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Ich schrieb allzeit nur wenig

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich schrieb allzeit nur wenig,
Doch allzeit tugendhaft,
Und hab die Kleinode verzeichnet,
Die sich der Burgschatz beschafft.

Ich schreib' in meine Register
Mit der Aufschrift: Paula - heut ein:
Der Wartburg ist erworben
Ein neuer Edelstein.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with "Der Brautwillkomm auf Wartburg", Fünf Dichtungen von Joseph Viktor von Scheffel, Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp., 1887, page 33. Under the poem are these words: "(Eine Truhe für Schmucksachen und ein altertümliches Schreibzeug.)", which can be translated "(A chest for jewelry and an antique desk set.)"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Harry Joelson


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The virtuous scribe. In the garb of a chancellor. Serious. Pedantic.", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-01-31.
Last modified: 2016-10-24 14:32:00
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Word count: 37

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The virtuous scribe. In the garb of a chancellor. Serious. Pedantic.

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I always wrote but little,
Yet always virtuously,
And I have documented the treasures
That the castle treasury acquired.

I inscribed into my register
The word 'Paula' today:
The Wartburg has gained
A new jewel.

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Text added to the website: 2011-04-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:19
Line count: 8
Word count: 35