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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

(1729-1781 / Germany)

An Den Wein


Wein, wenn ich dich itzo trinke,
Wenn ich dich als Juengling trinke,
Sollst du mich in allen Sachen
Dreist und klug, beherzt und weise,
Mir zum Nutz, und dir zum Preise,
Kurz, zu einem Alten machen.

Wein, werd ich dich kuenftig trinken,
Werd ich dich als Alter trinken,
Sollst du mich geneigt zum Lachen,
Unbesorgt fuer Tod und Luegen,
Dir zum Ruhm, mir zum Vergnuegen,
Kurz, zu einem Juengling machen.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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