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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... PAET THE THIRD. CARE IS
TAKEN THAT TREES DO NOT GROW INTO THE SETT. ELEVENTH BOOK. After I
had, in that bower of Sesenheim, finished my talc, in which the
ordinary and the impossible were so agreeably alternated, I
perceived that my hearers, who had already shown peculiar sympathy,
were now enchanted in the highest degree by my singular narrative.
They pressed me urgently to write down the talc, that they might
often repeat it by reading it among themselves, and to others. I
promised this the more willingly, as I thus hoped to gain a pretext
for repeating my visit, and for an opportunity of forming a closer
connexion. The party separated for a moment, and all were inclined
to feel that after a day spent in so lively a manner, the evening
might fall rather flat. From this anxiety I was freed by my friend,
who asked permission to take leave at once, in the name of us both,
because, as an industrious academical citizen, regular in his
studies, he wished to pass the night at Drusenheim, and to be early
in the morning at Strasburg. We both reached our night-quarters in
silence; I, because I felt a grapple on my heart, which drew me
back; he, because he had something else on his mind, which he told
me as soon as we had arrived. "It is strange," he began, "that you
should just hit upon this tale. Did not you remark that it made
quite a peculiar impression?" "Nay," answered I, "how could I help
observing that the elder one laughed more than was consistent at
certain passages, that the younger one shook her head, that all of
you looked significantly at each other, and that you yourself were
nearly put out of countenance. I do not deny that I almost felt
embarrassed myself, for it struck me that it was perhaps improper
to tell the dear girls a...
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
||246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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