The Citizen

Citizen
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    Der doit.
BUrger du hast wypp güt vnd kyndt
Meyd vnde knecht vnder dir sint
Vor dye plegest du zů sorgen
Den abent vnd auch den morgen
Alleyn vmb tzijtlich gewyn
Dar vff stünt dyn mut vnd auch dyn syn
Du gedechtes selten an das ewig güt.
Dar vmb stirbestu nü gar vnüerhut

    Death
Citizen, you have wife, goods and child.
Maid and lad are under you.
You are used to take care of them
in the evening and also in the morning.
Only for temporal gain,
on this stands your mood and also your mind.
You rarely thought of the eternal good,
therefore you die now all unprepared.

 

    Der burger
ICh byn geweste gar vnbehut
Zu gewynen das ewyge guyt
Was bat mich nu my kint vnd aüch min wip
Die wyle ich müß geen in dodes strijt
Den ich hain bestalt dryncken vnd eßen
Dye werdent myn nů ewecl[i]ch vergeßen
Von yne wirt myr nü wenig nach gethan
Den ich hynder myr myn gůt nü lain.

    The Citizen.
I have been all unprepared
to win the eternal good.
What helps me now my child and also my wife,
now that I must go into Death's struggle?
Those that I have provided for with drink and food
they will now forget me forever.
[Very] little will be done for me now by those
with whom I now leave my goods behind.


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