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How can I e'er forget thee !

No other love I know.

How can I e'er forget thee,

Since all to me thou art !

So long as living, loving,
One pulse is in my heart,
I'll think of nought but thee alone,

To merit to be called thine own.

How can I e'er forget thee;

Since all to me thou art !

H. HOFFMANN V. FALLERSLEBEN,--Mein Lieben.

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THOU ART TO ME A FLOWER.

Thou art to me a flower

So fair and pure and bright,
I gaze at thee, and sorrow

Comes stealing on delight.

I long to lay, a moment,

My hands upon thy hair,
Praying that God may keep thee

So bright and pure and fair.

HEINE.-Du bist wie eine Blume.

AND DOES MY PALE CHEEK NOT BETRAY.

AND does my pale cheek not betray

A heart by sorrow riven?
And wouldst thou hear my rebel lips

Implore to be forgiven?

O they are proud! In jest they curl,

With kisses they may languish;
They utter perchance a scornful word

The while I die of anguish,

HEINE,-Verrieth mein blasses Angesicht.

HAST THOU LEARNT INDEED TO HATE JE:

Hast thou learnt indeed to hate me?

Is the change indeed completed?
Everywhere will I declare it :

I by thee am evil treated.

Oye cruel lips and thankless,

Can ye bear to utter treason
Against him who has so fondly

Kissed you in a happier season?

Heine,-Bist du wirklich mir so feindlich ?

I DREAMT AND WEFI IN DREAMING.

I DREAMT and wept in dreaming

Thou wert wrapped in thy winding-sheet.
I woke, yet awhile the tear-drops

Came coursing fast and fleet.

I dreamt and wept in dreaming

Thou wert fickle and false to me.

I woke, and for long my weeping

Continued bitterly.

I dreamt and wept in dreaming

Thou wert fond and true as of yore.
I woke, and my tears at waking

Are flowing evermore.

HEINE.--Ich hab' im Traum geweinet.

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