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Die Wittembergisch Nachtigall


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Hans Sachs (1494—1576) German poet and dramatist

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By Hans Sachs, a poem of 700 lines in Knittelverse. Written in 1523, it praises the nightingale (Luther) and denounces the lion (the Pope). Its first lines have become famous ...

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