Excerpt from Wilhelm Tell: A Drama
I have not, however, confined myself to the explanation of the linguistic difficulties only, but I have also included in the Note: all the historical and legendary information requisite for the full understanding of the numerous allusions in... the play. I have further prefixed, as in my larger critical edition of T ell - only in a considerably shorter compass - an Introduction comprising a Biographical Notice of the author, the historical and legendary account of the liberation of the Forest Cantons, and finally a Critical Notice of the play. The present issue is, however, not a mere epitome of my larger edition, but is in great part the result of renewed original work, as I have most carefully gone again through the whole drama, leaving actually nothing unexplained which seemed to require ex planation. The Text and the Arguments are the same as in the large book.
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