The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres

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Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Epitaph.

As a boy, reserved and naughty;
As a youth, a coxcomb and haughty;
As a man, for action inclined;
As a greybeard, fickle in mind.—
Upon thy grave will people read:
This was a very man, indeed!

1815.*
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Chicago: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Epitaph.," The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres, ed. Eliot, Charles W. and trans. Bowring, Edgar Alfred, 1826-1911 in The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres (New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1874), Original Sources, accessed October 2, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4USQIELKFNHIT7B.

MLA: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. "Epitaph." The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres, edited by Eliot, Charles W., and translated by Bowring, Edgar Alfred, 1826-1911, in The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres, Vol. 3, New York, P. F. Collier & Son, 1874, Original Sources. 2 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4USQIELKFNHIT7B.

Harvard: Goethe, JW, 'Epitaph.' in The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres, ed. and trans. . cited in 1874, The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres, P. F. Collier & Son, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 2 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4USQIELKFNHIT7B.