Schiller's Works Volume 2

Schiller's Works Volume 2

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...height, To end in such a nothing! To be nothing, When one was always nothing, is an evil That asks no stretch of patience, a light evil; But to become a nothing, having been Wallenstein. (Starts up in violent agitation.) Show me a way out of this stifling crowd, Ye powers of Aidance! Show me such a way As /am capable of going. I Am no tongue-hero, no fine virtue-prattler; I cannot warm by thinking: cannot say To the good luck that turns her back upon me, Magnanimously; "Go; I need thee not." Cease I to work, I am annihilated. Dangers nor sacrifices will I shun, If so I may avoid the last extreme; But ere I sink down into nothingness, Leave off so little, who began so great, Ere that the world confuses me with those Poor wretches, whom a day creates and crum-bles, This age and after ages speak my name With hate and dread; and Friedland be re-demption For each accursed deed. Countess. What is there here, then, So against nature? Help me to perceive it! O let not Superstition's nightly goblins Subdue thy clear bright spirit! Art thou bid To murder?--with abhorr'd, accursed poniard, To violate the breasts that nourished thee? That were against our nature, that might aptly Make thy flesh shudder, and thy whole heart sicken, Yet not a few, and for a meaner object, Have ventured even this, ay, and performed it. What is there in thy case so black and mon-strous? Thou art accused of treason--whether with, Or without justice is not now the question--Thou art lost if thou dost not avail thee quickly Of the power which thoupossessest--Friedland! Duke.' Tell me where lives that thing so meek and tame, That doth not all his living faculties Put forth in preservation of his life? What deed so daring, which necessity And desperation will not sanctify?...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583892
  • 9781236583895