Saturday, September 6, 2008

aus Jost Ammans Ständebuch, IV

A good tradesman, I’m hardly poor,
With sundry wares stocked in my store:
Spices, cloth (both wool and flax),
Velvet and silk, honey and wax,
And foreign goods
——I’ve got all sorts——
That I ship home from foreign ports,
With worry and painstaking care,
For danger’s lurking everywhere.

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