Fiction > Harvard Classics > Gotthold Ephraim Lessing > Minna von Barnhelm
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781).  Minna von Barnhelm.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Act V
Scene XV

  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 can’t yet; there is something, I don’t 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. Sergeant—don’t 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! It’s a match!—In ten years’ time you shall be a general’s wife, or a widow!  14


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