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Epilogue To Schiller's Song Of The Bell Epilogue To Schiller's Song Of The Bell

Epilogue To Schiller's Song Of The Bell
(This fine piece, written originally in 1805, on Schiller's death, was altered and recast by Goethe in 1815, on the occasion of the performance on the stage of the Song of the Bell. Hence the allusion in the last verse.) To this city joy reveal it! Peace as its first signal peal it! (Song of the Bell--concluding lines.)AND so it proved! The nation... Poems - Post by : train2 - Date : March 2010 - Author : Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - Read : 1202

L'envoi L'envoi

L'envoi
Now, gentle reader, is our journey ended,Mute is our minstrel, silent is our song;Sweet the bard's voice whose strains our course attended,Pleasant the paths he guided us along.Now must we part,--Oh word all full of sadness,Changing to pensive retrospect our gladness!Reader, farewell! we part perchance for ever,Scarce may I hope to meet with thee again;But e'en though fate our fellowship may sever,Reader, will aught to mark that tie remain?Yes! there is left one sad sweet bond of union,--Sorrow at parting links us in communion.But of the twain, the greater is my sorrow,--Reader, and why?--Bethink thee of the sun,How, when he sets,... Poems - Post by : dandir2 - Date : March 2010 - Author : Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - Read : 1907