Clasics in Ñspel: I THOUGHT ONCE HOW THEOCRITUS HAD SUNG, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

ILIẒBƮ BAṚT BRǍNÑ

SONITS FṚM Ɖ PORĆGĪZ, 1

I ʈt wns hǎ Ʈiocriṭs hd suñ

V ɖ swīt yirz, ɖ dir n wśt-fr yirz,

Hu ć wn in a greśs hand apirz

T ber a gift fr mortlz, old or yuñ:

N, az I ḿzd it in hiz antīc tuñ,

I sw, in grajl viźn ʈru mî tirz,

Ɖ swīt, sad yirz, ɖ meḷnc̣li yirz,

Ɖoz v mî ǒn lîf, hu bî trnz hd fluñ

A śado acrs m. Stretwe I wz ’wer,

So wīpñ, hǎ a mistic Śep dd muv

Bhnd m, n drù m bcwd bî ɖ her;

N a vôs sd in masṭri, ẃl I strouv, –

“Ges nǎ hu holdz ɖi!” –

“Deʈ,” I sd, Bt, ɖr,

Ɖ silvr ansr rañ, “Nt Deʈ, bt Luv.”

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

ÑSPEL

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