Aristophanea by Nigel G. Wilson

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VII MEin hercz das swindt 110 jnmeinem leib und bricht uon grossen sorgen wenn ich bedenck den bittern tod den dag die nacht den morgen ach we der engestlichen not und wayß nicht wo mein arme sel hyn fert. 115 O maria kind so ste mir wolkensteiner bey jn nöten da mit ich uar indein’ huld hilff allen die mich tötten das sy gebüssen hie jr schuld 120 die sy an mir begangen haben hert. Jch nym es auf mein sterben swër so swer ichs doch genüg das ich der frowen nye geuër uon ganczem herczen trüg 24 T H E P O E M S O F O S WA L D V O N W O L K E N S T E I N 125 schaid ich also uon diser werlt so bitt ich got das sy mein nicht engelt.

To offer the original next to the translation would expand this book unnecessarily, whereas a block of selected texts will allow the linguist or philologist to carry out at least a partial comparison. Since these text samples are taken from the diplomatic reproduction of the manuscripts online, the reader will at least get a sense of how the poems actually appear in their original 22 T H E P O E M S O F O S WA L D V O N W O L K E N S T E I N on parchment. For the critical edition of Oswald’s song I must refer the reader to Klein’s edition and to future editorial efforts.

Die werlt tracht wie sy güt und er [er]reyße und geit dorub köstlichen hört mit f leisse das sy jr zeit an widersatz uerzert mit swachem leben. Gedenck ein mentzsch mit aigenschafft geburd und end was snöder krafft wir haben und gewinen wenn wir dort ligen zannen als die affen tier küng kayser herczog grafen all geleichen mir hat yemät guets dann fuergehaczt an zwifel wir das uinden. VI ICh mayn das wederjn wasser oder auf lande nicht leb kain wilder tier der es erkande wann newr ein tëglich grober menczsch 34 T H E P O E M S O F O S WA L D V O N W O L K E N S T E I N dem als sein tün geuallet.

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