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