The Sorrows of Young Werther

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The Sorrows of Young Werther

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Robert Southey to Horace Walpole Bedford, 24 January - 18 February 1794: "I need not tell you with what pleasure my frequent perusals of Werter have been attended. for six months I was never without it in my pocket — the character is natural. at least it appeared so when tried by the touch-stone of my own heart. yet there are some minds upon which this would operate differently. to use a vulgar proverb “what"s one man"s meet [sic] is another man"s poison"". I consider suicide as a crime — as heinous as irrevocable. if you can suppose a man without connections friends or relations, still suicide would not be justifiable. while there is a possibility that life can be of service to society it is criminal to die."

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Related place
England
Related people
Southey, Robert
Related place
England
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The Sorrows of Young Werther

Reading experience
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Evidence

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Accessed on 2019/10/23 18:13:40

Related place
England
Related people
Southey, Robert
Related place
England
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