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The Sorrows of Young Werther

The Sorrows of Young Werther

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The Sorrows of Young Werther by J.W. von Goethe, as published (freely) by Pennsylvania State University.
The Sorrows of Young Werther by J.W. von Goethe, as published (freely) by Pennsylvania State University.

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their hopes, and deceived in their expectations. I have paid a

visit to my good old woman under the lime-trees. The eldest

boy ran out to meet me: his exclamation of joy brought out

his mother, but she had a very melancholy look. Her first

word was, “Alas! dear sir, my little John is dead.” He was the

youngest of her children. I was silent. “And my husband has

returned from Switzerland without any money; and, if some

kind people had not assisted him, he must have begged his

way home. He was taken ill with fever on his journey.” I

could answer nothing, but made the little one a present. She

invited me to take some fruit: I complied, and left the place

with a sorrowful heart.

AUGUST 21

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