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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Ein uralter Spruch
By Heinrich Heine
 
MOST prayers of my childhood days
  From memory have fled,
No prayer at meals, at rising,
  Nor when I go to bed.
But one I hold in high esteem,        5
  And looms in large proportion;
My stay it is in happy hours,
  And staff in my misfortune.
And would you know this pray’r of mine,
  Mosaic interwoven?        10
It is the ancient formula
  Boree Peri Hagofen.
 
 
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