Stories and Legends of the Rhine Between Worms and Cologne

Stories and Legends of the Rhine Between Worms and Cologne

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... Lead me to him and I will tell him, that I also have kept my faith as truly as he has done, and that I am ready to endure want and poverty and everything with him alone!" All infirmity of body and grief of mind were soon forgotten; with accelerated steps she hastened out, rushed into the arms of the brilliant knight, and scarcely heard her brother calling out to her, It is the Emperor thou art embracing," when she lay upon the breast of her beloved and that was enough for her. From that day of their second meeting, the name of the castle which had till then been called Caub, the Count changed to Gutenfels in honour of his sister, and King Richard who in 1256 had been raised to the dignity of German Emperor, lived with his lovely wife, (whose German name in Latin is Beatrix), in undisturbed felicity till his sudden death in 1272.. Lorelay. The inhabitants of the Upper-Rhine call, Lay" I the slate or particularly that schistous formation which is so prevalent in the mountains and crags between Bingen and the Siebengebirge (the Seven mountains), and Lore in the vulgar tongue is the name of the fair sorceress whose seat the boatmen, from times of old, have placed upon that wonderfully shaped rock near St. Goarshausen. Thus, according to W. O. v. Horn's learned interpretation, originated the name of Lorelay, made popular by Brentano and Heine, but which really means, Lore's Mountain." The subject of the tradition can no longer be separated from the masterly composition of those two poets above-mentioned; therefore we will insert the ballads in full. I Lore-Lay the Sorceress. At Bacharach there dwelleth A sorceress, so fair, That many a heart unwary Her beauty did ensnare. She wrought both shame and...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851684
  • 9781236851680