|~ Ein Wirt schön dick und rund ~|
|It's a good idea to choose your lodging by the appearance of the proprietor is the message on this Judendstil (youth style = modern art) stein designed by Franz Ringer and marked with his logo "FR" ca. early 1900's.|
Ein Wirt schön dick und rund
tut eine gute einkehr Kund
denn wer so dick auf jeden Fall
steht in keinem schlechten Stall.
An innkeeper handsome, fat and round
is a good advertisement for his lodging
because anyone so fat
does not stay in a dirty stall.
Translation: Roy De Selms|
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