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Schiller's Ballads and Lyrics

EDITED WITH NOTES AND VOCABULARY

BY

LEWIS ADDISON RHOADES, PH.D.

PROFESSOR OF GERMAN IN OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

WITH QUESTIONS BY

BERTHOLD AUERBACH EISENLOHR, A.M.

NEW YORK-:-CINCINNATI-:-CHICAGO
AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY

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PREFATORY NOTE

HIS little volume is only introductory. The se

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lections include some of Schiller's most characteristic and famous poems, but the editor had no thought of showing the poet's development or his progress in his art. Of his earlier poems, which only his name rescues from merited oblivion, no example has been given, and of the so-called second period only two, An die Freude and Die Götter Griechenlands. The ballads are the only class well represented, but enough of the others have been selected to show their character. A brief introductory note gives the external facts regarding each poem, and the footnotes aim to explain whatever is necessary for the understanding of the text, but nothing more. Viehoff's chronology has been followed in the arrangement of the poems. vocabulary is intended to be complete, including proper names as well as words occurring only in the notes or questions. The questions are included to furnish a basis for teachers who prefer to conduct the recitation entirely in German. No outline of the poet's life or critical essay on his poems as a whole has been attempted. So much excellent work on the subject

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