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Nathan the Wise

A Dramatic Poem in Five Acts

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Published: 1830
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,657 / 102 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,067
mnybks.net#: 4365
Genre: Drama

Translated by William Taylor of Norwich.

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ng was answerable. The creditors pressed, and Lessing moved to Wittenberg; but he fell ill, and was made so miserable by pressure for impossible payments, that he resolved to break off his studies, go to Berlin, and begin earning by his pen, his first earnings being for the satisfaction of these Leipsic creditors. Lessing went first to Berlin to seek his fortune in December, 1748, when he was nineteen years old. He was without money, without decent clothes, and with but one friend in Berlin, Mylius, who was then editing a small journal, the Rudigersche Zeitung. Much correspondence brought him a little money from the overburdened home, and with addition of some small earning from translations, this enabled him to obtain a suit of clothes, in which he might venture to present himself to strangers in his search for fortune. A new venture with Mylius, a quarterly record of the history of the theatre, was not successful; but having charge committed to him of the library part of Mylius's journal, Lessing had a

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2007.11.20
hassan
*****

i like this dram very much


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