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Poe, Edgar Allan: Akrosztichon (An acrostic in Hungarian)

Portre of Poe, Edgar Allan

An acrostic (English)

Elizabeth it is in vain you say
“Love not” – thou sayest it in so sweet a way:
In vain those words from thee or L. E. L.
Zantippe’s talents had enforced so well:
Ah! if that language from thy heart arise,
Breathe it less gently forth – and veil thine eyes. –
Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried
To cure his love – was cured of all beside –
His folly – pride – and passion – for he died.

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Akrosztichon (Hungarian)

Elizabeth, bár mondod: "Ne szeress!",
Lágy szókkal ejtve célt nem érhet ez,
Igyképp hiába szólsz, vagy L. E. L.,
Zajos Zanthippe sem űzhetne el.
Ah! Ha e szó a szívedből ered,
Bőszebben mondd, vagy fátyolozd szemed.
Endymiont szerelmiből a Hold,
Tudod, gyógyítá, s oly jó kúra volt,
Hogy nem csak vágya - ő is beleholt.

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