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Prometheus

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COVER thy spacious heavens, Zeus,
With clouds of mist,
And, like the boy who lops
The thistles' heads,
Disport with oaks and mountain-peaks,
Yet thou must leave
My earth still standing;
My cottage too, which was not raised by thee;
Leave me my hearth,
Whose kindly glow

By thee is envied.
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Fabrizio Frosini 03 January 2016

Nadine's (see box below) , is right, of course.. unfortunately not all can speak German with a high degree of skill.. I don't, for sure..

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Nadine Hock 29 April 2005

I´m from Germany and know the original german poem. It´s the first time i´ve read Goethe in english. If anyone of you does also speak german he/she should read that version. the english one´s not bad, but nothing compared with the one Goethe wrote... (sorry, if I made some language-mistakes)

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