An anthology of German literature

Cover image for

Download


Author: Calvin Thomas
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 124,918 / 392 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 5,457
Added to site: 2007.04.14
mnybks.net#: 16583

This book is designed to accompany an introductory study of the history of German literature. It is assumed that the history itself will be learned, so far as necessary, either from lectures or from some other book devoted to the subject.

Show Excerpt

encircling sea--oceanus; here the Mediterranean. 9: The supposition is that Hildebrand's speech is missing, and that lines 47-50 form part of a reply by Hadubrand, ending with a taunt so bitter that the old warrior could not brook it even from his own son. He sees that he must fight. 10: East Goths. 11: A guess of the translator; the meaning of the original being quite uncertain.]


+II. THE MERSEBURG CHARMS+

Two incantations that date back to pagan times, albeit the manuscript, discovered at Merseburg in 1841, is of the 10th century. The dialect is Frankish. No. 1 is for loosening a prisoner's fetters, the other for curing the sprained leg of a horse. The translation is Bötticher's.

1

Einst sassen Idise,[1] sassen nieder hier und dort. Die hefteten Hafte, die hemmten das Heer, Die klaubten an den Kniefesseln:[2] Entspring den Banden, entfleuch den Feinden!

[Notes: 1: 'Idise' means 'women'; here battle-maids similar in character to the Northern valkyries. 2:

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for An anthology of German literature by Calvin Thomas - 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 An anthology of German literature by Calvin Thomas - 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 An anthology of German literature by Calvin Thomas - 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 An anthology of German literature by Calvin Thomas - 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 An anthology of German literature by Calvin Thomas - 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 An anthology of German literature by Calvin Thomas - 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 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Best Ghost Stories
by Various Authors
All the Way to Fairyland
by Evelyn Sharp
The Adventures of the Infallible Godahl
by Frederick Irving Anderson
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Almost Perfect Murder
by Hulbert Footner

See more popular titles from this genre.