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dedication - Einsetzen, Einsatz, Hingeben, Hingabe

Bob Southey! You're a poet, poet laureate,

Bob - Troddel; tanzen (Boot); Bob (Frisur)

Laureate - Preisträger; Laureat, Laureatin

And representative of all the race.

Although 'tis true that you turned out a Tory at

Tis - (it is) es ist; (Ti) (it is) es ist

Tory - Tory

Last, yours has lately been a common case.

And now my epic renegade, what are ye at

epic - Epos; episch

renegade - Rebell, Rebellin, Abtrünniger, Abtrünnige, Apostat

ye - ja; euch, ihr, dir, du

With all the lakers, in and out of place?

A nest of tuneful persons, to my eye

nest - Nest

tuneful - melodiös

Like four and twenty blackbirds in a pye,

blackbirds - Amseln; Amsel, Schwarzdrossel

Which pye being opened they began to sing'

(This old song and new simile holds good),

simile - Vergleich, Gleichnis

'A dainty dish to set before the King'

dainty - Delikatesse; fein, zart, zierlich

Or Regent, who admires such kind of food.

Regent - Regent, Regentin

And Coleridge too has lately taken wing,

But like a hawk encumbered with his hood,

hawk - Falke, Habicht; auf der Straße verkaufen, beizen (Jagd)

encumbered - belastet; belasten, aufbürden, behindern, belasten, belasten

hood - Motorhaube; Kühlerhaube; Kapuze, Haube

Explaining metaphysics to the nation.

I wish he would explain his explanation.

You, Bob, are rather insolent, you know,

insolent - unverschämt; beleidigend, verletzend, anmaßend, überheblich

At being disappointed in your wish

To supersede all warblers here below,

supersede - aufheben; ablösen, ersetzen, den Platz einnehmen von, verdrängen

warblers - Grasmücken; Waldsänger

And be the only blackbird in the dish.

blackbird - Amsel, Schwarzdrossel

And then you overstrain yourself, or so,

overstrain - überanstrengen

And tumble downward like the flying fish

tumble - purzeln; Sturz, Fall, Überschlag, Absturz

downward - abwärts, nach unten, runter, nach unten gehend, absteigend

Gasping on deck, because you soar too high,

gasping - keuchend; (gasp); keuchen; japsen, prusten, Atemzug, Luftholen

soar - aufsteigen; schweben; hochfliegen; gleiten; hochschnellen

Bob, And fall for lack of moisture quite a dry Bob.

moisture - Feuchtigkeit, Nässe

And Wordsworth in a rather long Excursion

excursion - Ausflug, Exkursion, Abschweifung, Exkurs, Digression

(I think the quarto holds five hundred pages)

quarto - Quartformat

Has given a sample from the vasty version

vasty - gewaltig

Of his new system to perplex the sages.

perplex - verblüfft; verwirren

sages - Weisen; weise, klug, Weise

'Tis poetry, at least by his assertion,

assertion - Versicherung, Zusicherung, Behauptung, Beteuerung

And may appear so when the Dog Star rages,

rages - wütet; Wut, Zorn, Raserei, Rage, wüten, rasen, toben, toben

And he who understands it would be able

To add a story to the tower of Babel.

babel - Stimmengewirr

You gentlemen, by dint of long seclusion

dint - oder nicht; Beule, Einbeulung

seclusion - Abgeschiedenheit, Abschottung, Absonderung

From better company, have kept your own

At Keswick, and through still continued fusion

fusion - Schmelzen; Verschmelzen

Of one another's minds at last have grown

To deem, as a most logical conclusion,

deem - halten, erachten, ansehen

That poesy has wreaths for you alone.

poesy - Poesie

wreaths - Kränze; Kranz, Gebinde

There is a narrowness in such a notion,

narrowness - Engstirnigkeit; Enge, Beschränktheit

Which makes me wish you'd change your lakes for ocean.

I would not imitate the petty thought,

imitate - imitieren

petty - gering, geringfügig, klein, kleinlich

Nor coin my self-love to so base a vice,

self-love - (self-love) Eigenliebe

vice - Laster; der Schraubstock

For all the glory your conversion brought,

glory - Pracht, Herrlichkeit, Prunk, Gepränge, Ruhm

conversion - Bekehrung; Umwandlung

Since gold alone should not have been its price.

You have your salary; was't for that you wrought?

And Wordsworth has his place in the Excise.

excise - Verbrauchssteuer; die Warensteuer

You're shabby fellows"true"but poets still

shabby - schäbig

And duly seated on the immortal hill.

duly - gebührend, ordnungsgemäß, pünktlich

immortal - unsterblich; unvergesslich

Your bays may hide the baldness of your brows,

bays - Buchten; Erker, Bucht, Gestell, Bellen

baldness - Glatze, Glatzköpfigkeit, Haarlosigkeit, Haarlossein

brows - Augenbrauen; Brauen; (brow) Augenbrauen; Brauen

Perhaps some virtuous blushes; let them go.

virtuous - züchtig, tugendhaft, tugendsam

blushes - errötet; Schamröte; erröten, sich schämen

To you I envy neither fruit nor boughs,

envy - Neid; beneiden

boughs - Zweige; Ast

And for the fame you would engross below,

engross - fesseln; beschlagnahmen, beanspruchen

The field is universal and allows

Scope to all such as feel the inherent glow.

scope - Umfang; Zielfernrohr (am Gewehr); Bereich, Kompetenzbereich

inherent - inhärent

glow - glühen; abstrahlen; leuchten; Glühen

Scott, Rogers, Campbell, Moore, and Crabbe will try

Rogers - Rutger, Rüdiger

'Gainst you the question with posterity.

posterity - Nachwelt

For me, who, wandering with pedestrian Muses,

pedestrian - Fußgänger-, Fuß-

muses - Musen; Muse

Contend not with you on the winged'steed,

contend - bestreiten; streiten, sich auseinandersetzen, ringen mit

steed - ein Pferd; erman: Ross (see also Stute )

I wish your fate may yield ye, when she chooses,

fate - Schicksal, Los, Geschick

yield - Ertrag; hervorbringen, er/sie hat/hatte ergeben, weichen

The fame you envy and the skill you need.

And recollect a poet nothing loses

recollect - Erinnern Sie sich; sich erinnern an

In giving to his brethren their full meed

brethren - Brüdern

meed - Lohn

Of merit, and complaint of present days

merit - Verdienst

Is not the certain path to future praise.

He that reserves his laurels for posterity

laurels - Lorbeeren; Lorbeer, Lorbeerkranz

(Who does not often claim the bright reversion)

Reversion - Umpolung, Rückfall, Umkehrung; Rückbesinnung (auf)

Has generally no great crop to spare it, he

Being only injured by his own assertion.

