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Nimm dir ein schönes Weib, doch schön...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Nimm dir ein schönes Weib, doch schön mit Maßen,
Zu große Schönheit weckt dir Scheu und Bangen.
Und nimm sie ja recht fügsam und gelassen,
Schlank um die Mitte, schmiegsam wie die Schlangen.
Mußt du ihr dann ein [Röckchen]1 machen lassen,
Wirst du mit wen'ger Seid' und Futter langen,
Und wenn du sie umarmst, ist dir zu Mute,
Als hieltst du einen Blumenstrauß umfangen.


Translation(s): ENG

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1 Gund: "Röcklein"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title unknown, copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-05-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:23
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