Dantons Tod

The Death of Danton

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Author: Georg Büchner
Published: 1835
Language: German
Wordcount: 22,335 / 78 pg
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 4,920
mnybks.net#: 1288
Genre: Drama
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n muß? Habt ihr vergessen, daß diese Hure der Könige ihren Aussatz nur in dem Wasser der Rhone abwaschen kann? Habt ihr vergessen, daß dieser revolutionäre Strom die Flotten Pitts im Mittelmeere auf den Leichen der Aristokraten muß stranden machen? Eure Barmherzigkeit mordet die Revolution. Der Atemzug eines Aristokraten ist das Röcheln der Freiheit. Nur ein Feigling stirbt für die Republik, ein Jakobiner tötet für sie. Wißt: finden wir in euch nicht mehr die Spannkraft der Männer des 10. August, des September und des 31. Mai, so bleibt uns, wie dem Patrioten Gaillard, nur der Dolch des Kato. (Beifall und verwirrtes Geschrei.)

Ein Jakobiner. Wir werden den Becher des Sokrates mit euch trinken!

Legendre (schwingt sich auf die Tribüne). Wir haben nicht nötig, unsere Blicke auf Lyon zu werfen. Die Leute, die seidne Kleider tragen, die in Kutschen fahren, die in den Logen im Theater sitzen und nach dem Diktionär der Akademie sprechen, tragen seit einigen Tagen die Köpfe fest auf den Schultern. Sie sind witz

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