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#643 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“He who feels betrayed by God / Indeed is well betrayed”

Fabulous AQS in German on an off-white 7.25 x 4.5 sheet, boldly signed at the conclusion, “Goethe,” and dated Weimar, January 10, 1814. In full (translated): “He who feels betrayed by God / Indeed is well betrayed.” Scattered toning, discoloration, and foxing, otherwise fine condition. Just as the central conflict in Goethe’s retelling of Faust arises from a bet made between God and Mephistopheles—the opposing forces of good and evil—this quote establishes tension between God and man through its rhetorical opposition. An apparently unpublished aphorism from the hand of Goethe, magnificent as a representation of his poetic mastery. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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