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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
 
Gottfried Bürger
 
        [A German poet, author of “Lenore;” born, 1748; died, 1794.]
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You are Goethe, I am Bürger.
          The familiar and consequential manner with which Bürger introduced himself to Goethe in 1800. He was mortified to find that the equality thus assumed was not recognized by the author of “Tasso” and “Iphigenia.”
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