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Withered Leaves. Vol. II. (of III)

A Novel

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Published: 1879
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,670 / 172 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.2
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 332
Added to site: 2011.08.14 30598

The second part of three in this historic novel by german dramatist/author/poet Rudolf Gottschall.

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r did she smile pleasantly at me? And was this smile one of approval of my demeanour and appearance, or of pleasure that a young student also--for the Albertus on my cap showed that I attended the Albertina--should have joined the pious congregation that sat at the feet of the Heaven-sent preacher? Never to be forgotten was the gracious smile, the nobility of form and feature, the deep large eye.

"Like a dream, that beautiful woman glided past me, and years should elapse ere I saw her again.

"I was too shy, too modest to ask about her; I should have expected to destroy the dreamlike charm of that vision by any enquiries; yet whenever afterwards I read the works of the poets, when Shakespeare's, Goethe's, and Schiller's female figures stood before my mind, they invariably borrowed her features. With such deep-blue eyes, Ophelia scattered abroad her flowers, plucked to pieces, Juliet gazed upon her Romeo, Gretchen lay upon her knees before the mater dolorosa. Woman since then appeared mor



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