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Schönste Tugend einer Seele

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schönste Tugend einer Seele,
Reinster Quell der Zärtlichkeit!
Mehr als Biron, als Pamele
Ideal und Seltenheit!
Wenn ein andres Feuer brennet,
Flieht dein zärtlich schwaches Licht;
Dich fühlt nur, wer dich nicht kennet,
Wer dich kennt, der fühlt dich nicht.

Göttin, in dem Paradiese
Lebtest du mit uns vereint;
Noch erscheinst du mancher Wiese
Morgens, eh die Sonne scheint.
Nur der sanfte Dichter siehet
Dich im Nebelkleide ziehn;
Phöbus kömmt, der Nebel fliehet,
Und im Nebel bist du hin.

Translation(s): FRE

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "À l'innocence", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-08-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:09
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Word count: 79

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