In 1806 Kleist had resigned his appointment and left Knigsberg.
The Reich is defenceless, at the feet of Kleist and his 6,000.
In Leipzig Lessing had also an opportunity of developing his friendship with Kleist who happened to be stationed there.
But tell me, though, why did Kleist of Protzen take his discharge?'
Who but the king would show the beautiful Madame von Kleist such an honor?
All poets feel deeply the words of Kleist, “Life is a journey.”
Nothing is said about this in regard to Kleist, of whose inner life we know so little.
General Kleist commands, and has no less an army than 170,000.
He also composed in 1883 a symphonic poem on the Penthesilea of his friend Kleist.
Madame von Kleist sighed, and her beautiful bright eyes filled with tears.