Goethe's Works Volume . 5

Goethe's Works Volume . 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...be against me; with thee I lost every thing that bound me to life. I die content, for they have assured me that the child is healthy and will live. Listen to old Barbara; forgive her: farewell, and forget me not.," What a painful, and yet, to his comfort, half enigmatic letter! Its contents pierced through his heart, as the children, stuttering and stammering, pronounced and repeated them. " That's what has come of it! " said the crone, not waiting till he had recovered. "Thank Heaven, that, having lost so true a love, you have still left you so fine a child. Your grief will be unequalled when you learn how the poor, good girl stood faithful to you to the end, how miserable she became, and what she sacrificed for your sake." " Let me drain the cup of sorrow and of joy at once! " cried Wilhelm. " Convince me, even persuade me, that she was a good girl, that she deserved respect as well as love: then leave me to my grief for her irreparable loss." " It is not yet time," said Barbara: " I have work to do, and I would not we were seen together. Let it be a secret that Felix is your son: I should have too much abuse to suffer from the company, for having formerly deceived them. Mignon will not betray us: she is good and close." " I have known it long, and I said nothing," answered Mignon. " How is it possible? " cried Barbara. " Whence? " cried Wilhelm. " The spirit told it me." " Where? Where?" " In the vault, when the old man drew his knife, it called to me, ' Bring his father; ' and I thought it must be thou." " IV/to called to thee?" " I know not: in my heart, in...show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548353
  • 9781236548351