Translation © by Sharon Krebs

An Montalto, den Baron
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
An Montalto, den Baron,
   Der - als Gestern mein Gesang
   Keuschen Lächelns Minnelohn
   Von der Herrin sich errang -
   Seinen Mund verzog zum Hohn:
   Ist dies ernste Blatt gestellt,
   Fordernd ihn hinaus ins Feld.
   Schwert an Schwert, und Blut an Blut,
   So wird Schlimmes wieder gut.

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Confirmed with Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, "Folko und Isula. Lieder eines Troubadours," Taschenbuch für das Jahr 1814. Der Liebe und Freundschaft gewidmet, herausgegeben von Dr. St. Schütze, Frankfurt am Mayn: bei Friedrich Wilman, [1814], page 100


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Challenge", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2016-03-08 00:00:00
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Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
To Montalto, the baron,
   Who - when yesterday my song
   Garnered the reward of courtly love
   In the form of a chaste smile from my mistress -
   Curled his lip in scorn:
   [To him] this solemn sheet is addressed,
   Calling him out into the field.
   Sword against sword, and blood against blood,
   Thus shall evil be avenged.


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Text added to the website: 2016-03-08 00:00:00
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