Schiller's Song of the Bell, 1883 edition, by Friedrich Schiller.

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Written by Friedrich Schiller. Illustrated by Alexander Liezen Mayer and Edmund H. Garrett. 1883 edition, first published in 1798. Estes and Lauriat, Boston.

"In the earth, now firmly planted,
Stands the mould of well-burnt clay.
Come! my lads, your strength is wanted,
We must make the bell to-day!
From the heated brow,
Sweat must freely flow,
So the work the master showeth;
Yet the blessing Heaven bestoweth."

Friedrich Schiller (1759 - 1805) was a German physician, playwright, poet, and philosopher, considered one of the greatest German dramatists and poets. His plays include the Wallenstein trilogy, Maria Stuart, and Wilhelm Tell. He also wrote historical and philosophical works, such as the History of the Revolt of the Netherlands and On the Aesthetic Education of Man. The Song of the Bell, Schiller's longest poem, was praised in its time as a monumental work, a celebration of German culture and unity.
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Condition: Very Good. Black-embossed gold cloth cover with gilt decoration: Corners bumped; chipping at head and tail of the spine, with rubbing along the edges; light wear along the lower edge; light soiling on the back from handling; hinge is shaken (loose) at front pastedown; front fly leaf is loose. Testblock: Gilt edges. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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