by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947)

Nein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ich soll nicht auf den Meister schwören,
Und immerfort den Meister hören!
Nein, ich weiß, er kann nicht lügen,
Will mich gern mit ihm betrügen.

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  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "No", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2010-02-02
Line count: 4
Word count: 25

No
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I shall not swear by the expert,
And yet always pay attention to him.
No, I know, he cannot so much lie,
As be tricked easily by me.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2010-02-02
Line count: 4
Word count: 28