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Nichts vom Vergänglichen, Wie's auch geschah! Uns zu verewigen Sind wir ja da.
About the headline (FAQ)Confirmed with Goethe’s Gedichte. Zweyter Theil., Stuttgart und Tübingen: in der J.G. Cotta’schen Buchhandlung, 1829, page 303.
- by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), no title, appears in Goethe's Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe, letzter Hand, Band III, in 8. Zahme Xenien [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Regal", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Puntdicht", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Gift", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Présent", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Nothing of the fleeting, However it came to be! To immortalize ourselves Is why we are here.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2014 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), no title, appears in Goethe's Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe, letzter Hand, Band III, in 8. Zahme Xenien
This text was added to the website: 2014-09-18
Line count: 4
Word count: 17