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Goethe's Works (Volume 12) (Paperback): Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Goethe's Works (Volume 12) (Paperback): Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Goethe's Works (Volume 12) (Paperback)

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Excerpt: ... We must understand each other better, before we proceed further. Assume, then, that I am dissatisfied with you. And now I will begin, and go on from beginning to end, in order, like a chronicler, and the letter will grow to be as long as the dissertation of a cathedral canon on a short simple text. You know, then, of old--at least it is not my fault if you do not know it--you know that I look upon you as a very good girl who, if you were so disposed, could easily have it in your power to reconcile an honourable man with the female sex, even though he were as prejudiced as Wieland. If I am wrong, that again is not my fault. For nearly two years I have frequented your house, and have seen you almost as seldom as a nightly-searching Magus hears a mandrake whistle. To speak then of what I have seen--the Church does not judge of that which is not revealed, said Paris--I do assure you that I have been thereby enchanted; but indeed philosophers of my stamp generally carry with them Ulysses' bundle of herbs, along with other trinkets, in a sachet, so that the most powerful witchcraft does them no more harm than a drinking bout, --a headache next morning; but the eyes again are clear. Let this be well understood, in order that there may be no misconception. You are fortunate, very fortunate; if my heart werenot just now dead to all sensation, I would tell you how; indeed I would sing it to you. The most possible of all Gessner's worlds; at least so I imagine. And your mind has formed itself with very much good fortune; you are tender, sensitive, a connoisseur of charmingness; this is good for you and for your companions, but it is not good for me; and you must be good for me, if you would be a thoroughly good girl. I was once ill, and again became well, well enough to reflect with comfort upo...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 132
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-26670-2
Barcode: 9781154266702
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-26670-2

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