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Philistines

Heinrich Heine

Philistines, the narrowminded,
Hidebound, spiritually blinded,
Never tease such types amiss.

But if hearts are big and wise
They know in our jesting lies
Loving friendship, only this.

German title: Die Philister
Translated by Hal Draper
Book of Songs

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