The Universal Anthology; A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient Mediaeval and Modern, with Biographical and Explanatory Notes Volume . 28

The Universal Anthology; A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient Mediaeval and Modern, with Biographical and Explanatory Notes Volume . 28

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... in fashion human, A curse will fall on all like you, Who prey on man and woman. Ansorge--Yes, yes, a curse upon them! Old Baumert clenching his fist, threateningly--You prey on man and woman. Jaeger reads--The suppliant knows he asks in vain, Vain every word that's spoken. "If not content, then go and starve--Our rules cannot be broken." Old Baumert--What is it? "The suppliant knows he asks in vain "? Every word of it's true--every word--as true as the Bible. He knows he asks in vain. Ansorge--Yes, yes! It's all no good. Jaeger reads--Then think of all our woe and want, O ye who hear this ditty! Our struggle vain for daily bread Hard hearts would move to pity. But pity's what you've never known, --You'd take both skin and clothing, You cannibals, whose cruel deeds Fill all good men with loathing. Old Baumert jumps up, beside himself with excitement--Both skin and clothing. It's true, it's all true! Here I stand, Robert Baumert, master-weaver, of Kaschbach. Who can bring up anything against me?--I've been an honest, hard-working man all my life long, an' look at me now! What have I to show for it? Look at me! See what they've made of me! Stretched on the rack day after day. He holds out his arms. Feel that! Skin and bone!" You villains all, you brood of hell!!" He sinks down on a chair, weeping with rage and despair. Ansorge flings his basket from him into a corner, rises, his whole body trembling with rage, gasps--And the time's come now for a change, I say. We'll stand it no longer! We'll stand it no longer! Come what may! ACT III. Tlie common room of the principal public-house in Peterswaldau. A large room with a raftered roof supported by a central wooden pillar, round which a table runs. In the back wall, a...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615565
  • 9781236615565