Herman and Dorothea, from the Germ. by J. Cochrane

Herman and Dorothea, from the Germ. by J. Cochrane

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...gladly I tender; And young men are the better of being advised by their elders. Then let me go and inquire what the history is of the maiden, From her associates learn, and those of her people and kindred: Lightly I'm never imposed on, and words well know how to value. Hereon, with words that were winged, the young man eagerly chimed in: Oh yes! go, do, hasten by all means; take with you likewise, That he may aid with his counsel and wisdom, our excellent pastor; Evidence given.by judges so qualified, none will e'er question. Father, believe me, the maiden is none of those wandering gipsies, Far and wide through the country who scour, in pursuit of adventures, Only imposing on youths with their cunning intrigues and manoeuvres. 'Twas the disasters of war, dread war, the destroyer of nations, And that has hurled to the ground strong castles for centuries standing: Terrible war it was, father, that drove forth also this exile. Do we not see the exalted in rank now ruined in fortune? Princes escape from their subjects, and kings live even in exile? Ah! so likewise with her, she, ever the favourite sister, Driven away from her country and kindred, forgetting her own fate, Renders assistance to others, and helpless herself, is yet helpful. Great is the misery now in these last days ev'rywhere reigning: Shall no fortune propitious arise from such terrible evils? And shall not I, in the arms of my bride, as the wife of my bosom, Reap from the war good fortune, as you from the great conflagration? Opening wide then his mouth, interrupted him, angry, the father: How is it son, that thy tongue is at last loosed, long that was tied up Fast in thy jaws, but at length to our wonderment, moves with a vengeance? Must I to-day learn, ay, and from thee, how...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503422
  • 9781236503428