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

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<poem> 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!