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Frederich Schiller

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Etext prepared by Dagny, dagnyj@hotmail.com
Emma Dudding, emma_302@hotmail.com
and John Bickers, jbickers@ihug.co.nz 

Wilhelm Tell 

by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller 

Translator: Theodore Martin 

INTRODUCTORY NOTE 

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was born at Marbach,
Wurtemberg, Germany, November 10, 1759.  His father had served both as
surgeon and soldier in the War of the Austrian Succession, and at the
time of the poet's birth held an appointment under the Duke of
Wurtemberg.  Friedrich's education was begun with a view to holy
orders, but this idea was given up when he was placed in a military

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