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Die Eule

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Eule scheut das Sonnenlicht,
Und kriecht in finstre Höhlen:
Warum? weil ihre Werke nicht
Den Menschen sich empfehlen.

Mich übereile keine That,
Die ich einst muß bereuen!
Denn wer ein gut Gewissen hat,
Braucht nie den Tag zu scheuen.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Kleine Lyrische Gedichte von C.F. Weisse, III. Theil, Wien: F.A. Schrämbl, MDCCXCIII (1793), page 101.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The owl", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2013-10-31.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:15
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Word count: 40

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