German American Annals, Volume 4; Volume 8

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German American Historical Society, 1906
Includes bibliographies.
 

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Page 115 - Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me : — ' Pipe a song about a lamb : ' So I piped with merry cheer. ' Piper, pipe that song again : ' So I piped ; he wept to hear.
Page 47 - Who is he that would become my follower? Who would sign himself a candidate for my affections? The way is suspicious, the result uncertain, perhaps destructive, You would have to give up all else, I alone would expect to be your sole and exclusive standard, Your novitiate would even then be long and exhausting, The whole past theory of your life and all conformity to the lives around you would have to be abandon'd...
Page 115 - Gave thee life and bade thee feed By the stream and o'er the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing, woolly, bright; Gave thee such a tender voice, Making all the vales rejoice? Little lamb, who made thee? Little lamb, I'll tell thee; Little lamb, I'll tell thee. He is called by thy name, For He calls himself a Lamb; He is meek and He is mild, He became a little child.
Page 118 - To reverence the King, as if he were Their conscience, and their conscience as their King, To break the heathen and uphold the Christ, To ride abroad redressing human wrongs, To speak no slander, no, nor listen to it, To lead sweet lives in purest chastity, To love one maiden only, cleave to her, And worship her by years of noble deeds. Until they won her...
Page 4 - ... literature while the life which served its requirements has passed into the new life of the new forms . . . perceives that the corpse is slowly borne from the eating and sleeping...
Page 119 - Not perfect, nay, but full of tender wants, !No Angel, but a dearer being, all dipt In Angel instincts, breathing Paradise, Interpreter between the Gods and men, Who...
Page 39 - Prosa !" ; denn was war diese erste Sprache als eine Sammlung von Elementen der Poesie? Nachahmung der tönenden, handelnden, sich regenden Natur! Aus den Interjektionen aller Wesen genommen und von Interjektion menschlicher Empfindung belebet!
Page 35 - Des Menschen Tätigkeit kann allzuleicht erschlaffen, « Er liebt sich bald die unbedingte Ruh; Drum geb' ich gern ihm den Gesellen zu, Der reizt und wirkt und muß als Teufel schaffen.
Page 37 - Der Erdenkreis ist mir genug bekannt. Nach drüben ist die Aussicht uns verrannt; Tor, wer dorthin die Augen blinzelnd richtet, Sich über Wolken seinesgleichen dichtet! Er stehe fest und sehe hier sich um: Dem Tüchtigen ist diese Welt nicht stumm! Was braucht er in die Ewigkeit zu schweifen? Was er erkennt, läßt sich ergreifen. Er wandle so den Erdentag entlang; Wenn Geister spuken, geh er seinen Gang, Im Weiterschreiten find er Qual und Glück, Er, unbefriedigt jeden Augenblick!
Page 82 - OF THE TERRIBLE DOUBT OF APPEARANCES OF THE terrible doubt of appearances, Of the uncertainty after all, that we may be deluded, That may-be reliance and hope are but speculations after all, That may-be identity beyond the grave is a beautiful fable only, May-be the things I perceive, the animals, plants, men, hills, shining and flowing waters, The skies of day and night, colors, densities, forms, may-be these are (as doubtless they are) only apparitions, and the real something has yet to be known...

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