by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Donna (Bareket) Breitzer

Laß sie nur gehn, die so die Stolze...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Laß sie nur gehn, die so die Stolze spielt,
Das Wunderkräutlein aus dem Blumenfeld.
Man sieht, wohin ihr blankes Auge zielt,
Da Tag um Tag ein andrer ihr gefällt.
Sie treibt es grade wie Toscanas Fluß,
Dem jedes Berggewässer folgen muß.
Sie treibt es wie der Arno, will mir scheinen:
Bald hat sie viel Bewerber, bald nicht einen.

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  • ENG English (Donna Bareket) , title 1: "Let her go, she who plays the proud", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

Text added to the website: 2004-01-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:03
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Word count: 58

Let her go, she who plays the proud
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Let her go, she who plays the proud,
 The magic herb of the flowery field.
 It's clear what her bright eyes are after,
 As day after day she likes a different man.
 She carries on just like Tuscany's river,
 Which all mountain streams must follow.
 She goes on like the Arno, it seems to me:
 Now she has many followers, soon not one.

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Text added to the website: 2004-01-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:03
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Word count: 64