by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729 - 1781)

Mein Esel sicherlich
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Mein Esel sicherlich
Muß klüger sein, als ich.
Ja, klüger muß er sein!
[Er fand sich selbst in Stall hinein]1,
Und kam doch von der Tränke.
Man denke!

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1 Karg-Elert: "Denn er fand in'n Stall sich selbst hinein"

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This text was added to the website: 2007-01-11
Line count: 6
Word count: 28