Buss, Georg; Steinhausen, Heinrich [Editor]
Beschreibung der deutschen Pfalz und Führer durch das deutsche Dorf — Berlin, 1893

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A nation of many races is our German
Fatherland — Frieslanders and Saxons, Ale-
mannen, Suabes and Bavarians, Franks and
Thuringians all dwell on its plains. The
majority of these races, who derive their
origin from the pre-Germanic population,
have it is true imbibed foreign elements,
and only the Frieslanders, the inhabitants of
the western districts of Lower Saxony, and
the Franks, have remained tolerably unmingled.
It denotes however the strength and tenacity
of the German nature that these foreign
elements have not, in the course of hundreds
of years, been able to entirely efface the
characteristics of the German races, for in
many matters each of them retains their
own peculiar way of thinking and feeling.

And yet they have one thing in common
which binds them together and forms them
into one strong entirety, which stands bold,
firm and undaunted through every storm,
and will, it is to be hoped, endure throughout
all ages: it is the deep love of the great
German Fatherland. An intense yearning
for unity has always pervaded the races —
youths and men have dreamt of it as of
something high and sacred, and our singers
have foretold and sung its praise in inspired
strains. And then at last — a storm swept
through the land; the people arose; cannons
thundered, weapons clashed — a mighty cry
of victory ascended! The Kyffhäuser trembled
to its very foundations, the old ravens took
flight, — the Emperor rose up and the dream
of many hundreds of years was fulfilled: the
German races were united!

They are not however united according
to the Roman system of a purely systematical
annexation, but are formed into an organised
community, in which all the members possess
their own separate existence and yet live in
and for the whole body. In necessariis
unitas, in reliquis libertas, in omnibus Caritas!
And so even in union each particular race

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