Lessing by Gotthold Ephraim LessingLessing by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing


byGotthold Ephraim Lessing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... NATHAN. And there he lies, without a friend, or money To buy him friends--EECHA. Alas! my father. NATHAN. Lies Without advice, attendance, converse, pity, The prey of agony, of death--, BECHA. WTiere--where? NATHAN. He who, for one he never knew or saw--It is enough for him he is a man--Plunged into fire. DAYA. O Nathan, Nathan, spare her. NATHAN. Who cared not to know aught of her he saved, Declined her presence to escape her thanks--DAYA. Do spare her! NATHAN. Did not wish to see her more, Unless it were a second time to save her--Enough for him he is a man--DATA. Stop, look! NATHAN. He--he, in death, has nothing to console him, But the remembrance of this deed. DAYA. You kill her! NATHAN. And you kill him--or might have done at least--Recha, 't is medicine I give, not poison. He lives--come to thyself--may not be ill--Not even ill--RECHA. Surely not dead, not dead. NATHAN. Dead surely not--for God rewards the good Done here below, here too. Go; but remember How easier far devout enthusiasm is Than a good action; and how willingly Our indolence takes up with pious rapture, Tho' at the time unconscious of its end, Only to save the toil of useful deeds. RECHA. Oh, never leave again thy child alone!--But can he not be only gone a journey? NATHAN. Yes, very likely. There's a Mussulman Numbering with curious eye my laden camels; Do you know who he is? DAYA. Oh, your old dervis. NATHAN. Who--who? DAYA. Your chess companion. NATHAN. That, Al-Hafi? DAYA. And now the treasurer of Saladin. NATHAN. Al-Hafi? Are you dreaming? How was this? In fact it is so. He seems coming hither. In with you quick!--What now am I to hear? Nathan and Hapi. Hafi. Aye, lift thine eyes in wonder. NATHAN. Is it you? A dervis so magnificent!--HAFI. Why not? Can nothing...
Title:LessingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217339883

ISBN - 13:9780217339889