Image from page 180 of “Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama” (1892)
Title: Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama
Year: 1892 (1890s)
Authors: Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham
Subjects: Literature Allusions Fiction.
Publisher: New York,: E. Hess
Contributing Library: University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries with support from LYRASIS and the Sloan Foundation
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tist M. tVeber, Engraver B ARFUSSLE, or Little Barefoot, a German peasant child. She wasearly orphaned and left alone in the world with her brother,dependent upon the parish in which her father and mother hadlived. From them she bad inherited a sturdy independence that made herrefuse to accept any gift she had not earned, and willing to do any work tosupport herself . She was first gooseherd, then domestic servant on a farms. %■ To save her shoes, she went barefoot, and thus earned her nickname. Her 4 J brother was a weak, incompetent boy, and upon her fell the burden of plan- ning and caring for him. She was taken to a wedding feast, as a raretreat, and while there danced with a young man, to whom she lost her heart.He was a stranger, and came to her home, later, seeking a wife among thefarmers daughters. Finding her, however, he asked her to be his wife, andtook her from her position as servant to his own fine farm, several leagues from her old home. Berthold Auerbachs Barfiissle.
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LITTLE BAREFOOT. BAEDON 99 BARLEYCORN troop of lieutenant Fitzurse.—Sir W.Scott, Ivanlioe (time, Richard I.). Barefoot Boy, reminiscence of the au-thors own boyhood in Whittiers poem,The Barefoot Boy. Prince thou art,—the grown-up manOnly is repubhcan. Barfere (2 syl.), an advocate of Toulouse,called The Anacreon of the Guillotine.He was president of the ConA-ention, amember of the Constitutional Committee,and chief agent in the condemnation todeath of Louis XVI. As member of theCommittee of Public Safety, he decreedthat Terror must be the order of theday. In the first empire Barere bore nopublic part, but at the restoration he wasbanished from France, and retired to Brus-sels (1755-18-41). The filthiest and most spiteful Yahoo of thefiction was a noble creatm-e compared with theBarere of history.—Lord Macaulay. Barfiisle, pretty German child, left anorphan at a tender age, and east upon theworld. She maintains herself reputablyand resists many temptations until she ishappily ma
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