The great author of Wilhelm Meister is the most remarkable exception to this rule, and Lessing is only second to him.
When we pass to "Wilhelm Meister," we are in quite a different world.
About the same time the translation of Wilhelm Meister was issued through the agency of an Edinburgh publisher.
I cannot take your thanks, my dear Hal, about "Wilhelm Meister."
He translated Goethe's "Wilhelm Meister," for which he received £180.
Wilhelm Meister is, as Niebuhr truly said, "a ménagerie of tame animals."
Without the pathetic episode of "Mignon," the novel of "Wilhelm Meister" would lose much of its dramatic strength and quality.
Goethe must have had this passage in his mind when he wrote the fine tribute to the dignity of housekeeping in "Wilhelm Meister."
The whole thing is a good deal borrowed from Wilhelm Meister.
He spent the afternoon, they all spent the afternoon, and the occasion reminded him of pages in Wilhelm Meister.