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Who never ate his bread in sorrow, / Who never spent the darksome hours / Weeping, and watching for the morrow,— / He knows ye not, ye gloomy Powers.
Wilhelm Meister. Book ii. Chap. xiii.
J.W. von Goethe
Harvard Classics, Vol. 19, Part 3
 
Egmont
 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 
Perhaps best known from Beethoven’s overture, Goethe’s Egmont represents a classic work of Sturm und Drang literature. Count Egmont leads an ultimately tragic rebellion against Spanish rule in The Netherlands.
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record  Dramatis Personæ
TRANSLATED BY ANNA SWANWICK

NEW YORK: P.F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY, 1909–14
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2001
 
 
Introductory Note
 
Act I
Scene I
Scene II
Scene III
Act II
Scene I
Scene II
Act III
Scene I
Scene II
Act IV
Scene I
Scene II
Act V
Scene I
Scene II
Scene III
Scene IV


 
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