The Linguist; A Complete Course of Instruction in the German Language in Which Attention Is Particularly Directed to Peculiarities in Grammatical Forms and Construction, Exemplified by Selections from the Best Authors

The Linguist; A Complete Course of Instruction in the German Language in Which Attention Is Particularly Directed to Peculiarities in Grammatical Forms and Construction, Exemplified by Selections from the Best Authors

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...and my nobility are, God be thanked! above reproof. Alas! what aniiety and misery did poor Gertrude feel! She grew pale as death, whilst the baron, glowing, and red with passion, resembled a heated furnace. Gertrude threw herself on the ground; she wrung her beautiful hands wound, and strenuously endeavoured to pacify the angry baron with her tears. O father! have pity on your poor child! may heaven forgive you your sins, as you forgive us! Believe me, best of fathers! I never would have attempted this flight, had I not nauseated the Pomeranian nobleman's couch. How often have you rocked me and borne me on your knees and hands! how often have you not called me the child of your heart, your comfort in old age. O father! father! recollect past times; do not destroy all my happiness; you destroy at the same time the life of your child." The baron tossed his head aside, and turned his back upon them. The baron, as if deaf and dumb, tubbed his dark rough cheeks. His heart and eyes broke with sadness; yet he proudly repelled the stream, that a father's tears might not disgrace his character as a knight. But his passion and violence soon subsided.-His parental heart got the victory. His proud eyes flowed over with big tears; he lifted his child up from the ground, gave a free course to the overflowings of his heart, and was almost sinking under wonderfully sweet pains. Well, then! may heaven forgive me my sins, as I foigive thee. Receive again, receive anew, a father's blessing! In the name of the Lord let it be so! He then turned to the knight. Here, said he, take her, I have no objection, and receive my blessing. Come, take her, and be my son, as I become your father. Already are all troubles forgotten and forgiven. Your father, once, the enemy...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620801
  • 9781236620804