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The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Roma

THE HERO OF ESTHONIA AND OTHER STUDIES IN THE ROMANTIC LITERATURE OF THAT COUNTRY

_COMPILED FROM ESTHONIAN AND GERMAN SOURCES BY_

W.F. KIRBY, F.L.S., F.E.S., ETC. CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE FINNISH LITERARY SOCIETY

WITH A MAP OF ESTHONIA

_IN TWO VOLUMES_

VOLUME THE FIRST

LONDON JOHN C. NIMMO 14, KING WILLIAM STREET, STRAND. MDCCCXCV

CONTENTS OF VOL. I

PAGE

PREFACE ix

INTRODUCTION--

ESTHONIA xiii

THE KALEVIPOEG xviii

FOLK-TALES IN PROSE xxii

BALLADS AND OTHER SHORT POEMS xxiii

PASTOR HURT'S COLLECTIONS xxiv

MYTHOLOGY xxvi

_PART I_

THE HERO OF ESTHONIA

THE KALEVIPOEG 1

THE ARGUMENT 2

CANTO I.--THE MARRIAGES OF SALME AND LINDA 7

CANTO II.--THE DEATH OF KALEV 18

CANTO III.--THE FATE OF LINDA 24

CANTO IV.--THE ISLAND MAIDEN 32

CANTO V.--THE KALEVIDE AND THE FINNISH SORCERER 38

CANTO VI.--THE KALEVIDE AND THE SWORD SMITHS 42

CANTO VII.--THE RETURN OF THE KALEVIDE 49

CANTO VIII.--THE CONTEST AND PARTING OF THE BROTHERS 55

CANTO IX.--RUMOURS OF WAR 61

CANTO X.--THE HEROES AND THE WATER-DEMON 64

CANTO XI.--THE LOSS OF THE SWORD 72

CANTO XII.--THE FIGHT WITH THE SORCERER'S SONS 80

CANTO XIII.--THE KALEVIDE'S FIRST JOURNEY TO HADES 87

CANTO XIV.--THE PALACE OF SARVIK 94

CANTO XV.--THE MARRIAGE OF THE SISTERS 105

CANTO XVI.--THE VOYAGE OF THE KALEVIDE 110

CANTO XVII.--THE HEROES AND THE DWARF 119

CANTO XVIII.--THE KALEVIDE'S JOURNEY TO PORGU 124


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