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Ach die gliederlösende böse Liebe quält...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Aeolic Greek

Ach die gliederlösende böse Liebe quält mich,
Lieblichbitter singet der untreffbare Vogel, 
Liebster Artis, du warst mir einst so spröde,
Nur auf Andromeden dein Herz gerichtet.

O Mädchenthum, o Mädchenthum,
Wo gehst du hin von mir?
Ich komm nicht mehr, ich komm nicht mehr,
Ich komme nie zu dir.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with J. G. von Herder's Ausgewählte Werke in einem Bande, Stuttgart und Tübingen, J.G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1844, page 331.

Note: this translation appears to be based upon several fragments. Lines 2-4 come from the fragment beginning "Ἄτθι, σοὶ δ' ἔμεθεν μεν ἀπήχθετο"; and the second stanza appears to come from the fragment beginning "Παρθενία, παρθενία".

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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Text added to the website: 2018-12-03.
Last modified: 2018-12-03 14:53:25
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