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WILHELM MEISTER.

VOL. II.

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APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAVELS.

FROM THE GERMAN OF

GOETHE

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

APPRENTICESHIP.

A NEW EDITION, REVISED AND EDITED

BY

THOMAS CARLYLE.

PHILADELPHIA:

LEA AND BLANCHARD.

Apr 22.193

LIBRARY

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WILHELM MEISTER'S

APPRENTICESHIP.

BOOK V.

CHAPTER J.

Thus Wilhelm, to his pair of former wounds, which were yet scarcely healed, had now got the accession of a third, which was fresh and not a little disagreeable. Aurelia would not suffer him to call a surgeon; she dressed the hand with all manner of strange speeches, saws,

and ceremonies; and so placed him in a very painful situation. Yet not he alone, but all persons who came near her, suffered by her restlessness and singularity: and no one more than little Felix. This stirring child was exceedingly impatient under such oppression, and showed himself still naughtier, the more she censured and instructed him.

He delighted in some practices which commonly are thought bad habits, and in which she would not by any means indulge him. He would drink, for example, rather from the bottle than the glass; and his food seemed visibly to have a better relish when eaten from the bowl than from the plate. Such ill-breeding was not overlooked: if he left the door standing open, or slammed it to; if when bid to do anything, he stood stock-still, or ran off violently,

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