The Weavers: A Drama of the Forties

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B.W. Huebsch, 1908 - 148 pages
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Page 104 - I won't say that, sir. When you take time to think of the matter coolly, it's possible that some good may come of it yet. Such occurrences as this will not pass unnoticed by those in authority, and may lead them to see that things can't be allowed to go on as they are doing — that means must be taken to prevent the utter ruin of our home industries. KITTELHAUS. Possibly. But what is the cause, then, of this terrible falling off of trade?
Page 128 - Reichenbach — alarm-bells! Fifteen hundred people! Uncomfortably like the world coming to an end! OLD HILSE: An' is it true that they're on their way to Bielau? SURGEON SCHMIDT: That's just what I'm telling you. I've driven through the middle of the whole crowd. What I'd have liked to do would have been to get down and give each of them a pill there and then. They were following on each other's heels like grim death, and their singing was more than enough to turn a man's stomach.
Page 143 - Major's speakin' to the crowd from horseback. They're to go home. If you don't hurry up, it'll be all over. JAEGER: [As he goes out] That's a brave husband of yours. LUISE: Where is he? I've got no husband! [Some of the people in the entry-room sing] Once on a time a man so small. Heigh-ho, heigh! Set his heart on a wife so tall, Heigh diddle-di-dum-di! WITTIG, THE SMITH: [Comes downstairs, still carrying the stable pail; stops on his way through the entry-room] Come on! all of you that are not cowardly...
Page 140 - An' to you all I say — to every one of you: Me and you, we've got nothing to do with each other. It's not with my will that you're here. In law an' justice you've no right to be in my house.
Page 117 - Langenbielau. Old Weaver Hilse's work-room. On the left a small window, in front of which stands the loom. On the right a bed, with a table pushed close to it. Stove, with stove-bench, in the right-hand corner. Family worship is going on.
Page 67 - HORNIG. No fear of you for that. You know before the doctor when death's on the way to knock at a weaver's door. WIEGAND [attempting to laugh, suddenly furious]. And you know better than the police where the thieves are among the weavers, that keep back two or three bobbins full every week. It's rags you ask for, but you don't say No, if there's a little yarn among them. HORNIG. An' your corn grows in the churchyard.
Page 15 - DREISSIGER [Trembling.] Well, I give you all warning: if the same thing happens again as last night — a troop of half-drunken cubs marching past my windows singing that low song . . . BECKER Is it " Bloody Justice
Page 112 - DREISSIGER'S room and the drawing-room, first gazing timidly and curiously at everything, then beginning to touch things. Girls sit down on the sofas, whole groups admire themselves in the mirrors, men stand up on chairs, examine the pictures and take them down. There is a steady influx of miserable-looking creatures from the hall. FIRST OLD WEAVER (entering). No, no, this is carryin
Page 81 - You needn't get angry about it. We're comrades. I meant no harm. WITTIG: None of your comradeship for me, you impudent young fool. [Enter Kutsche, the policeman] SEVERAL VOICES: Hush — sh! Police! [This calling goes on for some time, till at last there is complete silence, amidst which Kutsche takes his place at the central pillar-table] KUTSCHE: A small brandy, please.
Page 58 - In the left wall there are three small windows. Below them runs a long bench; and in front of each stands a large oblong wooden table, with the end towards the wall. There are benches with backs along the sides of these tables, and at the end of each facing the window stands a wooden chair. The walls are washed blue and decorated with advertisements, coloured prints and oleographs, among the latter a portrait of Frederick William IV.

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