Doctrine

Text by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

Translated into English by Joseph Massaad 

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Beat the drum and don't be afraid,
And dare to kiss the sutler!
This is the whole science,
The deepest meaning of the books is there.

Beat the drum and wake the people,
Beat the awakening with youthful strength,
Keep marching, drumming ahead,
This is the whole science.

This is the philosophy of Hegel,
The deepest meaning of the books is there!
I understood them because I am clever,
And because I am a good drummer.