~ Was gleicht wohl auf Erden ~
This is the first line from the opera "Der Freischütz" (the marksman or free shooter) by Carl Maria von Weber, 1786-1826, which premiered at the Schauspielhaus (Play Show Theatre) in Berlin in 1821. This etched stein is by Marzi & Remy marked mold number 1614 ca. 1900.
Was gleicht wohl auf Erden
dem Jäger vergnügen?
What on earth could be like
the hunter's pleasure?
Translation: Roy De Selms
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