And although here and there some glorious rarity

glorious - ruhmvoll, glorreich, herrlich, prachtvoll

rarity - Seltenheit, Rarität

Arise like Titan from the sea's immersion,

Titan - Titan

immersion - Eintauchen; Untertauchen; Immersion

The major part of such appellants go

appellants - Rechtsmittelführer; Rechtsmittelkläger, Beschwerdeführer

To"God knows where"for no one else can know.

If fallen in evil days on evil tongues,

Milton appealed to the avenger, Time,

avenger - Rächer, Rächerin

If Time, the avenger, execrates his wrongs

execrates - exekutiert; verabscheuen

And makes the word Miltonic mean sublime,

sublime - sublimierens, erhaben

He deigned not to belie his soul in songs,

deigned - entworfen; sich

belie - lügen;etw. falsch darstellen, über etw. hinwegtäuschen

Nor turn his very talent to a crime.

He did not loathe the sire to laud the son,

loathe - verabscheuen, ablehnen, hassen

sire - Herr; Männchen

laud - loben; preisen

But closed the tyrant-hater he begun.

tyrant - Tyrann, Tyrannin, checkTyrannin

hater - Hasser, Hasserin

Think'st thou, could he, the blind old man, arise

thou - du

Like Samuel from the grave to freeze once more

grave - Grab; feierlich, Gruft, massiv, würdig, ernst

The blood of monarchs with his prophecies,

Monarchs - Monarchen; Monarch, Monarchin, Fürst

prophecies - Prophezeiungen; Prophezeiung, Weissagung

Or be alive again"again all hoar

hoar - (hoar frost) Raufrost, Raureif

With time and trials, and those helpless eyes

helpless - hilflos

And heartless daughters"worn and pale and poor,

heartless - herzlos

Would he adore a sultan? He obey

adore - anbeten, verehren

sultan - Sultan

The intellectual eunuch Castlereagh?

Eunuch - Eunuch, weiblicher Eunuch, Kastrat

cold-blooded, smooth-faced, placid miscreant!

cold blooded - (cold blooded) kaltblütig

placid - ruhig, friedlich, sanft

Miscreant - Bösewicht; gewissenloser Mensch, Übeltäter, Schurke

Dabbling its sleek young hands in Erin's gore,

dabbling - Dilettantismus; bespritzend; (dabble); platschen; ein wenig befassen

sleek - glatt; q

gore - Keil, Blut

And thus for wider carnage taught to pant,

carnage - Gemetzel, Abschlachtung

pant - keuchen, hecheln, schnaufen (i. S. v. keuchen)

Transferred to gorge upon a sister shore,

gorge - Schlucht, Kehle; ich/er/sie fräße, fressen, ich/er/sie fraß

The vulgarest tool that tyranny could want,

vulgarest - vulgärste; vulgär, unfein, ungebildet, unanständig, ungehobelt

tyranny - Tyrannenherrschaft, Tyrannei

With just enough of talent and no more,

To lengthen fetters by another fixed

lengthen - verlängern

fetters - Fesseln; Fessel; q

And offer poison long already mixed.

An orator of such set trash of phrase,

orator - Redner, Rednerin

trash - Müll, Abfall, Papierkorb, wegwerfen, in Unordnung bringen

Ineffably, legitimately vile,

ineffably - unaussprechlich

legitimately - rechtmäßig

vile - abscheulich, gemein, schnöde

That even its grossest flatterers dare not praise,

grossest - am ekelhaftesten; grob, brutto, brutto

flatterers - Schmeichler, Schmeichlerin

Nor foes"all nations"condescend to smile.

foes - Feinde; Feind

condescend to - geruhe

Not even a sprightly blunder's spark can blaze

sprightly - rüstig; lebhaft

blunder - Patzer, Schnitzer, Fehler, Fehlgriff

spark - Funken; Funke; aufkeimen lassen, entfachen

blaze - lodern; Lohe, Brand, Großbrand, brenne, Glut

From that Ixion grindstone's ceaseless toil,

Ixion - Ixion

grindstone - Schleifstein

ceaseless - unaufhörlich; endlos

toil - Mühe; schuften, sich plagen, sich quälen, roboten

That turns and turns to give the world a notion

Of endless torments and perpetual motion.

endless - endlos, unbegrenzt, unbeschränkt, unendlich

torments - Qualen; Qual, quälen, peinigen

perpetual - unbefristet, ewig, immerwährend, unaufhörlich

A bungler even in its disgusting trade,

bungler - Pfuscher, Pfuscherin, Stümper

disgusting - ekelhaft; ekeln, Ekel

And botching, patching, leaving still behind

botching - (botch) verpfuschen, flicken

patching - Patchen; Flickerei, flickend; (patch) Patchen; Flickerei

Something of which its masters are afraid,

States to be curbed and thoughts to be confined,

curbed - gebremst; Beschränkung, Zurückhaltung, Zwang, Einschränkung

thoughts - Gedanken; Gedanke

confined - eingesperrt; beschränken, Begrenzung

Conspiracy or congress to be made,

Congress - Kongress, Tagung

Cobbling at manacles for all mankind,

cobbling - Flickschusterei; flickend, schusternd; (cobble); schustern

manacles - Fesseln; Handschellen

mankind - die Menschheit; Menschheit, Menschengeschlecht, Mann

A tinkering slave-maker, who mends old chains,

tinkering - flickend, bastelnd; (tinker); Kesselflicker, Kesselflickerin

Maker - Schöpfer; Macher, Hersteller, Fabrikant

mends - reparieren, flicken

With God and man's abhorrence for its gains.

abhorrence - Abscheu, Ekel, Ekel

If we may judge of matter by the mind,

Emasculated to the marrow, it

Emasculated - entmannt, entmannen, schwächen

marrow - Knochenmark; Mark

Hath but two objects, how to serve and bind,

bind - binden; verbinden, konnektieren

Deeming the chain it wears even men may fit,

deeming - halten, erachten, erachten, ansehen

Eutropius of its many masters, blind

To worth as freedom, wisdom as to wit,

wit - Witz; nämlich, und zwar

Fearless, because no feeling dwells in ice;

fearless - furchtlos

dwells - wohnt; leben, verbleiben, wohnen, verweilen

Its very courage stagnates to a vice.

stagnates - stagniert; stagnieren

Where shall I turn me not to view its bonds,

For I will never feel them. Italy,

Italy - Italien

Thy late reviving Roman soul desponds

thy - deine; dein

reviving - auferstehend, erneuernd

Roman - Römer; röm. römisch, römisch

desponds - verzweifelt; verzagen

Beneath the lie this state-thing breathed o'er thee.

beneath - unter

thee - dich, dir

Thy clanking chain and Erin's yet green wounds

clanking - klirrend; (clank); klirren, kläppern, aneinanderschlagen

Have voices, tongues to cry aloud for me.

aloud - laut

Europe has slaves, allies, kings, armies still,

allies - vereinigen, verbinden; Bündnispartner, Verbündete

And Southey lives to sing them very ill.

