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EPILOGUE: THE GERMAN MUSE, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: Here no age augustan flourished
Last Line: Mocks the servitude of song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Schiller, Friedrich Von
Subject(s): Germany; Germans

HERE no age Augustan flourished,
No Medician bounty nourished
Children of the German muse;
Still by privilege unfriended
Her unfolding flower was tended
By no princely beams or dews.

In the pride of German story
See her, scant of wage or glory,
Turning from great Frederick's throne;
So the German muse may pride her --
When the sceptred world denied her
By her soul she sang alone.

Mounting thence a higher passion,
Tided in a deeper fashion,
Sweeps the German muse along,
And singing that she may inherit
But her own abundant spirit,
Mocks the servitude of song.

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