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WITH

CRITICAL

AND

EXPLANATORY NOTES.

BY

G. G. ZERFFI, PH. DR.

PROFESSOR OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

AT THE ROYAL MEDICAL COLLEGE,

WESTBOURNE COLLEGE, BAYSWATER,
THE METROPOLITAN EVENING CLASSES FOR YOUNG MEN AT CROSBY HALL,

THE ELMS AND PARK HOUSE LADIES' COLLEGES, &c., &c.

“Faustum vero et Mephistophelem ita nobis exhibuit,

uit, quibus finibus terminetur intellectus humans,
quid rectum sit in voluntatibus, honestum in con-
siliis, sincerum in studiis, ante oculos poneret,
doceretque nullum esse hominibus male volentem
genium magis metuendum, quam reconditam in
pectoris penetralibus stultam chilliditatem, quæ per-
verse imitatur prudentiam, inducitque miseros, ut
fraude malisque artibus in suam ipsi perniciem
ruant." - Dr. ÉICHSTÆDT.

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LONDON.
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & Co.

1859.

285. n.64.

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The trunslation of the notes is reserved by the Author.

TO THE

Rev. Charles Mackenzie,

• A.M., PEMBROKE COLLEGE, OXFORD, PREBENDARY OF ST. PAUL'S,

HEAD-MASTER OF WESTBOURNE COLLEGE,

HONORARY SECRETARY OF THE METROPOLITAN EVENING CLASSES

AT CROSBY HALL, &c., &c.,

AS A SLIGHT BUT MOST SINCERE TOKEN OF GRATITUDE

FOR HIS KINDNESS,

AND OF ESTEEM

FOR HIS EMINENT LABOYRS IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION,

THIS PRODUCTION IS INSCRIBED

BY HIS

OBLIGED AND AFFECTIONATE SERVANT,

G. G. ZERFFI.

DEAR SIR,

During my residence in England I have received from you so much kindness and encouragement that I only perform an agreeable duty in dedicating this work to you.

My object in this edition of Goethe's Masterpiece has been to promote a greater appreciation of the Language and immortal Classics of Germany. Such an aim, I am sure, you will approve, well disposed as you always are to take the will for the deed. The will has certainly been good, but the deed will require, I know, the indulgence of so kind and lenient a critic as you have always proved to

Yours most obediently,

G. G. ZERFFI.

16, Westbourne Gardens, Bayswater,

June, 1859.

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