|Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (17291781). Minna von Barnhelm.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
An ORDERLY, MAJOR VON TELLHEIM, MINNA, FRANZISKA
Fran. (seeing the ORDERLY). Hist, Major!
| Maj. T. (to the ORDERLY). Who do you want?|| 2|
| Ord. I am looking for Major von Tellheim. Ah! you are the Major, I see. I have to give this letter from his Majesty the King (taking one out of his bag).|| 3|
| Maj. T. To me?|| 4|
| Ord. According to the direction.|| 5|
| Min. Franziska, do you hear? The Chevalier spoke the truth after all.|| 6|
| Ord. (whilst TELLHEIM takes the letter). I beg your pardon, Major; you should properly have had it yesterday, but I could not find you out. I learnt your address this morning only from Lieutenant Riccaut, on parade.|| 7|
| Fran. Do you hear, my lady?That is the Chevaliers minister. What is the name of de ministre-bout dere, on de broad place?|| 8|
| Maj. T. I am extremely obliged to you for your trouble.|| 9|
| Ord. It is my duty, Major. (Exit.)|| 10|