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By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

An important paintings of German romanticism in a translation that's said because the definitive English language model. The classic Classics variation additionally comprises NOVELLA, Goethe's poetic imaginative and prescient of an idyllic pastoral society.

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She was away for a few days to fetch Albert. Today I entered her room, she came toward me, and I kissed her hand with a thousand joys. — A new friend, she said, and coaxed it onto her hand. He is intended for my little ones. He is so dear! Look at him! When I give him bread he flutters his wings and pecks so charmingly. He kisses me too, look! As she held the small creature to her mouth, it pressed itself so captivatingly on those sweet lips, as if it could have felt the happiness it was enjoying.

She warded him off; her brother, who had long hated him, intervened; he had long wanted the man out of the house because he feared that if his sister remarried his children would be deprived of the inheritance that now, since she is childless, gives them great hopes; the brother promptly threw him out of the house and made such a fuss about the matter that the woman could not have taken him back even if she had wanted to. Now she has hired another farmhand; about him too, it is said, she has had a falling-out with her brother, and it is asserted for a certainty that she will marry him; but my fellow is firmly resolved not to experience that.

And mostly from foolishness, obtuseness, and narrow-mindedness, even if you listen to them with the greatest indulgence. Sometimes I would like to beg them on my knees not to rage so furiously in their own innards. February 1 7 I am afraid that my ambassador and I are not going to be together much longer. The man is absolutely unbearable. The way he works and conducts business is so ridiculous that I can't prevent myself from contradicting him, and often do something according to my idea and in my way, which he, naturally, never accepts.

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