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Masters, Edgar Lee: Spoon River Anthology - Rev. Abner Peet

Portre of Masters, Edgar Lee

Spoon River Anthology - Rev. Abner Peet (English)

  I had no objection at all

  To selling my household effects at auction

  On the village square.

  It gave my beloved flock the chance

  To get something which had belonged to me

  For a memorial.

  But that trunk which was struck off

  To Burchard, the grog-keeper!

  Did you know it contained the manuscripts

  Of a lifetime of sermons?

  And he burned them as waste paper.

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A Spoon River-i holtak - Abner Peet tiszteletes (Hungarian)

Nincs kifogásom ellene,

hogy háztartásom javait elárverezték

a község főterén.

Szerelmetes nyájamnak így alkalma nyílt,

hogy emléket kapjon ama holmiból,

mely egykor hozzám tartozott.

De miféle ládát húzott ki magának

Burchard, a csapos?

Tudtátok-e, hogy kézirat van benne,

egy egész élet prédikációi?

Elégette, mint papírhulladékot.

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