German Life in Town and Country

German Life in Town and Country

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German Life in Town and Country

German Life in Town and Country

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In one of the fervid songs which Ernst Moritz Arndt wrote to nerve his countrymen, in the time of national crisis and awakening nearly a century ago, the poet foretold the growth of a new and greater Germany, whose boundaries should be co-extensive with the German speech.

"What is the German's fatherland?" he asked. The answer was that in the time which he knew to be coming there would be one fatherland for all the Germanic races, which should be neither Prussia nor Austria, neither Bavaria nor Swabia, in particular, but these and every other piece of European territory on which German was the people's language. When Arndt sang, and prophesied, and fought for national . . .

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