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Re: CHAT: Tacos et al.

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Sunday, December 16, 2001, 21:48
Quoting Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>:

> > > Aus der Wahrheit Feuerspiegel Out of the mirror of truth > > > Lächelt sie den Forscher an. she smiles on the explorer. > > > Zu der Tugend steilem Hügel To the arduous hill of virtue > > > Leitet sie des Dulders Bahn. she leads the course of the > > > (_An die Freude_) Sufferer. (To Joy) > > Am I alone in wanting to sing this to "that" tune? > Mike
Depends on if you like Beethoven, I guess. He used parts of Schiller's poem to form the Chorale of his Ninth Symphony. The first bit goes: Freude, schöne Götterfunken, Joy, beautiful spark of the gods, Tochter aus Elysium, daughter of Elysium, Wir betreten feuertrunken intoxicated by fire we enter Himmlische, dein Heiligtum! your sanctuary, Heavenly one! (It sounds so much better in German! Then again, maybe that's because the ridiculousness of it is cloaked behind the foreign phonology...) ===================================================================== Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <> "...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n / Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..." University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought / 1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn" Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers