The Cid Ballads, and Other Poems and Translations from Spanish and German

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The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge.
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Overview

The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge.
Original Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781154272505
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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TRANSLATIONS FROM THE GERMAN. SEHNSUCHT. O How happy were my feeling, Could I but an outlet find From the bottom of this valley, Blasted with the cutting wind ! There I spy the heavenly mountains, Ever fresh and ever fair, Had I but an eagle's pinions, I would speed me swiftly there ! Hark ! I hear harmonious music, Sweetest tones of heavenly calm ; And the gentle winds are bearing On their wings the scented balm ! Golden fruits, the air perfuming, Sparkle 'mid the leafy trees; And the flowers, which there are blooming, Never feel the winter's breeze! There, amid eternal sunshine, O how sweet the moments steal, And the breeze on every summit How refreshing must it feel! But I fear the darksome river, That between doth restless roll; Rough and foaming are its billows, And sad terror fills my soul. On its waves a barque is tossing, But, alas ! the steersman fails ; Merrily in, and never waver ! Full and swelling are its sails. Faith and Hope be thy companions, For the gods they lend no hand ; But a miracle can bear thee To that beauteous wonder-land ! Schiller.SONGS OF MIRZA-SCHAFFY. TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN OF FRIEDRICH VON BODENSTEDT. ZULEIKA. In the blue arch of Heaven the angels are bright, And sweet are the roses, the garden's delight, And fair is the light of the radiant sun ; But of these I can liken Zuleika to none. For Love never visits an angel's breast, And thorns prickle sharp when the rose is pressed, And night overshadows the light of the sun ; So of these I can liken Zuleika to none. Though I search all creation around and above, No match can I find for Zuleika, my love; She is charming, and stings not, but loves ever on, She is likest herself, I can match her withnone. T...
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