The Story of the Pennsylvania Germans: Embracing an Account of Their Origin, Their History, and Their Dialect

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Express Book Print, 1898 - Germans - 254 pages
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Page 183 - And in at the windows, and in at the door, And through the walls by thousands they pour; And down from the ceiling and up through the floor, From the right and the left, from behind and before, From within and without, from above and below, — And all at once to the Bishop they go. They have whetted their teeth against the stones, And now they pick the Bishop's bones; They gnawed the flesh from every limb, For they were sent to do judgment on him!
Page 191 - Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind? Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind; Er hat den Knaben wohl in dem Arm, Er faßt ihn sicher, er hält ihn warm. Mein Sohn, was birgst du so bang dein Gesicht? • Siehst, Vater, du den Erlkönig nicht? Den Erlenkönig, mit Kron' und Schweif? Mein Sohn, es ist ein Nebelstreif. "Du liebes Kind, komm, geh mit mir! Gar schöne Spiele spiel' ich mit dir; Manch' bunte Blumen sind an dem Strand; Meine Mutter hat manch
Page 191 - Du liebes Kind, komm, geh mit mir! Gar schöne Spiele spiel' ich mit dir; Manch bunte Blumen sind an dem Strand; Meine Mutter hat manch gülden Gewand.
Page 192 - Ort? Mein Sohn, mein Sohn, ich seh es genau ; es scheinen die alten Weiden so grau. «Ich liebe dich, mich reizt deine schöne Gestalt; und bist du nicht willig, so brauch ich Gewalt.
Page 126 - IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Page 127 - Im Anfang war das Wort, und das Wort war bei Gott, und Gott war das Wort.
Page 37 - ... a tract of land in America lying north of Maryland, on the east bounded with Delaware River, on the west limited as Maryland, and northward to extend as far as plantable.
Page 56 - ... Province has been for some years the Asylum of the distressed Protestants of the Palatinate, and other parts of Germany, and I believe it may with truth be said that the present flourishing condition of it is in a great measure owing to the Industry of those People ; and should any discouragement divert them from coming hither, it may well be apprehended that the value of your Lands will fall, and your Advances to wealth be much slower ; for it is not altogether the goodness of the Soil, but...
Page 86 - I remember when they modestly declined intermeddling in our elections, but now they come in droves and carry all before them, except in one or two counties.
Page 86 - The signs in our streets have inscriptions in both languages, and in some places only German. They begin of late to make all their bonds, and other legal instruments in their own language, which (though, I think, it ought not to be) are allowed good in our courts, where the German business so increases, that there is continued need of interpreters : and, I suppose, in a few years, they will also be 'necessary in the Assembly to tell one half of our legislators what the other half say.

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