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Twin sapphires are those eyes of thine

That mirth and pleasure brighten.
O trebly happy is the man

On whom with love they lighten.

A diamond is that heart of thine

Where precious rays are gleaming,
O trebly happy is the man

For whom with love 'tis beaming.

Rare rubies are those lips of thine,

If aught they may resemble.
O trebly happy is the man

Nigh whom with love they tremble.

O, did I but know that happy man,

Or could I the means discover To meet him alone in a leafy wood,

His happiness soon would be over.

HEINE.-Saphire sind die Augen dein. THOU HAST DIAMONDS IN PLENTY.

Thou hast diamonds in plenty,

And all by which men set store, And thine eyes are most enchanting

My darling, what wouldst thou more ?

Upon thine eyes enchanting

I have lavished heretofore

A legion of songs immortal

My darling, what wouldst thou more?

All through thine eyes enchanting

Thou hast tortured me so sore,

And brought me to such ruin

My darling, what wouldst thou more?

HEINE.-Du hast Diamanten und Perlen. PRESENTS OF GOOD ADVICE THEY


PRESENTS of good advice they made me,
Honours and compliments they paid me,
Promised, if only I could wait,
They would consider my poor estate.

Maugre their kind consideration,
I should have died of sheer starvation,

But that in time an excellent man,

Hearty and true, to my rescue ran.

Bread he provided : shall I ever

Cease to revere him? Never-never !

Pity, I may not kiss him nor can,
For I myself am this excellent man.

HEINE.-Gaben mir Rath und gute Lehren. THE WANDERER.

WHOM God befriends he wills to wander

The world about, with spirit free His mighty mysteries to ponder

By hill and forest, rock and sea.

Laggards, who every thought surrender

To home and offspring, kine and corn, May gaze unmoved upon the splendour

That gathers round the rosy morn;

And yet the very brooklet springing,

The larks that in the sky rejoice, Suffice alike to set me singing

A nobler song with gladder voice.

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