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Es stand vor eines Hauses Tor

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es stand vor eines Hauses Tor
Ein Esel mit gespitztem Ohr,
Der käute sich sein Bündel Heu
Gedankenvoll und still entzwei. --

Nun kommen da und bleiben stehn
Der naseweisen Buben zween,
Die auch sogleich, indem sie lachen,
Verhaßte Redensarten machen,

Womit man denn bezwecken wollte,
Daß sich der Esel ärgern sollte. -

Doch dieser hocherfahrne Greis
Beschrieb nur einen halben Kreis,
Verhielt sich stumm und zeigte itzt
Die Seite, wo der Wedel sitzt.

Translation(s): ENG

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Wilhelm Busch self-caricature", written 2010, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-10-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:07
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