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August ‑ Inserat

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die verehrlichen Jungen, welche heuer
Meine Äpfel und Birnen zu stehlen gedenken,
Ersuche ich höflichst, bei diesem Vergnügen
Wo möglich insoweit sich zu beschränken,
Daß sie daneben auf den Beeten
Mir die Wurzeln und Erbsen nicht zertreten.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

    [ None yet in the database ]

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

  • ENG English (Knut W. Barde) , title 1: "August - Advertisement", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Août - Avis", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-04-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:18
Line count: 6
Word count: 37

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August ‑ Advertisement

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The honorable boys who intend to swipe
my apples and pears when they are ripe
are requested most courteously when pursuing this pleasure
to watch out for some of my other treasure;
so when they take my apples and pears off the trees
they don't stomp on the beets, peas and seeds that grow beneath.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2006 by Knut W. Barde, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2006-04-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:18
Line count: 6
Word count: 55