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Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!“
 Quoth the Raven: „Nevermore.“


Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,

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Though its answer little meaning – little relevancy bore;

For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door –
Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
 With such name as „Nevermore.“


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But the Raven, sitting lonely on that placid bust, spoke only

That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing farther then he uttered; not a feather then he fluttered –
Till I scarcely more than muttered: „Other friends have flown before –
On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before.“

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 Then the bird said: „Nevermore.“
Empfohlene Zitierweise:
Adolf Strodtmann: Lieder- und Balladenbuch amerikanischer und englischer Dichter der Gegenwart. Hoffmann & Campe, Hamburg 1862, Seite 21. Digitale Volltext-Ausgabe bei Wikisource, URL: https://de.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Seite:Lieder_und_Balladenbuch-Strodtmann-1862.djvu/35&oldid=- (Version vom 1.8.2018)