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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Homage
By Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty (1748–1776)
 
    O YE beauties,
    All my duties
Pay I till my death,
  Song-strains while upraising;
Ever till my death        5
  All your virtues praising.
 
    Ye, O good ones,
    Joy-imbued ones,
Give life its sweet guise,
  Man an angel making,        10
And a paradise
  Of a world law-breaking.
 
    Who the blisses
    Of true kisses
Never tasted hath,        15
  Wanders like one fleeing
O’er life’s beaten path,—
  Is an unborn being.
 
    Who the blisses
    Of true kisses        20
Fully tasted hath,
  Glows with Heaven’s brightness,
And along his path
  Rose-groves spring in lightness.
 
 
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