Meantime, Sir Laureate, I proceed to dedicate

meantime - Inzwischen; unterdessen

dedicate - widmen; sich widmen

In honest simple verse this song to you.

verse - Strophe

And if in flattering strains I do not predicate,

flattering - Schmeichelhaft; schmeicheln

strains - Stämme; Spannung, starke Inanspruchnahme, Zug; anstrengen

predicate - aussagen, behaupten; Aussage, beigelegte Bezeichnung, Prädikat

'Tis that I still retain my buff and blue;

Buff - starkes Leder, lederfarben, Lederfarbe; abrauen, abrauhen

My politics as yet are all to educate.

Apostasy's so fashionable too,

apostasy - Abtrünnigkeit

To keep one creed's a task grown quite

creed - Credo, Kredo, Glaubensbekenntnis; (cree); Credo, Kredo

Herculean Is it not so, my Tory, ultra-Julian?

ultra - radikal, Ultra..

Julian - Julian, julianisch


canto - Gesang, Canto

I want a hero: an uncommon want,

uncommon - ungebräuchlich; ungewöhnlich

When every year and month sends forth a new one,

forth - weiter; heraus, hervor

Till, after cloying the gazettes with cant,

cloying - anwidernd; anwidern

gazettes - Gazetten; Gazette, Amtsblatt

cant - nicht; kippen, verkanten

The age discovers he is not the true one;

Of such as these I should not care to vaunt,

vaunt - sich rühmen; sich brüsten

I'll therefore take our ancient friend Don Juan"

We all have seen him, in the pantomime,

pantomime - Pantomime; pantomimisieren

Sent to the devil somewhat ere his time.

devil - dem Teufel; Teufel, Satan, Teufelin, reizen, ärgern

ere - hier

Vernon, the butcher Cumberland, Wolfe, Hawke,

butcher - niedermetzeln, niedermachen; Metzger, Schlächter

Prince Ferdinand, Granby, Burgoyne, Keppel, Howe,

Evil and good, have had their tithe of talk,

tithe - den Zehnten; Zehnt

And fill'd their sign posts then, like Wellesley now;

Each in their turn like Banquo's monarchs stalk,

stalk - jdn. belauern;Stiel , Stengel

Followers of fame, 'nine farrow'of that sow:

followers - Mitläufer; Nachfolger, Nachfolgerin, Anhänger, Follower

farrow - Wurf Ferkel; ferkeln; nicht trächtig

sow - Sau; aussäen

France, too, had Buonaparte and Dumourier

Recorded in the Moniteur and Courier.

courier - Reiseführer; Kurier; Kurierdienst

Barnave, Brissot, Condorcet, Mirabeau,

Petion, Clootz, Danton, Marat, La Fayette,

la - US-Bundesstaat

Were French, and famous people, as we know:

And there were others, scarce forgotten yet,

scarce - rar; spärlich

Joubert, Hoche, Marceau, Lannes, Desaix, Moreau,

With many of the military set,

Exceedingly remarkable at times,

exceedingly - übermäßig; überaus, äußerst, außerordentlich, ungemein

But not at all adapted to my rhymes.

rhymes - Reimt sich; Reim, Reim, Reim, reimen (mit), reimen, reimen

Nelson was once Britannia's god of war,

Britannia - Britannien

And still should be so, but the tide is turn'd;

tide - Gezeiten, Ebbe

There's no more to be said of Trafalgar,

'Tis with our hero quietly inurn'd;

Because the army 's grown more popular,

At which the naval people are concern'd;

naval - Flotten.., von der Marine, Marine.., See..

Besides, the prince is all for the land-service,

Forgetting Duncan, Nelson, Howe, and Jervis.

Brave men were living before Agamemnon

And since, exceeding valorous and sage,

valorous - tapfer

sage - weise, klug, Weise

A good deal like him too, though quite the same none;

But then they shone not on the poet's page,

And so have been forgotten:"I condemn none,

condemn - verurteilen; verdammen, für abrissreif erklären

But can't find any in the present age

Fit for my poem (that is, for my new one);

So, as I said, I'll take my friend Don Juan.

Most epic poets plunge 'in medias res'

plunge - stürzen; eintauchen, tauchen

(Horace makes this the heroic turnpike road),

heroic - heldenhaft, heroisch

turnpike - Schlagbaum; Drehschranke; Mautstraße

And then your hero tells, whene'er you please,

whene - Wann

What went before"by way of episode,

While seated after dinner at his ease,

ease - Leichtigkeit, Mühelosigkeit, Behaglichkeit, Bequemlichkeit

Beside his mistress in some soft abode,

Mistress - Frau, Meisterin, Herrscherin, Mätresse, Liebhaberin, Domina

abode - Aufenthalt, bleiben, Wohnsitz

Palace, or garden, paradise, or cavern,

paradise - das Paradies; Paradies, Himmel

cavern - Höhle; große; Kaverne

Which serves the happy couple for a tavern.

happy couple - Hochzeitspaar

tavern - Gasthaus, Schankwirtschaft, Taverne

That is the usual method, but not mine"

My way is to begin with the beginning;

The regularity of my design

regularity - Regelmäßigkeit

Forbids all wandering as the worst of sinning,

sinning - Sünde, sündigen; eine Sünde begehen

And therefore I shall open with a line

(Although it cost me half an hour in spinning)

spinning - Spinnen; (spinning-wheel) Spinnrad; (spin) Spinnen; (spinning-wheel) Spinnrad

Narrating somewhat of Don Juan's father,

narrating - erzählen, berichten

And also of his mother, if you'd rather.

In Seville was he born, a pleasant city,

Seville - Sevilla

Famous for oranges and women"he

Who has not seen it will be much to pity,

So says the proverb"and I quite agree;

proverb - Sprichwort, Denkspruch, Redensart; Proverb

Of all the Spanish towns is none more pretty,

Spanish - spanisch; Spanisch; Spanier

Cadiz perhaps"but that you soon may see;

Cadiz - Cádiz; Cadiz

Don Juan's parents lived beside the river,

A noble stream, and call'd the Guadalquivir.

noble - edel; Adeliger, Adliger, Adelige, Adlige

His father's name was Jose"Don, of course,"

A true Hidalgo, free from every stain

stain - Fleck; Schandfleck; beflecken; beizen

Of Moor or Hebrew blood, he traced his source

moor - verankern; Moor

Hebrew - hebräisch; Hebräer, Hebräerin, Hebräisch

Through the most Gothic gentlemen of Spain;

Gothic - Gotisch; Gothic

Spain - Spanien

A better cavalier ne'er mounted horse,

cavalier - nachlässig; übermütig; hochmütig; Kavallerist; Kavalier

ne - NO Nordost(en)

Or, being mounted, e'er got down again,

Than Jose, who begot our hero, who

begot - gezeugt; erzeugen, zeugen, fortpflanzen

Begot"but that 's to come"Well, to renew:

renew - erneuern

His mother was a learned lady, famed

For every branch of every science known

In every Christian language ever named,

Christian - Christ, Christin, Christian, christlich

With virtues equall'd by her wit alone,

virtues - Tugenden; Tugend, Tugend, Keuschheit, Tugend

equall - gleich

She made the cleverest people quite ashamed,

And even the good with inward envy groan,

inward - innere; innen

groan - Stöhnen; Seufzen, Ächzen, Knarren

Finding themselves so very much exceeded

In their own way by all the things that she did.

