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Walther von der Vogelweide

(1170 - 1230 / Germany)

Quotations

  • ''Under the lindens on the heather,
    There was our double resting-place.''
    Walther Von Der Vogelweide (1170?-1230?), German minnesinger. Under the Lindens (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of Verse in English Translation, The. Charles Tomlinson, ed. (1980) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''Sweetly sang the nightingale.''
    Walther Von Der Vogelweide (1170?-1230?), German minnesinger. Under the Lindens (l. 7). . . Oxford Book of Verse in English Translation, The. Charles Tomlinson, ed. (1980) Oxford University Press.

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Address to Leopold VII.

To me is barr'd the door of joy and ease;
There stand I as an orphan, lone, forlorn,
And nothing boots me that I frequent knock.
Strange that on every hand the shower should fall,
And not one cheering drop should reach to me!
On all around the gen'rous Austrian's gifts,
Gladdening the land, like genial rain descend:
A fair and gay adorned mead is he
Whereon are gather'd oft the sweetest flowers:

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