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FROM THE MOUNTAIN

[Written just after the preceding one, on a
Mountain overlooking the Lake of Zurich.]

IF I, dearest Lily, did not love thee,

How this prospect would enchant my sight!
And yet if I, Lily, did not love thee,

Could I find, or here, or there, delight?

1775.


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Poem FROM THE MOUNTAIN - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe