The Serapion Brethren

Vol. I

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Author: E.T.A. Hoffmann
Published: 1819
Language: English
Wordcount: 211,715 / 596 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.8
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 658
Added to site: 2010.03.30
mnybks.net#: 27183
Origin: gutenberg.org
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pasteboard, and the dignitaries of the realm wore quaint head-dresses. The symbol of the fraternity was a silver box with a hen sitting on eggs on the lid. At the time when I forgathered with this pleasant company, there was a large proportion of talented people in its ranks, so that it was entertaining enough, as far a it went."

"I have no doubt it was," said Lothair, "but I can't comprehend how a thing of the kind could be kept up for any length of time. The best of jokes loses its point if it is kept going so long as it seems to have been in this 'Lodge of the Clucking Hen,' if I may so style it. You have both, Theodore and Ottmar, told us of clubs on a grand scale, with their rules, regulations, and mystifications. Let me direct your attention to what was probably the very minutest club that ever, I should think, existed on this earth. In a certain little town on the Polish frontier, occupied, at the time, by Prussia, the only German officials were an old captain--retired on account of bad

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