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On a Cornelian Heart which was Broken

Language: English

Ill-fated Heart! and can it be,
That thou should'st thus be rent in twain?
Have years of care for thine and thee
Alike been all employ'd in vain?

Yet precious seems each shatter'd part,
And every fragment dearer grown,
Since he who wears thee feels thou art
A fitter emblem of his own.


Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), adapted by Ernst Ortlepp (1800 - 1864) , title 1: "Auf ein zerbrochenes Herz von Carneol" ENG by Josephine Lang.

Text added to the website: 2003-10-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:56
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