Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aug. 28, 1749 - Mar. 22, 1832


Marriage Unequal

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Alas, that even in a heavenly marriage,
The fairest lots should ne'er be reconcil'd!
Psyche wax'd old, and prudent in her carriage,
Whilst Cupid evermore remains the child.



Poems And Ballads Of Goethe
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