Poetry and Truth From My Own Life, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) by Johann Wolfgang von GoethePoetry and Truth From My Own Life, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Poetry and Truth From My Own Life, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

byJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

Paperback | April 27, 2018

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Excerpt from Poetry and Truth From My Own Life, Vol. 2

Of course, I answered, how could I help observing that the elder sister laughed unreasonably 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 must confess I almost felt em barrassed myself, for it struck me that it was perhaps unwise to tell the dear creatures a parcel of idle tales they had better never have known, and to give them such a bad opinion of the male sex as they must naturally have formed from the character of the hero. You are quite beside the mark, he said, and, indeed, how should you know? These girls are not so unacquainted with such matters as you imagine, for the higher class of society around them gives them plenty of occasion for re?ection; and there happens to be, on the other side of the Rhine, exactly such a married pair as you describe, allowing a little for fancy and exaggeration; the husband just as big, rough, and stolid, - the wife so pretty and dainty, that he could easily hold her in his hand. Their mutual position in other respects, their history altogether, so exactly fits in with your tale, that the girls seriously asked me whether you knew the persons in question and were describing them in jest. I assured them that you did not, and you will do well to leave the tale unwritten. By the help of delays and pretexts we shall soon be able to let the matter drop.

I was much astonished, for I had had no such couple in my mind either on this or the other side of the Rhine nor could I have explained how I came by the idea. I liked to amuse myself by such imaginary adventures, and was convinced it would be the same with others, when they heard me tell them.

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Title:Poetry and Truth From My Own Life, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:338 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:April 27, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0243197551

ISBN - 13:9780243197552

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