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Robert Browning (Роберт Браунинг)


The Twins


Give'' and ``It-shall-be-given-unto-you.''

I.

Grand rough old Martin Luther
Bloomed fables---flowers on furze,
The better the uncouther:
Do roses stick like burrs?

II.

A beggar asked an alms
One day at an abbey-door,
Said Luther; but, seized with qualms,
The abbot replied, ``We're poor!

III.

``Poor, who had plenty once,
``When gifts fell thick as rain:
``But they give us nought, for the nonce,
``And how should we give again?''

IV.

Then the beggar, ``See your sins!
``Of old, unless I err,
``Ye had brothers for inmates, twins,
``Date and Dabitur.

V.

``While Date was in good case
``Dabitur flourished too:
``For Dabitur's lenten face
``No wonder if Date rue.

VI.

``Would ye retrieve the one?
``Try and make plump the other!
``When Date's penance is done,
``Dabitur helps his brother.

VII.

``Only, beware relapse!''
The Abbot hung his head.
This beggar might be perhaps
An angel, Luther said. 



Robert Browning's other poems:
  1. Abt Vogler
  2. How It Strikes a Contemporary
  3. An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician
  4. Up at a Villa-Down in the City
  5. Cleon


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Aleister Crowley (Алистер Кроули) The Twins ("Have pity! show no pity!")
  • Robert Service (Роберт Сервис) The Twins ("There were two brothers, John and James")
  • Henry Leigh (Генри Ли) The Twins ("IN FORM and feature, face and limb")

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