"Zdravljica"[i] (Slovene pronunciation: [zdɾau̯ˈljiːtsa];
English: "A Toast") is a carmen figuratum poem by the 19th-century
1 History 2 Notes 3 References 4 External links
A censored manuscript, ready to be published in the Poezije (Poems) collection in 1846. A modified version was published in full in 1848.
The integral version of the poem was first published only after the
March Revolution when Austrian censorship was abolished, since the
censorship did not allow for the poem to be printed earlier because of
its political message. On 26 April 1848, it was published by the
Slovene newspaper Kmetijske in rokodelske novice, that was edited by
the Slovene conservative political leader Janez Bleiweis.
Before the censorship was abolished, Prešeren omitted the third
stanza ("V sovražnike 'z oblakov / rodú naj naš'ga treši gróm")
because he intended to include the poem in his Poezije collection
(Poems), however the censor (fellow-Slovene
^ Also called Zdravica - from a toast expression "Na zdravje" (to health) in Slovene.
^ Danica Veceric (2006). Slovenia. Looking at Europe, The Oliver Press, Inc., ISBN 1881508749 ^ a b Cigoj Krstulović, Nataša (2005). "Himna kot simbol naroda: premislek ob stoletnici nastanka Premrlove Zdravice" [The Anthem as a Symbol of the Nation: A Reflection on the 100th Anniversary of the Creation of Premrl's Zdravica] (PDF). De musica disserenda (in Slovenian). I (1-2): 11–28.
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