|Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (17291781). Minna von Barnhelm.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
Fran. (aside). Yes, indeed, he is more than good!Such a man will never fall in my way again.It must come out. (Approaching WERNER bashfully.) Mr. Sergeant!
| Wer. (wiping his eyes). Well!|| 2|
| Fran. Mr. Sergeant|| 3|
| Wer. What do you want, little woman?|| 4|
| Fran. Look at me, Mr. Sergeant.|| 5|
| Wer. I cant yet; there is something, I dont know what, in my eyes.|| 6|
| Fran. Now do look at me!|| 7|
| Wer. I am afraid I have looked at you too much already, little woman!There, now I can see you. What then?|| 8|
| Fran. Mr. Sergeantdont you want a Mrs. Sergeant?|| 9|
| Wer. Do you really mean it, little woman?|| 10|
| Fran. Really I do.|| 11|
| Wer. And would you go with me to Persia even?|| 12|
| Fran. Wherever you please.|| 13|
| Wer. You will! Hullo, Major, no boasting! At any rate I have got as good a wife, and as trusty a friend, as you.Give me your hand, my little woman! Its a match!In ten years time you shall be a generals wife, or a widow!|| 14|