Johann Nestroy:
Aphorisms, Ditties, and Deliberations
From His Plays
Translations by Herbert Czermak
COINCIDENCE
Dem Zufall danken wir alles, dem seelenguten Kerl, dem der
menschliche Eigendünkel fast immer das Verdienst abstreit´t.
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We owe everything to coincidence, that kind-hearted fellow,
whose merit is all too often disputed by human conceit.
COINCIDENCE
Der Zufall muß ein b´soffener Kutscher sein
wie der die Leut’ z´samm´führt, ´s is stark!
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Coincidence has got to be a drunken coachman
how he matches and dispatches people!
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