Her memory was a mine: she knew by heart

All Calderon and greater part of Lope,

lope - leicht galoppieren, kantern, eilen, springend rennen, Kanter

So that if any actor miss'd his part

She could have served him for the prompter's copy;

For her Feinagle's were an useless art,

And he himself obliged to shut up shop"he

obliged - verpflichtet; verpflichten, einen Gefallen tun

Could never make a memory so fine as

That which adorn'd the brain of Donna Inez.

adorn - schmücken, zieren, verzieren

Her favourite science was the mathematical,

mathematical - mathematisch; rechnerisch

Her noblest virtue was her magnanimity,

noblest - am edelsten; Adeliger, Adliger, Adelige, Adlige, Aristokrat

virtue - Tugend; Keuschheit

magnanimity - Großherzigkeit; Großmut, Großzügigkeit, Seelengröße

Her wit (she sometimes tried at wit) was Attic all,

attic - Dachgeschoss, Dachboden, Estrich

Her serious sayings darken'd to sublimity;

sayings - Sprüche; Sprichwort

darken - verdunkeln

sublimity - Erhabenheit

In short, in all things she was fairly what I call

A prodigy"her morning dress was dimity,

prodigy - Orakel; Wunder; Wunderkind

Her evening silk, or, in the summer, muslin,

muslin - Musselin

And other stuffs, with which I won't stay puzzling.

She knew the Latin"that is, 'the Lord's Prayer,'

Latin - lateinisch, Latein

the Lord's Prayer - Vaterunser , Vater Unser

And Greek"the alphabet"I'm nearly sure;

Greek - griechisch; Griechisch, griechische Sprache, Grieche, Griechin

alphabet - ABC, Alphabet

She read some French romances here and there,

Although her mode of speaking was not pure;

For native Spanish she had no great care,

At least her conversation was obscure;

obscure - obskur, dunkel, vernebelt, finster

Her thoughts were theorems, her words a problem,

theorems - Theoreme; Theorem

As if she deem'd that mystery would ennoble 'em.

ennoble - adeln; veredeln

She liked the English and the Hebrew tongue,

And said there was analogy between 'em;

analogy - Analogie

She proved it somehow out of sacred song,

sacred - heilig

But I must leave the proofs to those who've seen 'em;

But this I heard her say, and can't be wrong

And all may think which way their judgments lean 'em,

judgments - Urteile; Urteil

''Tis strange"the Hebrew noun which means śI am,ť

noun - Substantiv; Dingwort, Gegenstandswort, Namenwort, Nennwort

The English always use to govern d--n.'

Some women use their tongues"she look'd a lecture,

Each eye a sermon, and her brow a homily,

sermon - Predigt

brow - Stirn; Braue, Augenbraue

homily - Predigt

An all-in-all sufficient self-director,

Like the lamented late Sir Samuel Romilly,

lamented - beklagt; Klage, Wehklage, Klagen

The Law's expounder, and the State's corrector,

expounder - Erklärer

corrector - Korrektor

Whose suicide was almost an anomaly"

suicide - Selbstmord; Suizid, Freitod, Selbstmörder, Selbstmörderin

anomaly - Anomalie

One sad example more, that 'All is vanity'

vanity - Vergänglichkeit; Eitelkeit; Leere

(The jury brought their verdict in 'Insanity').

verdict - Gerichtsurteil

insanity - Wahnsinn

In short, she was a walking calculation,

calculation - Berechnung

Miss Edgeworth's novels stepping from their covers,

Or Mrs. Trimmer's books on education,

Trimmer - ordentlicher; (trim); kürzen, nachschneiden, stutzen

Or 'Coelebs'Wife'set out in quest of lovers,

quest - Frage, Suche

lovers - Geliebte, Liebhaber, Liebhaberin

Morality's prim personification,

morality - Moral, Moralität

prim - steif

personification - Personifizierung; Personbildung, Personendichtung

In which not Envy's self a flaw discovers;

flaw - Makel; Fehlerstelle, Fehler

To others'share let 'female errors fall,'

For she had not even one"the worst of all.

O! she was perfect past all parallel"

Of any modern female saint's comparison;

saint - St. Sankt ...;Heilige {m,f}

So far above the cunning powers of hell,

cunning - gerissen; schlau, clever, süß, niedlich

Her guardian angel had given up his garrison;

guardian - Wächter, Wache, Vormund, Erziehungsberechtigter

angel - Engel

garrison - Standort, Garnison

Even her minutest motions went as well

As those of the best time-piece made by Harrison:

In virtues nothing earthly could surpass her,

earthly - irdisch; weltlich

surpass - übersteigen, übertreffen, überschreiten, überbieten

Save thine 'incomparable oil,'Macassar!

thine - deines; dein; deiner, der deine

incomparable - unvergleichlich

Perfect she was, but as perfection is

perfection - Vollkommenheit, Perfektion

Insipid in this naughty world of ours,

insipid - geschmacklos

naughty - unanständig; ungezogen, unartig, ungehorsam, dreist

Where our first parents never learn'd to kiss

Till they were exiled from their earlier bowers,

exiled - Exil

Bowers - Laube

Where all was peace, and innocence, and bliss

innocence - Unschuld; Harmlosigkeit

bliss - Glückseligkeit, Glück

(I wonder how they got through the twelve hours),

Don Jose, like a lineal son of Eve,

eve - Vorabend

Went plucking various fruit without her leave.

plucking - pflücken, abrupfen, zupfen, schlagen, rupfen, ausrupfen

He was a mortal of the careless kind,

mortal - sterblich; tödlich; Sterblicher, Sterbliche

With no great love for learning, or the learn'd,

Who chose to go where'er he had a mind,

And never dream'd his lady was concern'd;

The world, as usual, wickedly inclined

wickedly - verrucht

inclined - geneigt; neigen, neigen, neigen, Neigung, Anstieg, Gefälle

To see a kingdom or a house o'erturn'd,

Kingdom - Königreich, Königtum

erturn - umdrehen

Whisper'd he had a mistress, some said two"

But for domestic quarrels one will do.

quarrels - Streitigkeiten; sich streiten, zanken

Now Donna Inez had, with all her merit,

A great opinion of her own good qualities;

Neglect, indeed, requires a saint to bear it,

neglect - Vernachlässigung; vernachlässigen, verabsäumen, versäumen

Saint - Heiliger; Sankt

And such, indeed, she was in her moralities;

moralities - Moralvorstellungen; Moral, Moralität, Moral

But then she had a devil of a spirit,

And sometimes mix'd up fancies with realities,

And let few opportunities escape

Of getting her liege lord into a scrape.

