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Yeats, William Butler: Az ember négy életkora (The Four Ages of Man in Hungarian)

Portre of Yeats, William Butler
Portre of Tellér Gyula

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The Four Ages of Man (English)

He with body waged a fight,

But body won; it walks upright.


Then he struggled with the heart;

Innocence and peace depart.


Then he struggled with the mind;

His proud heart he left behind.


Now his wars on God begin;

At stroke of midnight God shall win.

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Az ember négy életkora (Hungarian)

Előbb testével kezd csatát;

teste győz s vígan lép tovább.


Aztán a szívének rohan;

s csönd, ártatlanság odavan.


Majd esze ellenére vív;

messze marad a büszke szív.


Istenre támad legutóbb.

Éjfélkor Isten győzni fog.

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