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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Song: ‘My lady dearly loves a pretty bird’
By Heinrich von Morungen (d. 1222)
 
Translation of Edgar Taylor

  MY lady dearly loves a pretty bird,
    That sings and echoes back her gentle tone;
  Were I, too, near her, never should be heard
    A songster’s note more pleasant than my own,—
  Sweeter than sweetest nightingale I’d sing.        5
          For thee, my lady fair,
          This yoke of love I bear:
Deign thou to comfort me, and ease my sorrowing.
 
  Were but the troubles of my heart by her
    Regarded, I would triumph in my pain;        10
  But her proud heart stands firmly, and the stir
    Of passionate grief o’ercomes not her disdain.
  Yet, yet I do remember how before
          My eyes she stood and spoke,
          And on her gentle look        15
My earnest gaze was fixed: oh, were it so once more!
 
 
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