Goethe's Treasure Digger
Der Schatzgraber 1   44"x36" oil on canvas  

Der Schatzgraber

All my weary days I pass'd
Sick at heart and poor in purse.
Poverty's the greatest curse,
Riches are the highest good!
And to end my woes at last,
Treasure-seeking forth I sped.
“Thou shalt have my soul instead!”
Thus I wrote, and with my blood.

Goethe's "The Treasure Seeker"

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