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Housman, A. E.: Az elefánt, vagy a szokás hatalma (Quote in Hungarian)

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Quote (English)

 

A tail behind, a trunk in front,

Complete the usual elephant.

The tail in front, the trunk behind,

Is what you very seldom find.

 

If you for specimens should hunt

With trunks behind and tails in front,

That hunt would occupy you long

The force of habit is so strong.



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Az elefánt, vagy a szokás hatalma (Hungarian)

Hátul farok, fölül a hát:

ez a közismert elefánt.

Elöl farok, alul a hát:

ez elefántban ritkaság.

 

Alul a hát, elöl farok :

ha ezt a példányt akarod,

soká leszel vadászaton.

De hát a szokás hatalom.



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