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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Entertainment
By Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787–1862)
 
Translation of Charles Timothy Brooks

I STOPPED at an inn one day to dine:
  The host was a generous fellow;
A golden apple, for a sign,
  Hung out on a branch, so mellow.
 
It was the good old apple-tree        5
  Himself so nobly dined me;
Sweet fare and sparkling juices he
  Was pleased and proud to find me.
 
To his green-house came many a guest,
  Light-wingèd and light-hearted;        10
They sang their best, they ate his best,
  Then up they sprang and departed.
 
I found a bed to rest my head—
  A bed of soft green clover;
The host a great cool shadow spread        15
  For a quilt, and covered me over.
 
I asked him what I had to pay:
  I saw his head shake slightly;—
Oh, blest be he, for ever and aye,
  Who treated me so politely.        20
 
 
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