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Add to favorites. Related tags. Events on LibraryThing Local. No events listed. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Bounds, Edward McKendree. Washington, Georgia, USA. Shelbyville, Missouri, USA. Time begins to hang insupportably heavy here. I dare not speak seriously, and I am ashamed to trifle with you. Ennui, thou art worse than a slow fever.
Not so much of you as of your society. I would you had gone when you wished, and that we had not detained you. At first she fosters with maternal warmth our dearest hopes; and then, like an inconstant hen, she forsakes the nest, and abandons the infant brood to death and decay. Yes, you may rail at women. The reckless gambler tears and curses the harmless cards which have been the instruments of his loss. But let me tell you something about men. What are you that talk about fickleness? You that are seldom even what you would wish to be, never what you should be.
Princes in holiday garb!
It is but the antistrophe to your song. My wish was granted. So it was —for you really surpassed your reputation. The multitude prize only the reflection of worth. For my part, I do not care to scrutinize the character of those whom I esteem; so we lived on for some time. I felt there was a deficiency in you, but knew not what I missed; at length my eyes were opened—I saw instead of the energetic being who gave impulse to the affairs of a kingdom, and was ever alive to the voice of fame—who was wont to pile princely project on project, till, like the mountains of the Titans, they reached the clouds—instead of all this, I saw a man as querulous as a love-sick poet, as melancholy as a slighted damsel, and more indolent than an old bachelor.
I first ascribed it to your misfortune which still lay at your heart, and excused you as well as I could; but now that it daily becomes worse, you must really forgive me if I withdraw my favor from you. You possess it unjustly: I bestowed it for life on a hero who cannot transfer it to you. Not till all chance of recovery is lost.
Solitude is fatal in your distemper. Give me your hand, and pardon what affection has urged me to say. You smile. To be reconciled to myself after the step I have taken must be the work of more than one day.
How can I plot against the man who has been so recently and so vividly restored to my affection? Strange being! Can you love him whom you envy? It is like sending provisions to an enemy.
I well know that here there must be no dallying. He is aware that I am again Weislingen; and he will watch his advantage over us. Besides, Adelaide, we are not so sluggish as you think. Our troopers are reinforced and watchful, our schemes are proceeding, and the Diet of Augsburg will, I hope, soon bring them to a favorable issue.
O ye infidels!
Always signs and wonders required. Go, Weislingen, and accomplish the work! I do not jest.
We must go,' he said. Be not ashamed, boy; you look bravely. I saw him as he led her to table. Their parents deliver meals to their doors, and psychologists offer them counseling online. Laying his helmet and sword on a table.
The haughty duke has seized my property. Goetz will not be slow to ravage yours; and if we do not hold together, as our enemies do, and gain over the emperor to our side, we are lost. I fear nothing. Most of the princes think with us. The emperor needs assistance against the Turks, and it is therefore just that he should help us in his turn. What rapture for me to rescue your fortune from rapacious enemies; to crush the mutinous chivalry of Swabia; to restore peace to the bishopric, and then—. The Bridal of a Peasant. Troopers and Peasants attend. Better than ever I could have dreamed of, noble sir—to spend my days in quiet with my neighbor, and have a daughter provided for to boot.
And I to get the bone of contention and a pretty wife into the bargain! Ay, the prettiest in the whole village. Would to Heaven you had consented sooner. About eight years. I would rather have the fever for twice that time than go through with it again from the beginning. For these periwigged gentry never give a decision till you tear it out of their very hearts; and, after all, what do you get for your pains?
The devil fly away with the assessor Sapupi for a damned swarthy Italian! And I thrice; and look ye, gentlemen, we got a judgment at last, which set forth that he was as much in the right as I, and I as much as he; so there we stood like a couple of fools, till a good Providence put it into my head to give him my daughter, and the ground besides.
To your better understanding for the future. What a mint of money it costs! For every bow made to you by a procurator, you must come down with your dollars. I have never heard of them. Many an extra dollar have they contrived to squeeze out of me.
The expenses are horrible. Why, look you, these gentlemen of the law are always holding out their hands. The assessor alone, God forgive him, eased me of eighteen golden guilders. Yes, he asked twenty; and there I had to pay them in the great hall of his fine country-house. I thought my heart would burst with anguish. For look you, my lord, I am well enough off with my house and little farm, but how could I raise the ready cash?
I stood there, God knows how it was with me. I had not a single farthing to carry me on my journey. At last I took courage and told him my case: when he saw I was desperate, he flung me back a couple of guilders, and sent me about my business. Why—go to Spire where there is an imperial visitation: make your complaint; Edition: current; Page: [ 34 ] they must inquire into it, and help you to your own again. To Bridegroom. Enter George. Enter two Merchants of Nuremberg.
He is just coming up the long avenue. Enter the Emperor and Weislingen. I am disheartened, Weislingen. When I review my past life, I am ready to despair. So many half—ay, and wholly ruined undertakings—and all because the pettiest feudatory of the empire thinks more of gratifying his own whims than of seconding my endeavors.
Goetz von Berlichingen and Hans von Selbitz fell upon thirty of us as we journeyed from the fair of Frankfort, under an escort from Bamberg; they overpowered and plundered us. We implore your imperial Edition: current; Page: [ 36 ] assistance to obtain redress, else we are all ruined men, and shall be compelled to beg our bread. Good heavens! What is this? The one has but one hand, the other but one leg; if they both had two hands and two legs what would you do then?
We most humbly beseech your majesty to cast a look of compassion upon our unfortunate condition. How is this? You come at an unseasonable time. Go, and stay at Augsburg for a few days. Nothing seems to me more advisable, could your majesty and the princes but accommodate your other unimportant disputes. It is not the body of the state that complains of this malady — Franconia and Swabia alone glow with the embers of civil discord; and even there many of the nobles and free barons long for quiet.
Could we but crush Sickingen, Selbitz—and—and—and Berlichingen, the others would fall asunder; for it is the spirit of these knights which quickens the turbulent multitude.