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J. W. GOETH E.
CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY
G. G. ZERFFI, Ph. Dr.
PROFESSOR OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
AT THE ROYAL MEDICAL COLLEGE, EPSOM,
THE OITY OF LONDON COLLEGE,
Rcu. 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 LABOURS IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION,
THIS PRODUCTION IS INSCRIBED
OBLIGED AND AFFECTIONATE SERVANT,
G. G. ZERFFI.
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
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. ZERFFI.
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