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BOOK OF BALLADS

ON

GERMAN HISTORY.

ARRANGED AND ANNOTAPE HIM?

APR 1878

BOOLEIANY
WILHELM WAGNER, PH.D.

BY

PROFESSOR AT THE JOHANNEUM, HAMBURG.

EDITED FOR THE SYNDICS OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

Cambridge:
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

London: CAMBRIDGE WAREHOUSE, 17, PATERNOSTER Row.
Cambridge: DEIGHTON, BELL, AND CO.

Cambridge: PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A.

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

PREFACE.

THE present Collection of Ballads on German History is an attempt to combine the study of German poetry with the history of the country. The Ballads have been arranged in chronological order, so as to form a series of historical poems from the earliest times down to the latest events. It is hoped that the plan of this work and the selection itself will meet with the approbation of experienced teachers. Not a little labour has been bestowed upon the commentary, in which both the subject-matter and the linguistic peculiarities of the ballads have been carefully elucidated. Besides the works referred to in the notes, the Editor has to acknowledge his obligations to the excellent collection edited by his colleague Dr Julius Bintz (Ausgewählte Gedichte geschichtlichen Inhalts, Leipzig, Teubner). He also begs to record his thanks to the learned editor of The Missing Fragment of the Latin translation of the Fourth Book of Ezra, Mr R. L. Bensly, to whom he owes many valuable hints and suggestions.

HAMBURG, November, 1876,

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