by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

Tired with all these, for restful death...
Language: English 
Available translation(s): ITA
Tired with all these, for restful death I cry,
As, to behold desert a beggar born,
And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity,
And purest faith unhappilly forsworn,
And gilded honour shamefully misplaced,
[And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted]1
And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disabled,
And art made tongue-tied by authority,
And folly, doctor-like, controlling skill,
And simple truth miscalled simplicity,
And captive good attending captain ill:
  [Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
  Save that, to die, I leave my love alone.]2

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Сонет LXVI
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the English 
Измучась всем, я умереть хочу.
Тоска смотреть, как мается бедняк
И как, шутя, живётся богачу,
И доверять, и попадать впросак;
И наблюдать, как наглость лезет в свет,
И честь девичья катится ко дну.
И знать, что ходу совершенствам нет,
И видеть мощь у немощи в плену,
И вспоминать, что мысли замкнут рот,
И разум сносит глупости хулу,
И прямодушье простотой слывёт,
И доброта прислуживает злу.
Измучась всем, не стал бы жить и дня,
Да другу будет трудно без меня.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-19
Line count: 14
Word count: 79