Schiller's Wallenstein; Das Lager Volume 1

Schiller's Wallenstein; Das Lager Volume 1

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...with his son, whom he persuades to join him in an attempt to fleece the soldiers by means of loaded dice. Scene II. The peasant is jovially received and 'treated' by the soldiers. The Sergeant-Major(Wachtmeister) and Trumpeter discuss public matters, and suspect that all this assemblage of troops and general commotion at headquarters means mischief of some kind. They express their determination to hold by Wallenstein whatever may happen. Scene III. A Croat (type of rapacious but stupid animalism) barters away to a sharpshooter, for some objects of little value, a costly necklace of pearls and garnet. Scene IV. An artilleryman (Konstabler) announces the capture of Regensburg by the Swedes. The news of this reverse to their Bavarian allies is received with more than indifference by Wallenstein's soldiers--a sign of the hostile feeling existing between him and the Bavarian Kurfurst. Scene V. One of Hoik's 'Jager' enters and is recognised as an old friend by the Sutler-woman, who recounts her late wanderings, by which we learn various events that have happened in the course of the war. The Sutler-woman's niece appears, and excites llattering comments from the soldiers. Scene VI. The Sergeant-Major (Wachtmeister), Trumpeter, and two 'J ager' discuss warmly the merits of their respective regiments. The Wachtmeister's pedantic definitions of soldier life and character contrasted with the free-and-easy views of the soldier of fortune. The Jager relates his experiences under various commanders. Description of severe discipline and puritanism under Gustavus Adolphus, of jollity under Tilly, of etiquette and double-dealing among the Saxons. Service under Wallenstein described in glowing terms--how he inspires his troops with enthusiasm and self-confidence, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561546
  • 9781236561541