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Lines by Goethe as handwritten epigraph.

Stirb und werde!
Denn so lang du das nicht hast,
Bist du nur ein trüber Gast 
Auf der dunklen Erde.


Die and become!
For so long as you have not attained it,
you will be only a gloomy guest
on this dark Earth.

From the title page of Dying to Self: A Golden Dialogue by William Law and Andrew Murray (1898). Original from Columbia University. Digitized October 16, 2009.