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The Sorrows of Werter

By Johann Wolfgang Goethe


July 10.

YOU should see how foolish I look in company when her name is mentioned, when anybody talks of her, particularly when they ask me how I like her? -- How I like her! I detest the phrase. {60} What must the man who liked Charlotte, whose heart and senses were not totally captivated by her? -- How I like her! -- A little while ago, I was asked how I liked Ossian.