Liege - Lüttich; Lehnsherr; Gefolgsmann, Vasall

scrape - abkratzen, schaben, scharren

This was an easy matter with a man

Oft in the wrong, and never on his guard;

And even the wisest, do the best they can,

Have moments, hours, and days, so unprepared,

That you might 'brain them with their lady's fan;'

And sometimes ladies hit exceeding hard,

And fans turn into falchions in fair hands,

falchions - Falchion

And why and wherefore no one understands.

wherefore - Weshalb; warum, weswegen, wofür

'Tis pity learned virgins ever wed

virgins - Jungfrauen; Jungfrau, jungfräulich, jungfräulich, nativ

wed - trauen, verheiraten, vermählen, zur Frau nehmen

With persons of no sort of education,

Or gentlemen, who, though well born and bred,

bred - gezüchtet; (breed) Zucht, Art, Rasse, Sorte; (breed); aufziehen

Grow tired of scientific conversation:

I don't choose to say much upon this head,

I'm a plain man, and in a single station,

But"Oh! ye lords of ladies intellectual,

Inform us truly, have they not hen-peck'd you all?

hen - Vogelweibchen; Henne, Huhn

peck - Knirps; picken; Küsschen (flüchtig); flüchtiger Kuss

Don Jose and his lady quarrell'd"why,

quarrell - streiten

Not any of the many could divine,

divine - göttlich

Though several thousand people chose to try,

'Twas surely no concern of theirs nor mine;

Twas - Das war; Zeitarbeitsunternehmen

I loathe that low vice"curiosity;

curiosity - Neugier, Neugierde, Kuriosität, Kuriosum

But if there's anything in which I shine,

'Tis in arranging all my friends'affairs,

Not having of my own domestic cares.

And so I interfered, and with the best

interfered - eingemischt; eingreifen, einmischen

Intentions, but their treatment was not kind;

I think the foolish people were possess'd,

foolish - dumm, närrisch, töricht

For neither of them could I ever find,

Although their porter afterwards confess'd"

But that 's no matter, and the worst 's behind,

For little Juan o'er me threw, down stairs,

A pail of housemaid's water unawares.

pail - Eimer

housemaid - Hausmädchen

unawares - unversehens; unwissend, nicht wissend, unaufmerksam

A little curly-headed, good-for-nothing,

And mischief-making monkey from his birth;

mischief - Unfug, Unheil, Querulantentum

His parents ne'er agreed except in doting

Upon the most unquiet imp on earth;

unquiet - unruhig; laut

imp - Wichtel, Schelm, Kobold

Instead of quarrelling, had they been but both in

quarrelling - (quarell) sich streiten

Their senses, they'd have sent young master forth

To school, or had him soundly whipp'd at home,

soundly - solide; gründlich, ordentlich

To teach him manners for the time to come.

Don Jose and the Donna Inez led

For some time an unhappy sort of life,

Wishing each other, not divorced, but dead;

They lived respectably as man and wife,

respectably - respektabel

Their conduct was exceedingly well-bred,

And gave no outward signs of inward strife,

outward - nach außen; äußerlich, auswärts

strife - Streit, Unfriede

Until at length the smother'd fire broke out,

smother - erdrücken; ersticken

And put the business past all kind of doubt.

For Inez call'd some druggists and physicians,

druggists - Drogisten; Apotheker

physicians - Ärzten; Arzt, Ärztin, Mediziner, Medizinerin, Doktor, Doktorin

And tried to prove her loving lord was mad;

But as he had some lucid intermissions,

lucid - luzide; klar, übersichtlich, verständlich, einleuchtend

intermissions - Unterbrechungen; Unterbrechung, Pause

She next decided he was only bad;

Yet when they ask'd her for her depositions,

depositions - Absetzungen; Entlassung, Ablage, Ablagerung

No sort of explanation could be had,

Save that her duty both to man and God

Required this conduct"which seem'd very odd.

She kept a journal, where his faults were noted,

And open'd certain trunks of books and letters,

trunks - Stamm, Baumstamm, Koffer, Truhe, Schrankkoffer, Schiffskoffer

All which might, if occasion served, be quoted;

And then she had all Seville for abettors,

abettors - Helfershelfer; Anstifter, Anstifterin

Besides her good old grandmother (who doted);

The hearers of her case became repeaters,

hearers - Hörer, Zuhörer

repeaters - Tochtergerät, Verstärker, Wiederholer

Then advocates, inquisitors, and judges,

advocates - Befürworter; Rechtsanwalt, Rechtsanwältin, Verteidiger

inquisitors - Inquisitoren; Inquisitor, Befrager, Vernehmer, Inquisitor

Some for amusement, others for old grudges.

amusement - Belustigung; Amüsement

grudges - Groll, Neid, missgönnen

And then this best and weakest woman bore

With such serenity her husband's woes,

serenity - Gelassenheit, Gleichmut, Klarheit, Heiterkeit, Abgeklärtheit

woes - Sorgen; Weh

Just as the Spartan ladies did of yore,

Spartan - spartanisch

yore - früher; lange zurückliegend

Who saw their spouses kill'd, and nobly chose

spouses - Ehegatten; Gatte, Gattin, Ehepartner, Ehepartnerin

nobly - großmütig, edel

Never to say a word about them more"

Calmly she heard each calumny that rose,

calmly - ruhig

calumny - Verleumdung; Rufmord, verleumden

And saw his agonies with such sublimity,

agonies - Qualen; Agonie, Qual, Pein, Qual, Todeskampf, Freudenausbruch

That all the world exclaim'd, 'What magnanimity!'

exclaim - ausrufen

No doubt this patience, when the world is damning us,

damning - verdammen, verfluchen, ächten, verschreien, verteufeln

Is philosophic in our former friends;

philosophic - philosophisch

'Tis also pleasant to be deem'd magnanimous,

magnanimous - großmütig

The more so in obtaining our own ends;

And what the lawyers call a 'malus animus'

animus - Unterbewusstsein; Feindseligkeit, Groll, Abneigung, Animus

Conduct like this by no means comprehends;

comprehends - begreift; umfassen, verstehen, begreifen, erfassen, einsehen

Revenge in person 's certainly no virtue,

revenge - Rache; rächen

But then 'tis not my fault, if others hurt you.

