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Davies, William Henry: Féregálló (Worm-Proof in Hungarian)

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Worm-Proof (English)

''Have I not bored your teeth," said Time,

"Until they drop out, one by one :

I'll turn your black hairs into white,

And pluck them when the change is done ;


The clothes you've put away with care.

My worm's already in their seams. "

''Time, hold your tongue, for man can still

Defy you with his worm-proof dreams."

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Féregálló (Hungarian)

„Nem fúrtam fogad," szólt az Idő,

„míg ki nem hulltak, sorra, mind?

Sötét hajad megőszítem

s kitépem tetszésem szerint;


gondosan elrakott ruhád

varratát már férgem eszi –"

„Hallgass, Idő, legyőznek az

ész féregálló álmai."

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