Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (2 July 1724 – 14 March 1803) was a German poet.
Klopstock was born at Quedlinburg, the eldest son of a lawyer.
Both in his birthplace and on the estate of Friedeburg on the Saale, which his father later rented, young Klopstock passed a happy childhood; and more attention having been given to his physical than to his mental development he grew up a strong healthy boy and was an excellent horseman. In his thirteenth year Klopstock returned to Quedlinburg where he attended the gymnasium, and in 1739 proceeded to the famous classical school of Schulpforta. Here he soon became an adept in Greek and Latin versification, and wrote some meritorious... more »
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Sie schläft. O gieß ihr, Schlummer, geflügeltes
Balsamisch Leben über ihr sanftes Herz!
Aus Edens ungetrübter Quelle
Schöpfe den lichten, krystallnen Tropfen!
Und laß ihn, wo der Wange die Röth' entfloh,
Dort duftig hinthaun! Und du, o bessere,
Der Tugend und der Liebe Ruhe,
Grazie deines Olymps, bedecke
Mit deinem Fittig Cidli. Wie schlummert sie,
Wie stille! Schweig, o leisere Saite selbst!
Es welket dir dein Lorbersprößling,
Wenn aus dem Schlummer du Cidli lispelst!