Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (17291781). Minna von Barnhelm. The Harvard Classics. 190914.
MAJOR VON TELLHEIM
Maj. T. How do I feel! My whole soul has acquired a new impulse. My own unhappiness bowed me to the ground; made me fretful, short-sighted, shy, careless: her unhappiness raises me. I see clearly again, and feel myself ready and capable of undertaking anything for her sake. Why do I tarry? (Is going towards MINNAS room, when FRANZISKA comes out of it.)