What I hate comes to me. Whatever I fear is mine. To run away from something is for me to meet it. My estate is gone; money I have not. I sink like a man in a quicksand, down, down, down. I come here. Lower I cannot. "One day in 'the Bend', where das Gesindel live, I see the little girl she of the golden hair who wiped my stain away. "But she is dead. I know for sure the face.
They do not come back; they tell that they hear tramp, tramp, tramp of soldiers' feet. "One night, with the soldiers, I take much wine, for I say, 'I shall be drunk and not hear the guns at night. "We drink in our noble hall. Heavy doors are chained, windows barred, draperies close arranged, and the great lamp burns dim. We drink, we sing, we curse God und das Gesindel.
Five hundred Pandours were in the City, backed by the Butchers' lads and other riotous GESINDEL, before the rear-guard got away. Sad tugging and wriggling in consequence, much firing from windows, and uproarious chaos; so that Rothenburg had at last to remount a couple of guns, and blow it off with case-shot.