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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Cup of Life
By Mikhail Lermontov (1814–1841)
 
Translation of A. E. Staley

WE quaff life’s cup with dim,
  With covered eyes;
We blur its golden rim
  With tears and sighs.
 
When from our brows at death        5
  The bonds shall fall,
And with them vanisheth
  False festival,—
 
Then shall we see that naught
  The cup outpours;        10
A dream the draught so sought,
  And that—not ours.
 
 
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