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Masters, Edgar Lee: A Spoon River-i holtak - Hod Putt (Spoon River Anthology - Hod Putt in Hungarian)

Portre of Masters, Edgar Lee

Spoon River Anthology - Hod Putt (English)

Here I lie close to the grave

Of Old Bill Piersol,

Who grew rich trading with the Indians, and who

Afterwards took the Bankrupt Law

And emerged from it richer than ever

Myself grown tired of toil and poverty

And beholding how Old Bill and other grew in wealth

Robbed a traveler one Night near Proctor's Grove,

Killing him unwittingly while doing so,

For which I was tried and hanged.

That was my way of going into bankruptcy.

Now we who took the bankrupt law in our respective ways

Sleep peacefully side by side.

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A Spoon River-i holtak - Hod Putt (Hungarian)

Itt nyugszom hát

a vén Bill Piersol gödre mellett:

gazdag volt, indiánokkal kereskedett,

egy idő múlva bemondta a csődöt

s gazdagabb lett, mint valaha.

jómagam eltörődtem munkában és nyomorban,

láttam, vén Bill s a többi hogy csinál vagyont,

egy éjjel kiraboltam egy utast a Dombszögön,

közben meg is öltem véletlenül,

mely ügyből kifolyólag elfogtak s felkötöttek.

Eképpen mentem csődbe.

Mármost, ha így vagy úgy, de csődöt mondtunk,

békésen, együtt.

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