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    When on the spindle, spun to endless distance, By Nature’s listless hand the thread is twirled, And the discordant tones of all existence In sullen jangle are together hurled,
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust (1808) translated by Bayard Taylor and illustrated by Harry Clarke [full text]

    When on the spindle, spun to endless distance,
    By Nature’s listless hand the thread is twirled,
    And the discordant tones of all existence
    In sullen jangle are together hurled,

    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust (1808) translated by Bayard Taylor and illustrated by Harry Clarke [full text]