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

Im neuen Jahr
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Im neuen Jahre Glück und Heil!
Auf Weh und Wunden gute Salbe!
Auf groben Klotz ein grober Keil!
Auf einen Schelmen anderthalbe!

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

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "In the New Year", 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: 22

In the New Year
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
In the new year, fortune and health!
For grief and pain a decent cure!
From coarse oafs some effective distance!
And one and a half times that from a rogue!

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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: 30