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A Husband's Vengeance . . . . . GODESBERG

The Bishop's Bride . . . .

Count Gebhard's Lay . .
THE SEVEN MOUNTAINS

The Strömberg
The Nonnen-Strömberg .
Drachenfels . . .

Siegfried the Dragon-Killer
The Wolkenberg

The Fate of the Faithless The Oelberg · ·

God's Love.
The Hemmerich

The Devoted
The Löwenberg
NONNENWÖRT.-Rulandseck

Knight Toggenburg . .

The Death of Roland . .
ST. APPOLLONARISBERG

The Baron and the Abbot
REMAGEN . . . . . . .

Truth and Treason
OKKENFELS

A Rash Oath . . . .
CONVENT OF ST. HELENA
The Game at Chess. - The Pfalz-graf and the
Princess .

· · Theophania . . . . . . . Otho the Third . . . . :

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HAMMERSTEIN . . .
The Emperor Henry the Fourth

The Flight . . . .
ANDERNACH . . . .
The Merovignians.-Origin

Actions . . .
Genofera of Brabant
NEUWIED . . . .
LAACH . . . . .

The sunken Castle
HOCHE'S MONUMENT
SAYN

Just in Time . . . .

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PREFACE.

The want of a work which should include the most interesting “legends, traditions, and history 66 of that most romantic and remarkable portion of the RHINE lying between COLOGNE and MFNTZ, has been long felt by the European public. It is quite true that much has been written on these subjects, in various languages, and that a great deal has been done towards elucidating them in several forms: so far the subject is not a new one. But still it is no less true, that the wild and wondrous legends which appertain to each particular castle on that immortal river

the extraordinary traditions which attach themselves to almost every spot on its shores — the spirit-stirring histories connected with its cities, and towns, and hamlets, through the long period when it was, not alone the sole highway of

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