
Page 298 - If this glass do break or fall, Farewell the luck of Edenhall...
Page 264 - Biese (die Entwickelung des Naturgefühls im Mittelalter und in der Neuzeit.
Page iii - American student to acquaint himself with some of the best and most characteristic German literary ballads and lyrics since the dawn of the classical period.
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