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C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.


By Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)

Translation of Charles Harvey Genung

A LUSTROUS star has risen on my night,

A star which beams sweet comfort from its light,

And brightens all my earthly lot;

Deceive me not!

Like as still moonward swells the heaving sea,

So swells and flows my soul, so wild and free,

Aloft to that resplendent spot,—

Deceive me not!