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Plato to Goethe  Plato (427?–347? B.C.) was a Greek philosopher and Goethe (1749–1832) a  German poet and dramatist; the passage indicates the education Paul and his peers had, covering  everything from ancient Greek philosophy to the height of German Romanticism. pocket-torch  [British] a flashlight. Poetic League of Göttingen  a spontaneous Göttingen University league of appreciators of romantic  poetry organized in 1771, similar to the "Dead Poet's Society." By 1775, the students eventually  drifted apart after many of them graduated. possy  a location, or position. pothooks  S-shaped hooks for hanging pots or kettles over a fire. Prussians  people of a historical region of northern Germany, on the Baltic. The Prussian ruling class  was regarded as harsh in discipline, militaristic, arrogant, etc. pushing up daisies
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Unformatted text preview: [Slang] dead and buried. quartermaster an officer whose duty it is to provide troops with quarters, clothing, equipment, and so on. quids pieces of chewing tobacco. regiments military units consisting of two or more battalions and forming a basic element of a division. reinforcement-depot a central receiving headquarters where supplies are delivered for distribution to the field. "Saul" a play whose title suggests the first king of Israel. In I Samuel 31:3–13 through II Samuel 1:1– 27, David discovers Saul's body alongside that of the prince, Jonathan, and mourns their wretched deaths on the battlefield. saveloy a highly seasoned, dried English sausage. Saxon a member of an ancient Germanic people of northern Germany; here, a blue-eyed, blond European....
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