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Georg Ebers
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 70 pages of information about The Burgomaster's Wife Volume 04.

“Don’t you wish to know what the device means?  Look, a serpent biting its own tail.”

“Aha!” replied the Junker, “the symbol of self-torment.”

“Good, good!  But it has another meaning, which you would do well to notice, Sir Knight.  Do you know the signification of eternity and eternal faith?”

“No, Fraulein, I wasn’t taught to think so deeply at Jena.”

“Of course.  Your teachers were men.  Men and faith, eternal faith!”

“Was Delilah, who betrayed Samson to the Philistines, a man or a woman?” asked Van Hout.

“She was a woman.  The exception, that proves the rule.  Isn’t that so, Maria?”

The burgomaster’s wife made no reply except a silent nod; then indignantly pushed back her chair, and the meal was over.

ETEXT EDITOR’S BOOKMARKS: 

Drinking is also an art, and the Germans are masters of it
Here the new custom of tobacco-smoking was practised
Standing still is retrograding
To whom fortune gives once, it gives by bushels
Youth calls ‘much,’ what seems to older people ‘little’

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