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Der Sonderling

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sobald der Mensch sich kennt,
Sieht er, er sei ein Narr;
Und gleichwohl zürnt der Narr,
Wenn man ihn also nennt.

Sobald der Mensch sich kennt,
Sieht er, er sei nicht klug;
Doch ists ihm lieb genug,
Wenn man ihn [weise]1 nennt.

Ein jeder, der mich kennt,
Spricht: Welcher Sonderling!
Nur diesem ists ein Ding,
Wie ihn die Welt auch nennt.


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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Text added to the website: 2007-11-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:30
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