Minna Von Barnhelm

Author: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Scene IV. Major Von Tellheim

MAJ. T. (calling after her). Announce me! Speak for me, Franziska! I shall follow you directly. What shall I say to her? Yet where the heart can speak, no preparation is necessary. There is one thing only which may need a studied turn . . . this reserve, this scrupulousness of throwing herself, unfortunate as she is, into my arms; this anxiety to make a false show of still possessing that happiness which she has lost through me. How she is to exculpate herself to herself—for by me it is already forgiven—for this distrust in my honour, in her own worth . . . Ah! here she comes.


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Chicago: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, "Scene IV. Major Von Tellheim," Minna Von Barnhelm, ed. CM01B10.Txt - 149 Kb, CM01B10.Zip - 56 Kb and trans. Wisdom, J. H., Murray, Marr in Minna Von Barnhelm (New York: The Modern Library Publishers, 1918), Original Sources, accessed March 29, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DL2DGP5GZTEYL8I.

MLA: Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim. "Scene IV. Major Von Tellheim." Minna Von Barnhelm, edited by CM01B10.Txt - 149 Kb, CM01B10.Zip - 56 Kb, and translated by Wisdom, J. H., Murray, Marr, in Minna Von Barnhelm, New York, The Modern Library Publishers, 1918, Original Sources. 29 Mar. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DL2DGP5GZTEYL8I.

Harvard: Lessing, GE, 'Scene IV. Major Von Tellheim' in Minna Von Barnhelm, ed. and trans. . cited in 1918, Minna Von Barnhelm, The Modern Library Publishers, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 29 March 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DL2DGP5GZTEYL8I.