Titan Volume 28

Titan Volume 28

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...her bedside, pointing to his bleed ing wounds. The impression was so strong on her mind, that she awoke her attendant, who, of course, saw nothing. Curious to say, five days later, on the anniversary of their marriage-day, they received intelligence that Friesen had been murdered on that very 15th of March near the forest of Ardennes. Liitzow's grief was as sincere as her own, for he was the chosen friend of them both. This little incident was afterwards woven into a romance by Karl Immermann, in his novel, the Epigonen, which, though admired at the time it was written, is now little known or read. August von Vietinghoff entered Liitzow's squadron at the same time as Frederick Friesen. These two young men were bound together by a devoted friendship; in life they were inseparable companions, and the tie was to last beyond the grave; for Friesen made his friend promise, that if he fell in a forei country, he would carry his bones galck to his fatherland. On the 15th of March 1814, Friesen was murdered in the forest of Ardennes, not very far from Rheims, by a party of peasants, who fell upon him while alone and leading his horse through a byway in the wood. The end of the same month the news reached his friend, as he was with the i.nfantry division of Liitzow's squadron near Meeklenburg. Vietinghofl"s first wish was to discharge his promise to his friend, to find his bones and lay them in kindred dust. The conclusion of peace, however, obliged a retreat from France. In 1815, when the war again broke out, his most ardent desire was-to return to France; but though he did so for a fourth time, and was quartered near Ardennes, his duties rendered it impossible for him to undertake his task for a long time. At last, the end...show more

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  • Paperback | 508 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 898g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785851
  • 9781236785855