Harvard Classics

William Tell (Act III, Scene III), by Friedrich von Schiller

November 18, 2021

The arrow shot from his bow with a twang and whizzed through the air. Tell covered his eyes, fearing to see where the arrow hit. Then the shout of triumph, a shout of the people and not of the tyrant-but the end was not yet. (Volume 26, Harvard Classics)

William Tell incident, legendary date, Nov. 18, 1307.