And if your quarrels should rip up old stories,

rip - zerreißen; Riss; reißen, der Länge nach auftrennen

And help them with a lie or two additional,

I'm not to blame, as you well know"no more is

Any one else"they were become traditional;

Besides, their resurrection aids our glories

resurrection - Wiederauferstehung

glories - Pracht, Herrlichkeit, Prunk, Gepränge

By contrast, which is what we just were wishing all:

And science profits by this resurrection"

Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection.

dissection - Sezierung; Präparation, Dissektion

Their friends had tried at reconciliation,

reconciliation - Aussöhnung, Schlichtung, Versöhnung, Wiederaussöhnung

Then their relations, who made matters worse.

('Twere hard to tell upon a like occasion

To whom it may be best to have recourse"

recourse - Regress, Rückgriff

I can't say much for friend or yet relation):

The lawyers did their utmost for divorce,

utmost - äußerst, höchst, Äußerstes, Möglichstes

But scarce a fee was paid on either side

Before, unluckily, Don Jose died.

unluckily - unglücklicherweise, unglücklich

He died: and most unluckily, because,

According to all hints I could collect

hints - Hinweise; Hinweis, Tipp, Wink, Fingerzeig, Anleitung, Andeutung

From counsel learned in those kinds of laws

counsel - Ratschläge; Beratung; Rat, Ratschlag, Anwalt, Anwältin

(Although their talk 's obscure and circumspect),

circumspect - umsichtig

His death contrived to spoil a charming cause;

contrived - ausgeklügelt; ersinnen, entwerfen, bewerkstelligen

A thousand pities also with respect

To public feeling, which on this occasion

public feeling - Volksstimmung

Was manifested in a great sensation.

manifested - manifestiert; manifest, Ladungsliste, Manifest, manifestieren

sensation - Gefühl, Empfindung, Sensation

But, ah! he died; and buried with him lay

The public feeling and the lawyers'fees:

His house was sold, his servants sent away,

sent away - weggeschickt

A Jew took one of his two mistresses,

mistresses - Mätressen; Frau, Meisterin, Herrscherin, Mätresse, Liebhaberin

A priest the other"at least so they say:

I ask'd the doctors after his disease"

He died of the slow fever call'd the tertian,

tertian - tertianisch; alle drei Tage, Tertianafieber

And left his widow to her own aversion.

widow - Witwe; Hurenkind

aversion - Abneigung, Vorbehalt, Widerwillen, Aversion

Yet Jose was an honourable man,

honourable - ehrenhaft

That I must say who knew him very well;

Therefore his frailties I'll no further scan

frailties - Schwachstellen; Schwäche, Zerbrechlichkeit

Indeed there were not many more to tell;

And if his passions now and then outran

outran - überholt; überholen

Discretion, and were not so peaceable

discretion - Diskretion, Takt, Verschwiegenheit, Angemessenheit

peaceable - friedlich; friedliebend

As Numa's (who was also named Pompilius),

He had been ill brought up, and was born bilious.

bilious - gallig; widerlich, Gallen.., reizbar

Whate'er might be his worthlessness or worth,

worthlessness - Unwürdigkeit

Poor fellow! he had many things to wound him.

Let 's own"since it can do no good on earth"

It was a trying moment that which found him

Standing alone beside his desolate hearth,

desolate - verzweifelt; verlassen; verlassen

hearth - Feuerstelle, Herdboden, Grund, Kaminboden

Where all his household gods lay shiver'd round him:

shiver - Schauder, Schauer, zittern, frösteln

No choice was left his feelings or his pride,

feelings - Gefühle; Gefühl, Eindruck

Save death or Doctors'Commons"so he died.

Dying intestate, Juan was sole heir

dying - (to die) sterben, umkommen; (dye) (to die) sterben, umkommen

intestate - von Todes wegen; ohne Testament

sole heir - Alleinerbe

To a chancery suit, and messuages, and lands,

Chancery - Staatsanwaltschaft; Kanzleigericht, Registergericht

messuages - Herrenhäuser; Anwesen

Which, with a long minority and care,

Promised to turn out well in proper hands:

Inez became sole guardian, which was fair,

sole - Seezunge, Sohle, einzig

And answer'd but to nature's just demands;

An only son left with an only mother

Is brought up much more wisely than another.

wisely - weise

Sagest of women, even of widows, she

Sagest - Senkung; absinken (Kurve), sacken

widows - Witwen; Witwe, Hurenkind

Resolved that Juan should be quite a paragon,

paragon - Vorbild, Muster, Leuchtturm, Inbegriff

And worthy of the noblest pedigree

worthy - würdig

pedigree - Stammbaum; Ahnentafel

(His sire was of Castile, his dam from Aragon):

Castile - Kastilien

dam - stauen; Staudamm, Muttertier, Damm

Aragon - Aragonien

Then for accomplishments of chivalry,

accomplishments - Errungenschaften; Ausführung, Fertigkeit, Errungenschaft

chivalry - Ritterlichkeit, Rittertum

In case our lord the king should go to war again,

He learn'd the arts of riding, fencing, gunnery,

gunnery - Schießerei; Schießwesen

And how to scale a fortress"or a nunnery.

fortress - Festung

nunnery - Nonnenkloster

But that which Donna Inez most desired,

most desired - erwünschteste

And saw into herself each day before all

The learned tutors whom for him she hired,

tutors - Tutoren; Privatunterricht geben; Lehrprogramm, Begleiter, Lehrer

Was, that his breeding should be strictly moral;

breeding - Aufzucht, Vermehrung (biol.), züchtend; (breed); aufziehen

Much into all his studies she inquired,

inquired - nachgefragt; erkundigen

And so they were submitted first to her, all,

Arts, sciences, no branch was made a mystery

To Juan's eyes, excepting natural history.

The languages, especially the dead,

The sciences, and most of all the abstruse,

abstruse - abstrus, unfassbar

The arts, at least all such as could be said

To be the most remote from common use,

In all these he was much and deeply read;

But not a page of any thing that 's loose,

Or hints continuation of the species,

continuation - Fortsetzung

Was ever suffer'd, lest he should grow vicious.

vicious - bösartig; gewalttätig, destruktiv, grausam, aggressiv, böse

His classic studies made a little puzzle,

Because of filthy loves of gods and goddesses,

filthy - dreckig, verdreckt, versifft, schmutzig, widerlich

goddesses - Göttinnen; Göttin, weibliche Gottheit, weiblicher Gott

Who in the earlier ages raised a bustle,

bustle - Betriebsamkeit; Hektik; hasten

But never put on pantaloons or bodices;

pantaloons - Pantalons; Hose

bodices - Mieder

His reverend tutors had at times a tussle,

Reverend - Hochwürden

tussle - Rauferei; kämpfen, raufen

And for their AEneids, Iliads, and Odysseys,

Aeneids - AEneiden; Aeneis

Iliads - Ilias, Iliade

Odysseys - Odysseen; Odyssee

Were forced to make an odd sort! of apology,

For Donna Inez dreaded the Mythology.

