Publications of the English Goethe Society Volume 7

Publications of the English Goethe Society Volume 7

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...the church begins to fill. In throng the worshippers, and, at their head, The choir. Along the aisle they pass until They reach the altar steps, when lol strange dread And wondering admiration thrill their heart, For, there, a wondrous Crucifix they see But lately reared: --a work of marvellous art. 'Twas thus the God-Man suffered agony, 'Tw-as thus He played the Great Redeemer's part, And sacrificed Himself to make us free. All penitent before the image fall, And seek for peace from Him at Whose command Alone peace comes. " Christ save us" loud they call. It scarcely seemed the work of human hand, For as they gaze, fresh wonder grows on all. Long time before the work amazed they stand. Vho could thus carve in stone that Form Divine? How did it thus mysteriously arise Upon the lap of night? Ah, yes 'tis thine, Great master, who, withdrawn from human eyes, Hast long time wrestled with thy great design, Nor deemed aught too great a sacrifice, Spent in the cause of Art, couldst thou but gain Her highest prize! How shall we best reward Such noble self-devotion? Gold were vain To recompense such work. Let us award The laurel-wreath, this he will not disdain As worthy symbol of our high regard. In due procession quickly they repair. Laymen and priests alike walk side by side. And first walks he, who in his hands doth bear The laurel-wreath, as leader and as guide: And to the master's dwelling thus they fare. But when they gain the house, lol opened wide The portal stands, while all within is still. In vain they call aloud the master's name, In vain with martial sounds the air they fill: No answer to their clamorous greetings came. For, in the dawning hour of morning chill, A figure clad in black, ...
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966740
  • 9781236966742