|Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (17291781). Minna von Barnhelm.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
LADY in mourning, MAJOR VON TELLHEIM, JUST
Lady. I ask your pardon, sir.
| Maj. T. Whom do you seek, Madam?|| 2|
| Lady. The worthy gentleman with whom I have the honour of speaking. You do not know me again. I am the widow of your late captain.|| 3|
| Maj. T. Good heavens, Madam, how you are changed!|| 4|
| Lady. I have just risen from a sick bed, to which grief on the loss of my husband brought me. I am troubling you at a very early hour, Major von Tellheim, but I am going into the country, where a kind, but also unfortunate friend, has for the present offered me an asylum.|| 5|
| Maj. T. (to JUST). Leave us.|| 6|