Proceedings and Addresses Volume 29-30

Proceedings and Addresses Volume 29-30

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...braves, freyes Volk, Was Menschenkraft vermag, Was Wuth and Unvernunft zerbricht, Und durch die Kraft der Wahrheit siegt, Und so sein Guck erzielt 6. Heil dir, du edles freyes Volk! Ich, Frenrtdling, neide dich, In meinem Deutschen Vaterland Bist du verschrien und verkannt, kennt es dich, wie ich! This poem expresses the passionate love of liberty that animated so many of the Germans who came to these shores in the eighteenth century.578 The conviction that they enjoyed more personal liberty in their new home than they had possessed in their old one, made the Germans devoted to the new country. For ex 673 This poem is presumably a genuine German American production, although many of the poems which appeared in the papers anonymously were copied from German sources. This one, however, is headed, "Fur die Philadelphische Correspondenz." It is the best eighteenth century German American poem which I have seen. ample, Saur said"74 that they should love America because they lived in much greater comfort here, having no more feudal services to render and enjoying freedom of religion and of conscience. In 1758 the second Saur declared that his father had always attempted to work for the best interest of his adopted home and that no partisan attacks had ever made him act contrary to this principle.6" We have seen in another chapter876 how Miller praised the country. Reiche in his Postbothe gave577 very high praise to the land and its government, calling the former a paradise. Knowing that a government which granted such personal liberties to its subjects could not exist unless the people showed an intelligent interest in the public welfare, the German leaders from the beginning attempted to arouse in their countrymen...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678314X
  • 9781236783141