Minna Von Barnhelm, Oder, Das Soldatenglück, Lustspiel in Fünf Aufzügen

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D. C. Heath & Company, 1898 - 178 pages
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Page 144 - Beyond the pomp of dress; for loveliness Needs not the foreign aid of ornament, But is when unadorned adorned the most.
Page xxvii - If it is not better than any of my other dramatic pieces, I am firmly resolved to have nothing more to do with the theatre." It passes even 'now for the best German comedy, and gave artistic completion to his study of the drama. The secret of its popularity lies in the fact that Lessing entirely broke with the traditions of the stage, and instead of the conventional theatrical figures represents in this play characters taken from real life...
Page 77 - You remain astonished to hear me from so great, great a family, qui est ve"ritablement du sang royal. II faut le dire ; je suis sans doute le cadet le plus aventureux que la maison n'a jamais eu.

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