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Totalität

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Kavalier von Kopf und Herz
Ist überall willkommen;
Er hat mit seinem Witz und Scherz
Manch Weibchen eingenommen:
Doch wenn's ihm fehlt an Faust und Kraft,
Wer mag ihn dann beschützen?
Und wenn er keinen Hintern hat,
Wie mag der Edle sitzen?


Translation(s): ENG

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  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title 1: "Totality", 2010, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2011-12-28.
Last modified: 2015-09-28 15:09:32
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Totality

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

A well-bred gentleman in head and heart
Is welcomed everywhere;
He has, with his gentleman's wit so smart,
Caught women in his snare:
When fist and strength depart, alas,
Who then shall sure defend him?
When bent with age and thin of ass,
How sits that noble, who once was trim?


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Text added to the website: 2011-12-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:44
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