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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Indifference
By Sándor Petőfi (1823–1849)
 
Translation of Sir John Bowring

“WITH calm indifference good and evil bear:”
So saith the sage, and so the world replies;
But not too wisely—’tis not my device;
Pleasures and pains, my comfort and my care,
Must leave their impress, both of ill and good:        5
        My soul is not a flood
Equally moved, when a sweet infant throws
        O’er me a scattered rose,
        As when the whirlwind brings
Down from the forest a torn trunk, and flings        10
It furiously upon my wanderings.
 
 
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