104. The Antique To The Northern Wanderer Thou hast crossed over torrents, and swung through wide-spreading ocean,--
Over the chain of the Alps dizzily bore thee the bridge,That thou might'st see me from near, and learn to value my beauty,
105. Political Precept All that thou doest is right; but, friend, don't carry this precept
On too far,--be content, all that is right to effect. It is enough to true zeal, if what is existing be perfect;
106. Germany And Her Princes Thou hast produced mighty monarchs, of whom thou art not unworthy,
For the obedient alone make him who governs them great. But, O Germany, try if thou for thy rulers canst make it
107. Difference Of Station Even the moral world its nobility boasts--vulgar natures
Reckon by that which they do; noble, by that which they are.
108. The Animating Principle Nowhere in the organic or sensitive world ever kindles
Novelty, save in the flower, noblest creation of life.
109. Majestas Populi Majesty of the nature of man! In crowds shall I seek thee?
'Tis with only a few that thou hast made thine abode. Only a few ever count; the rest are but blanks of no value,
110. The Fairest Apparition If thou never hast gazed upon beauty in moments of sorrow,
Thou canst with truth never boast that thou true beauty hast seen.If thou never hast gazed upon gladness in beauteous features,
111. The Words Of Error Three errors there are, that forever are found
On the lips of the good, on the lips of the best;But empty their meaning and hollow their sound--
112. Friendship Friend!--the Great Ruler, easily content,
Needs not the laws it has laborious beenThe task of small professors to invent;
113. Dithyramb Believe me, together
The bright gods come ever, Still as of old;
114. The Antiques At Paris That which Grecian art created,
Let the Frank, with joy elated, Bear to Seine's triumphant strand,
115. The Fugitive The air is perfumed with the morning's fresh breeze,
From the bush peer the sunbeams all purple and bright,While they gleam through the clefts of the dark-waving trees,
117. The Flowers Ye offspring of the morning sun,
Ye flowers that deck the smiling plain,Your lives, in joy and bliss begun,
118. Hope We speak with the lip, and we dream in the soul,
Of some better and fairer day;And our days, the meanwhile, to that golden goal
119. Inside And Outside God alone sees the heart and therefore, since he alone sees it,
Be it our care that we, too, something that's worthy may see.
120. The Learned Workman Ne'er does he taste the fruit of the tree that he raised with such trouble;
Nothing but taste e'er enjoys that which by learning is reared.
121. My Faith Which religion do I acknowledge?
None that thou namest. 'None that I name? And why so? '-
122. Written In A Young Lady's Album Sweet friend, the world, like some fair infant blessed,
Radiant with sportive grace, around thee plays;Yet 'tis not as depicted in thy breast--
123. Shakespeare's Ghost - A Parody I, too, at length discerned great Hercules' energy mighty,--
Saw his shade. He himself was not, alas, to be seen.Round him were heard, like the screaming of birds,
124. The Present Generation Was it always as now? This race I truly can't fathom.
Nothing is young but old age; youth, alas! only is old.
125. Longing Could I from this valley drear,
Where the mist hangs heavily,Soar to some more blissful sphere,
126. To A World-reformer "I Have sacrificed all," thou sayest, "that man I might succor;
Vain the attempt; my reward was persecution and hate." Shall I tell thee, my friend, how I to humor him manage?
127. Beauteous Individuality Thou in truth shouldst be one, yet not with the whole shouldst thou be so.
'Tis through the reason thou'rt one,--art so with it through the heart.Voice of the whole is thy reason, but thou thine own heart must be ever;
128. A Problem Let none resemble another; let each resemble the highest!
How can that happen? let each be all complete in itself.
129. To Laura (mystery Of Reminiscence) Who and what gave to me the wish to woo thee--
Still, lip to lip, to cling for aye unto thee?Who made thy glances to my soul the link--
130. The Lay Of The Bell Fast, in its prison-walls of earth,
Awaits the mould of baked clay. Up, comrades, up, and aid the birth
131. Female Judgement Man frames his judgment on reason; but woman on love founds her verdict;
If her judgment loves not, woman already has judged.
132. The Count Of Hapsburg At Aix-la-Chapelle, in imperial array,
In its halls renowned in old story, At the coronation banquet so gay
133. The German Art By no kind Augustus reared,
To no Medici endeared, German art arose;
134. The Hostage The tyrant Dionys to seek,
Stern Moerus with his poniard crept; The watchful guard upon him swept;
135. Votive Tablets That which I learned from the Deity,-
that which through lifetime hath helped me,Meekly and gratefully now, here I suspend in his shrine.
136. The Philosophical Egotist Hast thou the infant seen that yet, unknowing of the love
Which warms and cradles, calmly sleeps the mother's heart above--Wandering from arm to arm, until the call of passion wakes,
137. The Best State 'How can I know the best state?'
In the way that thou know'st the best woman; Namely, my friend, that the world ever is silent of both.
138. The Power Of Song The foaming stream from out the rock
With thunder roar begins to rush,-- The oak falls prostrate at the shock,
139. The Walk Hail to thee, mountain beloved, with thy glittering purple-dyed summit!
Hail to thee also, fair sun, looking so lovingly on! Thee, too, I hail, thou smiling plain, and ye murmuring lindens,
140. Honor To Woman Honor to woman! To her it is given
To garden the earth with the roses of heaven! All blessed, she linketh the loves in their choir
All the hills and vales along
Earth is bursting into song,
And the singers are the chaps
Who are going to die perhaps.
O sing, marching men,
Till the valleys ring again.
Give your gladness to earth's keeping,
So be glad, when you are sleeping.
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