Saturday, May 01, 2021



Goethe, Faust, Part II, lines 11336-11337 (tr. David Luke):
Something lovely to behold
Has vanished like an old tale told.

Was sich sonst dem Blick empfohlen,
Mit Jahrhunderten ist hin.
That which once recommended itself to the gaze
With the centuries is gone.
Calvin Thomas glosses mit Jahrhunderten as Jahrhunderte lang, in which case mit Jahrhunderten ist hin = has been gone for centuries.

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