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The Works of J. W. von Goethe/Volume 9/The Consecrated Spot

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THE CONSECRATED SPOT.

When in the dance of the Nymphs, in the moonlight so holy assembled,
Mingle the Graces, down from Olympus in secret descending,
Here doth the minstrel hide, and list to their numbers enthralling,
Here doth he watch their silent dances' mysterious measure.