by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Dezső Kosztolányi (1885 - 1936)

These violent delights have violent ends
Language: English 
These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume: the sweetest honey
Is loathsome in his own deliciousness
And in the taste confounds the appetite:
Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.

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Szilaj gyönyörnek vége is szilaj
Language: Hungarian (Magyar)  after the English 
Szilaj gyönyörnek vége is szilaj,
Lázába pusztul el, mint tűz s a lőpor,
Mely csókolódzva hal meg: lásd, a méz is
Csömörletes, mihelyt túlontúl-édes.
S ennen-ízébe zápul el az étvágy.
Lassan szeress s szeretni fogsz sokáig.
Elkésik az, ki sürgeti bokáit.

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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-30
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