1] In Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774), the hopeless protagonist falls in love with Charlotte as she is giving bread and butter to her brothers and sisters.
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of English, University of Toronto.
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Original text: The Capital 2:23:1 (August 11, 1872).
Publication date note: Cf. Palace-Burner: The Selected Poetry of Sarah Piatt, ed. Paula Bennett (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2001): 33.
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2004
Recent editing: 1:2004/4/2
Other poems by Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt