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Manlius

Manlius was thrown down,
The ruling few preserved their wealth,
Their power remains as dour,
As the Tarpeian Rock itself.

Like the waves Rome was roughing,
Cries were cutting through the gloom,
But the man was gently laughing,
Falling down to meet his doom.

Why, oh why then, who can tell us,
Sunlit in a midday haze,
Is there a sight of frowning Marius
With his blood-stained sword ablaze?


Перевод стихотворения Николая Гумилёва «Манлий» на английский язык.

Манлий

Манлий сброшен. Слава Рима,
Власть все та же, что была,
И навеки нерушима,
Как Тарпейская скала.

Рим, как море, волновался,
Разрезали вопли тьму,
Но спокойно улыбался
Низвергаемый к нему.

Для чего ж в полдневной хмаре,
Озаряемый лучом,
Возникает хмурый Марий
С окровавленным мечом?


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