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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
German poet, novelist and dramatist
(1749-1832)



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Kennst du das Land, wo die Zitronen blühn,
Im dunklen Laub die Gold-Orangen glühn,
Ein sanfter Wind vom blauen Himmel weht,
Die Myrte still und hoch der Lorbeer steht,
Kennst du es wohl?
Dahin! Dahin
Möcht' ich mit dir, o mein Geliebter, zieh'n.

Know you the land where the lemon trees bloom?
In the dark foliage the gold oranges glow,
A gentle breeze blows from the azure sky,
The myrtle stands still, and the laurel high --
Do you know it well?
There, there
I would go with you, O my beloved!
-- Wilhlem Meisters Lehrjahre (1795-96)

Über allen Gipfeln
Ist Ruh.

Over all the mountain tops
Is peace.
-- Wanderers Nachtlied (1821)


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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