»The Night before Christmas«

Pennsylvania Dutch & English

Translated by Thomas Zimmerman and Solomon Delong
Edited by Walter Sauer
Illustrations by Thomas Nast

20 Seiten, Hardcover



ISBN 978-3-937467-14-6

€ 12,90 ($ 15,99)


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The most loved Christmas poem, “The Night before Christmas”, has been translated twice into Pennsylvania German, first in 1896 by
Thomas C. Zimmerman(1838-1914), and then in 1920 by Solomon delong (aka Obediah Grouthomel; 1849-1925).
Both versions are presented here, accompanied by the English original and the classic pictures by Thomas Nast (1840-1902),
taken from a 1869 McLoughlin Bros., New York, edition.

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…

’S waar die Nacht vor der Grischtdaag wie darich’s ganz Haus
Verreegt sich kee Dierli, net emol en Maus…