dreaded - gefürchtet; schaudern, grauen, gruseln, grausen

mythology - Mythologie, Sagenwelt, Götterlehre

Ovid 's a rake, as half his verses show him,

rake - harken, stochern; Harke, Rechen

verses - Verse; Strophe

Anacreon's morals are a still worse sample,

Catullus scarcely has a decent poem,

scarcely - knapp, kaum, wohl nicht, gerade erst

I don't think Sappho's Ode a good example,

Sappho - Sappho

Ode - Ode

Although Longinus tells us there is no hymn

hymn - Hymne (''now rare in this sense''); Hymnus, Kirchenlied, Loblied

Where the sublime soars forth on wings more ample:

soars - aufsteigt; schweben, hochfliegen, gleiten, hochschnellen

ample - reichlich; groß, umfangreich, üppig

But Virgil's songs are pure, except that horrid one

Virgil - Vergil

horrid - schrecklich; entsetzlich, grässlich, gräulich, grauenvoll

Beginning with 'Formosum Pastor Corydon.'

pastor - Pastor, checkPastorin, checkPfarrer, checkPfarrerin

Lucretius'irreligion is too strong,

irreligion - Irreligiosität

For early stomachs, to prove wholesome food;

wholesome - gesund, heilsam, gesundheitsfördernd, gesundheitsförderlich

I can't help thinking Juvenal was wrong,

Although no doubt his real intent was good,

intent - Absicht

For speaking out so plainly in his song,

plainly - klar und deutlich; klar

So much indeed as to be downright rude;

downright - ehrlich; geradezu

And then what proper person can be partial

partial - teilweise, partiell, parteiisch

To all those nauseous epigrams of Martial?

nauseous - widerlich, Übelkeit erregend, Brechreiz fördernd, ekelerregend

epigrams - Epigramme; Epigramm

Juan was taught from out the best edition,

Expurgated by learned men, who place

expurgated - gesäubert; bereinigen, entfernen, revidieren, kürzen, säubern

Judiciously, from out the schoolboy's vision,

judiciously - vernünftig

schoolboy - Schüler, Schuljunge

The grosser parts; but, fearful to deface

grosser - gröber; (gross) Brutto, dick, Br. Brutto

fearful - furchtbar; furchtsam, ängstlich, verängstigt

deface - verunstalten, entstellen

Too much their modest bard by this omission,

Bard - Barde

omission - Unterlassung, Unterlassen, Auslassung

And pitying sore his mutilated case,

sore - sauer; weh, wund, schmerzend, schmerzhaft

mutilated - verstümmelt; verstümmeln, verschandeln

They only add them all in an appendix,

appendix - Anhang, Beiheft

Which saves, in fact, the trouble of an index;

For there we have them all 'at one fell swoop,'

swoop - herabschießen, herabstürzen, Sturzflug

Instead of being scatter'd through the Pages;

Scatter - zerstreuen, verstreuen, ausstreuen; (scat); zerstreuen

They stand forth marshall'd in a handsome troop,

handsome - gut aussehend; hübsch, stattlich, gutaussehend, ansehnlich

To meet the ingenuous youth of future ages,

ingenuous - unschuldig

Till some less rigid editor shall stoop

rigid - steif, starr, rigide

stoop - Buckel, sich beugen

To call them back into their separate cages,

cages - Käfige; Käfig

Instead of standing staring all together,

Like garden gods"and not so decent either.

The Missal too (it was the family Missal)

missal - Missale; Missal, Messbuch

Was ornamented in a sort of way

ornamented - verziert; Verzierung, musikalische Verzierung

Which ancient mass-books often are, and this all

Kinds of grotesques illumined; and how they,

grotesques - Grotesken; grotesk

illumined - erhellt; beleuchten

Who saw those figures on the margin kiss all,

Could turn their optics to the text and pray,

optics - Optik; optisch, optisch

Is more than I know"But Don Juan's mother

Kept this herself, and gave her son another.

Sermons he read, and lectures he endured,

Sermons - Predigt

endured - ertragen, aushalten, dulden, von Bestand sein

And homilies, and lives of all the saints;

homilies - Predigten; Predigt

Saints - Heilige; Sankt

To Jerome and to Chrysostom inured,

Inured - Geheilt; abhärten, an (etwas) gewöhnen, gewöhnen

He did not take such studies for restraints;

restraints - Fesseln; Beschränkung, Zügelung, Einschränkung, Zwang

But how faith is acquired, and then ensured,

So well not one of the aforesaid paints

aforesaid - vorerwähnt

As Saint Augustine in his fine Confessions,

Augustine - Augustinus; Augustin

confessions - Geständnisse; Bekenntnis

Which make the reader envy his transgressions.

transgressions - Übertretungen; Transgression, Verstoß, Übertretung

This, too, was a seal'd book to little Juan"

seal - versiegeln;Siegel , Stempel , Seehund , Robbe ;sich etw. sichern;Plombe

I can't but say that his mamma was right,

mamma - die Mama

If such an education was the true one.

She scarcely trusted him from out her sight;

Her maids were old, and if she took a new one,

maids - Dienstmädchen; Mädchen

You might be sure she was a perfect fright;

fright - erschrecken; Angst, Schreck, Schrecken

She did this during even her husband's life"

I recommend as much to every wife.

Young Juan wax'd in goodliness and grace;

wax - das Wachs

goodliness - Gutmütigkeit; Schönheit

grace - Tischgebet; Anmut, Grazie, Aufschub, Fristverlängerung

At six a charming child, and at eleven

With all the promise of as fine a face

As e'er to man's maturer growth was given:

maturer - reifer; (mature) reifer

He studied steadily, and grew apace,

apace - schnell; rasch

And seem'd, at least, in the right road to heaven,

For half his days were pass'd at church, the other

Between his tutors, confessor, and mother.

confessor - Bekenner; Beichtvater

At six, I said, he was a charming child,

At twelve he was a fine, but quiet boy;

Although in infancy a little wild,

infancy - im Kindesalter; Säuglingsphase, frühe Kindheit, Anfangsphase

They tamed him down amongst them: to destroy

tamed - gezähmt; zahm, friedlich

amongst - zwischen, unter

His natural spirit not in vain they toil'd,

vain - eitel; unnützlich

At least it seem'd so; and his mother's joy

Was to declare how sage, and still, and steady,

Her young philosopher was grown already.

philosopher - Philosophen; Philosoph, Philosophin

I had my doubts, perhaps I have them still,

But what I say is neither here nor there:

I knew his father well, and have some skill

In character"but it would not be fair

From sire to son to augur good or ill:

augur - Augur, Wahrsager, Hellseher, die Zukunft vorhersagen, wahrsagen

He and his wife were an ill-sorted pair"

But scandal 's my aversion"I protest

Against all evil speaking, even in jest.

jest - scherzen

For my part I say nothing"nothing"but

This I will say"my reasons are my own"

That if I had an only son to put

To school (as God be praised that I have none),

'Tis not with Donna Inez I would shut

Him up to learn his catechism alone,

catechism - Katechismus

No"no"I'd send him out betimes to college,

For there it was I pick'd up my own knowledge.

