Shakespeare's Puck, and His Folklore, Illustrated from the Superstitions of All Nations; Especially from the Earliest Religion and Rites of Northern E

Shakespeare's Puck, and His Folklore, Illustrated from the Superstitions of All Nations; Especially from the Earliest Religion and Rites of Northern E

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...these children, Upon my banishment; 1 moved her to't. Having received the punishment before For that which I did then. Beaten for loyalty Excited me to treason. Their dear loss, The more of you 'twas felt, the more it shaped Unto my end of stealing them. Learning, by means of his agent in the castle, that the Elector would leave for Leipzig about midday the 7th July, on a Monday, and that a grand carnival of the court attendants was to take place in the lower town, with an escort of 40 horsemen he rode to the castle, and, placing scaling ladders against the windows of the apartment where the young princes slept, himself with six others made a forcible entry; and, whilst four others barred the doors of the Electress' apartment, forced the youths from their beds, and, under threats of immediate death upon any alarm, made them descend the ladder. So coolly were these proceedings conducted, that when the principal accomplice, William of Mosen, had secured by mistake a young Count of Barby, who was being brought up as a companion of the two princes, and found his error, he returned to secure the true booty. The intentions of Kaufungen being ransom, not murder, the conducting of the two princes to a place of security, was divided betwixt himself and his A GERMAN HETZJAGD DESCRIBED. 121 confederates; but their release, after some romantic adventures, was quickly effected. These, not falling into our Poet's plan, are passed over by him, and, therefore, need not be farther followed; only it may be remembered as a somewhat curious coincidence that three years following this attempt on two ancestors of His Royal Highness on the male side; an ancestor on the female side, the Duke of York, had, in 1457, to fly from a similar attempt to seize his person. Act...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538021
  • 9781236538024