by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Du verklagest das Weib, sie schwanke von...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Du verklagest das Weib, sie schwanke von einem zum andern!
Tadle sie nicht: Sie sucht einen beständigen Mann.

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Canon", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2007-11-21
Line count: 2
Word count: 18

Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
You accuse the woman of flitting from one to another!
Do not chide her:  she seeks a steadfast man.


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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-01
Line count: 2
Word count: 19