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Suckling, Sir John: Hogy meg ne csalja (That none beguiled be in Hungarian)

Portre of Suckling, Sir John

That none beguiled be (English)

That none beguiled be by Time's quick flowing,

Lovers have in their hearts a clock still going ;

For though Time be nimble, his motions

Are quicker

And thicker

Where Love hath his notions :


Hope is the mainspring on which moves Desire,

And these do the less wheels, Fear, Joy, inspire.

The balance is Thought, evermore


And striking,

And ne'er giving o'er.


Occasion 's the hand which still 's moving round,

Till by it the critical hour may be found.

And when that falls out, it will strike


Strange blisses,

And what you best like.

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Hogy meg ne csalja (Hungarian)

Hogy meg ne csalja gyors idő szeszélye.

minden szerelmes órát hord szivébe,

mert az idő futása még


s hevesebb,

hol Ámort nem fogja fék:


Remény-rugóval jár a Vágy, s vele

Félsz és Öröm két kisebb kereke;

s a Gondolat a billegő,


üt egyre,

meg nem pihen ő;


Alkalom a mutató, mely halad,

míg a kritikus percre rámutat,

és akkor üt, jelezve

a csókot,

s mi jókat

csak képzel az eszme.

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