lemuel55 (lemuel55) wrote,

так примерно:

In pride, in reas’ning pride, our error lies;

All quit their sphere, and rush into the skies.

Pride still is aiming at the blest abodes,

Men would be angels, angels would be gods.

Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell,

Aspiring to be angels, men rebel:

And who but wishes to invert the laws

Of order, sins against th’ Eternal Cause.

- Alexander Pope


Вольный перевод К. Чуковскаго:


«Кому велено чирикать -

Не мурлыкайте!

Кому велено мурлыкать -

Не чирикайте!

Не бывать вороне коровою,

Не летать лягушатам под облаком!»


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