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HERMANN AND DOROTHEA.

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GOETHE'S

HERMANN AND DOROTHEA.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES.

BY

WILHELM WAGNER, PH. D.

PROFESSOR AT THE JOHANNEUM, HAMBURG.

EDITED FOR THE SYNDICS OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

Cambridge:
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

London: CAMBRIDGE WAREHOUSE, 17, PATERNOSTER Row.
Cambridge : DEIGHTON, BELL, AND CO.

1876.

(All Rights reserved.]

28853 4.4

PREFACE.

The present Edition of Goethe's well-known poem has been a labour of love; and indeed it is impossible that a German should prepare a commentary upon this gem of his national literature but with feelings of the greatest reverence and admiration for so great and yet so simple a work of art. The Editor has consulted most of the literature which has gradually gathered around this poem, and hopes to have given a digest of the labours of the German commentators in a form acceptable to the English reader.

HAMBURG,

November 17, 1875.

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