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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: ‘Mine is the fortune of a simple child’
By Heinrich von Morungen (d. 1222)
 
Translation of Edgar Taylor

MINE is the fortune of a simple child,
That in the glass his image looks upon;
And by the shadow of himself beguiled
Breaks quick the brittle charm, and joy is gone.
So gazed I—and I deemed my joy would last—        5
On the bright image of my lady fair:
But ah! the dream of my delight is past,
And love and rapture yield to dark despair.
 
 
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