The Sorrows of Young Werther
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (translated by R.D. Boylan)
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Wilhelm, the man about whom I wrote to you that man so enviable in his misfortunes was secretary to Charlotte’s father; and an unhappy passion for her which he cherished, concealed, and at length discovered, caused him to be dismissed from his situation. This made him mad. Think, whilst you peruse this plain narration, what an impression the circumstance has made upon me! But it was related to me by Albert with as much calmness as you will probably peruse it.