Littell's Living Age/Volume 136/Issue 1763/"Wie kannst du ruhig schlafen"

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Sleep, and in peace? How canst thou?
     And know I am still alive?
Back comes the old wrath, and straightway
     My yoke in sunder I rive.

Dost know the old-world legend,
     How once a youth that was dead
At midnight drew his loved one
     Down to his churchyard bed?

Oh trust me, thou beauteous wonder,
     Of all sweet the sweetest far,
I live, yes, live, and am stronger
     Than legions of dead men are!