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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Germany: Vols. XVII–XVIII.  1876–79.
 
Weimar
On Seeing the Goethe–Schiller Monument at Weimar
George Browning (1813?–1878)
 
ON the Platz before the theatre
  In the town of Weimar stand
Goethe, Schiller,—two immortals,
  Idols of their fatherland!
Germany indeed may point with        5
  Pride unto that poet pair;
As in life they by each other
  Stood, so now the wreath they share.
One the Reaper cut down early,
  Scarce had shone on him life’s prime;        10
But the other lived to carry
  On his locks the silver rime.
Honored by their prince and country
  In the Fürstengraft they lie,
Side by side their bodies crumble,        15
  But their works will live for aye.
 
 
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