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Die Faulheit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Fleiß und Arbeit lob ich nicht.
Fleiß und Arbeit [lob] 1 ein Bauer.
[Ja, der Bauer selber spricht,
Fleiß und Arbeit wird ihm sauer.] 2
Faul zu sein, sei meine Pflicht;
Diese Pflicht ermüdet nicht.
Bruder, laß das Buch voll Staub.
Willst du länger mit ihm wachen?
[Morgen bist du selber Staub! ] 2
Laß uns faul in allen Sachen,
[Nur nicht faul zu Lieb und Wein,] 3
Nur nicht faul zur Faulheit sein.

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1 "lobt" in Schale
2 Omitted by Schale

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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