by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Seh' ich den Pilgrim, so kann ich mich...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Seh' ich den Pilgrim, so kann ich mich nie der Tränen enthalten.
O, wie beseliget uns Menschen ein falscher Begriff!

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Goethes Werke, erster Band, ed. by Erich Trunz, Müchen: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Oscar Beck), 1981, page 175. Appears in Venetianische Epigramme, no. 5


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "When I see a pilgrim, I can never . . .", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Melanie Trumbull

This text was added to the website: 2004-12-20
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Word count: 20