Wealth and speed

Wealth and speed are what the world admires and which
everyone strives. Railways, express posts, steamships and all
possible facilities of communication are there, whereupon the formed
World goes to outdo each other, to form and thus in the
To remain mediocrity.

Do you know

Do you know the land where the lemon trees bloom,
Dark leaves godorangen glow,
A gentle wind from blowing blue sky,
The myrtle stands silent and the laurel tall,
Do you know it?
Go there Where I’d with thee, O Beloved, draw.