Complete Works of Friedrich Schiller; In Eight Volumes Volume 3

Complete Works of Friedrich Schiller; In Eight Volumes Volume 3

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...some little feat or other of that cunnin fellow, _Spiegelbe1'g; I take in the papers for noth"ing"l%e tliey"l1"avc'"described me from head to foot; y_ou, _Wo_uld think you saw me; they have not forgotten even-my coat-buttons. But we lead them gloriously by the nose. The other day I went to the printing-ofiice and pretended that I had seen the famous Spiegelberg, dictated to a penny-arliner who was sitting there the exact image of a quack doctor in the town; Q. the matter gets wind, t fellow ' arre ed, ut to the YWF 1 onfesses---/ Spiegelberg parading there in all his glory; 'and, while Spiege1berg's representative is dangling by the neck, the real Spiegelberg very quietly slips himself out of the noose, and makes jolly long noses behind the backs of these sagacious wiseacres of the law. The acting edition reads, " Hang your hat up in the sun, and l'll take on a wager it's gone the next minute, as clean out of sight as Li the devil himself had walked ofl.' with it." I I l.z. (laughing). You are still the same fellow you always were. SPIEGEL. Ay, sure!. But I must tell you a bit oi fun, my boy, 1 c had the other day in the nunnery of St. Austin. We fell in with the convent just about sunset; and as I had not fired a single cartridge all day, --you know I hate the (Item perrlidi as I hate death itself, --I was determined to immortalize the night by some glorious exploit, even though it should cost the devil one of his ears! ' We kept quite quiet till late in the night. At last all is as still as a mouse--the lights are extinguished. We fancy the nuns must be comfortably tucked up. So I take rother Grimm along with me, and order the others to wait at the gate till they hear my...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808800
  • 9781236808806