Bilihild, Given in English by J. Sutter

Bilihild, Given in English by J. Sutter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...it," commanded Hedan. "Well then, if you please to hear it--' Poor old lady!' I said, meaning the Herzogin, your most noble mother. You may strike me, scourge me if you will, but I do pity her. She is intent only on your advantage, and you did not even do her the honour of letting her know who is to be the future Herzogin. She bears it in silence, without a word of complaint, but it cuts her to the heart. She has told me she desires to live in peace with her daughter-inlaw, and for this reason she sent her the venison as a token of good-will. But the Herzog treats her, his own mother, as though she were a churl's wife. You mean to banish her to the Hamelburg. She will go this very night if you ask it of her, but I do know, --Regiswind, her waiting woman has told me, --that she spends half the nights in tears. It was only yesterday that Regiswind and myself ventured to speak words of comfort to her, saying: 'Noble lady, the Herzog your son is a gracious master. He is now engaged in repairing the Wirtsburg; if you were to ask it of him, he would send workpeople across to Gaibach on the Hill, to restore the building for your abode. You would in that case be near enough for any purpose. Or would you rather that we ask him for you?' But she said neither yes nor no; repeating merely, it was your desire she should be banished to the Hamelburg, and she would not gainsay you." "The Hamelburg is no banishment," said Hedan, frowning; "it is a lovely place in the heart of Thuringia!" "Neither did she call it banishment," added Pillung hastily; "it was my foolish pity which called it so." The Herzog rode ahead, musing. "If she wishes to dwell at Gaibach, well, I could grant her that desire. I do not...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512561
  • 9781236512567