Konrad Wallenrod

An Historical Poem

Cover image for

Download


Author: Adam Mickiewicz
Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,619 / 67 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.2
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 449
Added to site: 2010.10.09
mnybks.net#: 29231
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

murdered unto Litwa's farthest bound.

Niemen divideth Litwa from the foe; On one side gleam the sanctuary fanes, And forests murmur, dwellings of the gods. Upon the other shore the German ensign, The cross, implanted on a hill, doth veil Its forehead in the clouds, and stretches forth Its threatening arms towards Litwa, as it would Gather all lands of Palemon together, Embrace them all, assembled 'neath its rule.

This side, the multitude of Litwa's youth, With kolpak of the lynx-hide and in skins Clad of the bear, the bow upon their shoulders, Their hands all filled with darts, they prowl around, Tracking the German wiles. On the other side, In mail and helmet armed, the German sits Upon his charger motionless; while fixed His eyes upon the entrenchments of the foe, He loads his arquebuse and counts his beads.

And these and those alike the passage guard. The Niemen thus, of hospitable fame, In ancient days, uniting heritage Of brother nations, now for them becomes The threshold

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Konrad Wallenrod by Adam Mickiewicz - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Konrad Wallenrod by Adam Mickiewicz - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Konrad Wallenrod by Adam Mickiewicz - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Konrad Wallenrod by Adam Mickiewicz - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Konrad Wallenrod by Adam Mickiewicz - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Konrad Wallenrod by Adam Mickiewicz - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
by Thomas Nathaniel Orchard
Jerusalem Delivered
by Torquato Tasso
Cross Roads
by Margaret E. Sangster
Hamlet
by William Shakespeare
Paradise Lost
by John Milton
The Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri
Beowulf
by Anonymous
Collected Works of Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe

See more popular titles from this genre.