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Margarete Münsterberg, ed., trans.  A Harvest of German Verse.  1916.
I Dreamed a Princess Came to Me
By Heinrich Heine (1799–1856)
I DREAMED a princess came to me
With pale and tearful face.
We sat beneath the linden tree
In lovers’ fond embrace.
“I do not want thy father’s throne,        5
Nor yet his sceptre of gold,
His diamond crown I would not own—
Thee, fairest, I want to hold.”
“That may not be,” she spake to me,
“I lie in my grave below—        10
Only at night I come to thee,
Because I love thee so.”

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