Anatoly Vorobey (avva) wrote,
Anatoly Vorobey

зоофилия в английской поэзии

Вот есть стих такой. На самом деле это только первые восемь строк, он ещё долго продолжается, но не так интересно. Кое-где я добавил пояснения в скобках. Шестая строка просто гениальна по-моему.

Henry Bold (1623-1685)

On a Servant Maid who satisfied her Amours with a Mastiff Dog.

Out! out! you Bitch! what it's the Devil you ail?
How to a four-legd Creature turn your tayle
Strange Death of Female-mongers sure in town,
When Mauger law Woman to beast lyes down [mauger law == in spite of law]
And takes a nasty Cur those legs between,
Where many a Christian had or ought to have been.
Oh! what an age we live in, when alack,
There's found a Gill, that could not find her Jack, [Jack and Jill — имена влюблённой пары, языковое клише]
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