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“In M---, an important town in northern Italy, the widowed Marquise of O---, a lady of unblemished reputation and the mother of several well-brought-up children, inserted the following announcement in the newspapers: that she had, without knowledge of the cause, come to find herself in a certain situation; that she would like the father of the child she was expecting to disclose his identity to her; that she was resolved, out of consideration to her family, to marry him.”


Heinrich von Kleist, The Marquise of O— and Other Stories
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The Marquise of O— and Other Stories The Marquise of O— and Other Stories by Heinrich von Kleist
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