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BOOK OF BALLADS

ON

GERMAN HISTORY.

ARRANGED AND ANNOTATED

BY

WILHELM WAGNER, PH.D.
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.

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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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Das Grab im Busento (410) PLATEN 2. Schlacht bei Zülpich (496) SIMROCK 3. Gelimer (534)

KOPISCH 4. Pipin der Kurze (752).

BAUR 5. Roland Schildträger

ÚHLAND 6. Die Sage von Wittekind (785) PLATEN 7. Ludwig des Frommen Tod (840) A. V. STOLTERFOTH 8. Heinrich der Finkler (919)

VOGL 9. Kaiser Otto I. (942)

H. v. MÜHLER 10. Slaglied Raiser Ottos III. (1002) PLATEN II. Kaiser Heinrich II. (1002-1024) . SCHWAB 12. Die Weiber von Weinsberg (1140) CHAMISSO . 13. Schwäbische Runde (1190). UHLAND 14. Barbarossa .

. RÜCKERT . 15. Der Schenk von Limburg

UHLAND 16. König Enzio's Ted (1272) ZIMMERMANN 17. Der Graf von Habsburg (1273) SCHILLER. 18. Kaiser Nudolfs Nitt zum Grabe (1291).

KERNER 19. Der Landgraf von Thüringen (1307).

MENZEL 20. Die Schlacht bei Neutlingen (1377) UHLAND Der reichste Fürst (1495)

KERNER 22. Raiser Mar zu Worms (1495)

A. GRÜN 23. Luther und Frundsberg (1521) HAGENBACH

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