The Academy Volume 8

The Academy Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... Each would of necessity strive to suppress the other or to reduce it to submission. It is not necessary to express objections which occur to us against points of detail in Dr. Bernheim's book. Taken as a whole, these first fruits give fair promise of what may be expected from his subsequent labours.: Who burnt Magdeburg?" is a question discussed in Germany almost as much as "Who killed Lord Darnley?" is in England. Herr Wittich, in Magdeburg, Gustav Adolf und Tilly (Berlin: Duncker), resolutely abstains from adopt'ng partisan statements on either side, and decides mainly on the evidence of statements made by fugitives from the burning town that Magdeburg was set on fire deliberately by some of its own citizens--not of course by the well-to-do merchants and shopl eepers, but by the exasperated populace who, especially the Elbe boatmen, had lost their means of livelihood by the war, and who formed the main support of the Swedish commandant, Falkenberg. These statements have mainly been found by Ilerr Wittich at the Hague among the papers of the Dutch agents in different parte of Germany. Accompanying these Herr Wittich has found a poem in which the deed is boasted of, and which might have been written by an admirer of Rostopchin after the burning of Moscow: --"Dio JIadg und Burg, dio feste Stadt, An Gott durch eine rom'sche That IbV Jungfrauschaft geopfert hat. Gleichwie durch's Feuer sicben Mai Das Silber und all' roin Metall Probirt muss werden uberall: So Lutherische Lucretia, Aufrcchte deutsch' Constantia, Bin ich in ewiger Gloria. Eh ich die papstliche Lig" erkenn' Und sie mein'n eignen Herren r.enn Viel lieber in das Feuer renn'." These verses point to a different tradition from that which was long the...show more

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  • Paperback | 1196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 59mm | 2,082g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516265
  • 9781236516268