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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749—1832) German poet, dramatist, and scholar


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A poem written by Goethe at Strasburg in 1771 and first printed in 1775 in Jacobi's Iris. It is an ecstatic outpouring in which love and nature coalesce. The present title dates from 1789; it replaces the original heading ‘Maifest’.


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