Jegp Volume 17

Jegp Volume 17

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... painstaking analysis shows the differentiation of character and personality which has resulted from the multiplication of the 2 As the author suggests, the unity and mutual support among the German devils is in strong contrast with the spirit of their English kin. It is a point worthy of elaboration. Cf. Frederick Monroe Tisdel: The Influence of Popular Customs on the Mystery Plays. Jot Rnai. Of English And Germanic PhilOlogy, Vol. V, page 338. original Lucifer to a community of devil-units. Lucifer himself, as created by the folk-fancy is the exact reverse of the "Miltonic Prince." He is tearful, repentant, homesick and embittered; he howls and weeps over his lost prestige until his own servants and fellow-sufferers can stand it no longer, and openly poke fun at him, even in their songs of homage. He is moody, afraid to be left alone, vacillating in his commands, and nervous when his emissaries are absent too long on their errands. A sense of humor is his only pleasing attribute, a humor directed for the most part against the clergy, whom he hates for their arrogance and immorality, but which is turned on occasion against himself, as where he assures us that he resembles mightily a blacksmith, or likens the glow of his countenance to that of a rusty pan. His most attractive act is his leniency to the fallen girl, whom he excuses from punishment because she transgressed, not from greed, but for the sake of handsome youths. It is a pity that this cannot be interpreted as a vigorous protest against the all too harsh judgment meted out to such sinners, but Dr. Rudwin is undoubtedly right in considering it a mere mechanical parallel to Christ's dismissal of the woman taken in adultery. Satan, Lucifer's "clever rooster, ..".show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684677X
  • 9781236846778