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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

(1729-1781 / Germany)

An Die Kunstrichter


Schweigt, unberauschte, finstre Richter!
Ich trinke Wein, und bin ein Dichter.
Tut mir es nach, und trinket Wein,
So seht ihr meine Schoenheit ein.
Sonst wahrlich, unberauschte Richter,
Sonst wahrlich seht ihr sie nicht ein!

Submitted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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