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Roberts, Walter Adolphe: A kapitányok (The Captains in Hungarian)

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The Captains (English)

A glamor of regret is on the brown
And placid streets of this old harbor town,
That wear their pride like a Victorian gown.
They mourn the vanished captains and their fleets,
Whose cargoes once were spices and strange sweets,
Parrots, and marmosets, and parakeets.

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A kapitányok (Hungarian)

Ódon kikötőváros. Barna, pállott,
halk utcáira bánat árnya szállott.
Úgy viseli gőgjét, mint egy palástot.
Gyászt tart az eltűnt kapitányokért,
hajókért, fűszer-rakományokért,
papagájokért és a majmokért.

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