The Works of Frederick Schiller: Historical

The Works of Frederick Schiller: Historical

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The Works of Frederick Schiller: Historical

The Works of Frederick Schiller: Historical

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Schiller undoubtedly ranks as the greatest genius of Gemany. Equally celebrated as a poet, philosopher, and historian, he essayed every species of literary composition, and excelled in all. His works bear the unequivocal impress of a master-mind. Their effect on the thoughts and hearts of his countrymen has been deep and lasting; and, by the common consent of nations, he occupies a distinguished place among those exalted men, the chosen of all ages, whose mental vision has "pierced superior worlds, and looked all Nature through." Without instituting or reviving comparisons between this gifted poet and our own immortal Shakspeare and Byron, we may, at least, fairly claim for him an enrolment on the same scroll of Fame, as a sublime genius, and a kindred spirit.

It is to the Publisher a source of proud self-congratulation, that it has been reserved for him to give to the world the first uniform edition of the works of this undying German Classic in an English dress; and he can venture to promise, with well-grounded confidence, that the several translations which will be comprised in the series, shall be no disparagement to the great original.

The present volume contains the History of the Thirty Years' War, complete, and the History of the Revolt of the Netherlands to the end of the third book. The next volume will comprise the remaining portion of the Revolt of the Netherlands; the Trial and Execution of Counts Egmont and . . .

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