For there one learns"'tis not for me to boast,

boast - rühmen; stolz sein auf etw

Though I acquired"but I pass over that,

As well as all the Greek I since have lost:

I say that there's the place"but 'Verbum sat.'

I think I pick'd up too, as well as most,

Knowledge of matters"but no matter what"

I never married"but, I think, I know

That sons should not be educated so.

Young Juan now was sixteen years of age,

Tall, handsome, slender, but well knit: he seem'd

slender - schlank

knit - stricken

Active, though not so sprightly, as a page;

And everybody but his mother deem'd

Him almost man; but she flew in a rage

rage - Wut, Zorn, Raserei, Rage, wüten

And bit her lips (for else she might have scream'd)

If any said so, for to be precocious

precocious - frühreif

Was in her eyes a thing the most atrocious.

atrocious - entsetzlich

Amongst her numerous acquaintance, all

acquaintance - Bekanntschaft, Umgang, Bekannter, Bekannte

Selected for discretion and devotion,

devotion - Hingebung, Hingabe, Zuneigung, Zuwendung

There was the Donna Julia, whom to call

Pretty were but to give a feeble notion

feeble - kraftlos, schwach, dürftig

Of many charms in her as natural

charms - Reize; Talisman; Charme, Zauberformel, Lieblichkeit; bezaubern

As sweetness to the flower, or salt to ocean,

sweetness - Süßigkeit; Süße

Her zone to Venus, or his bow to Cupid

Venus - Venus, Venus

bow - verbeugen; Verneigung (vor), Verbeugung; Bogen, Bug (Schiff)

Cupid - Amor, Cupido

(But this last simile is trite and stupid).

trite - banal, abgedroschen, fade

The darkness of her Oriental eye

Oriental - orientalisch, Orientale, östlich

Accorded with her Moorish origin

accorded - zugestanden; Übereinstimmung, Einvernehmen

Moorish - maurisch

(Her blood was not all Spanish, by the by;

In Spain, you know, this is a sort of sin);

sin - Sünde, sündigen; eine Sünde begehen

When proud Granada fell, and, forced to fly,

Granada - Granada

Boabdil wept, of Donna Julia's kin

wept - geweint; weinen

kin - Verwandtschaft; Sippe

Some went to Africa, some stay'd in Spain,

Africa - Afrika

Her great-great-grandmamma chose to remain.

grandmamma - Oma

She married (I forget the pedigree)

With an Hidalgo, who transmitted down

His blood less noble than such blood should be;

At such alliances his sires would frown,

alliances - Allianzen; Allianz, Zusammenschluss, Verbund, Bund, Bündnis

frown - Stirnrunzeln; die Stirn runzeln

In that point so precise in each degree

That they bred in and in, as might be shown,

Marrying their cousins"nay, their aunts, and nieces,

Nay - Nein; oder sogar

nieces - Nichten; Nichte

Which always spoils the breed, if it increases.

breed - Rasse; aufziehen, erzeugen, züchten, sich paaren, brüten

This heathenish cross restored the breed again,

heathenish - heidnisch

Ruin'd its blood, but much improved its flesh;

flesh - Fleisch; Haut, Leib, Fruchtfleisch, Fleischfarbe, zunehmen

For from a root the ugliest in Old Spain

Sprung up a branch as beautiful as fresh;

The sons no more were short, the daughters plain:

But there's a rumour which I fain would hush,

rumour - Sage, Gerücht; munkeln

fain - zögern; gern

Hush - Pst; verstummen, still werden, zum Schweigen bringen, Stille

'Tis said that Donna Julia's grandmamma

Produced her Don more heirs at love than law.

heirs - Erben; Erbe, Erbin, Thronerbe

However this might be, the race went on

Improving still through every generation,

Until it centred in an only son,

Who left an only daughter; my narration

narration - Erzählung

May have suggested that this single one

Could be but Julia (whom on this occasion

I shall have much to speak about), and she

Was married, charming, chaste, and twenty-three.

chaste - keusch

Her eye (I'm very fond of handsome eyes)

Was large and dark, suppressing half its fire

suppressing - unterdrücken, unterdrücken, unterdrücken

Until she spoke, then through its soft disguise

disguise - Verkleidung; Tarnung; verstellen

Flash'd an expression more of pride than ire,

ire - Ärger, Zorn, Wut

And love than either; and there would arise

A something in them which was not desire,

But would have been, perhaps, but for the soul

Which struggled through and chasten'd down the whole.

chasten - züchtigen

Her glossy hair was cluster'd o'er a brow

glossy - glänzend

cluster - Anhäufung, Büschel, Gruppe, Haufen

Bright with intelligence, and fair, and smooth;

Her eyebrow's shape was like th'aerial bow,

eyebrow - Braue, Augenbraue

aerial - Luft

Her cheek all purple with the beam of youth,

beam - Balken; Breite; Pflugbaum, Grindel, Strahl, strahlen, beamen

Mounting at times to a transparent glow,

As if her veins ran lightning; she, in sooth,

veins - Venen; Vene, Ader, Geäder

lightning - Blitzschlag; Blitz; Entladung

sooth - beruhigen; Wahrheit

Possess'd an air and grace by no means common:

Her stature tall"I hate a dumpy woman.

stature - Körpergröße, Statur

dumpy - plump

Wedded she was some years, and to a man

wedded - verheiratet; trauen, verheiraten, vermählen, heiraten

Of fifty, and such husbands are in plenty;

And yet, I think, instead of such a ONE

'Twere better to have TWO of five-and-twenty,

Especially in countries near the sun:

And now I think on 't, 'mi vien in mente,'

Mi - US-Bundesstaat

Ladies even of the most uneasy virtue

most uneasy - unbehaglichste

Prefer a spouse whose age is short of thirty.

spouse - Gatte, Gattin, Ehepartner, Ehepartnerin

'Tis a sad thing, I cannot choose but say,

And all the fault of that indecent sun,

indecent - unanständig, unkonventionell, unschicklich

Who cannot leave alone our helpless clay,

leave alone - gehen lassen, allein lassen, in Ruhe lassen

clay - Lehm, Ton, Asche

But will keep baking, broiling, burning on,

broiling - grillen

That howsoever people fast and pray,

The flesh is frail, and so the soul undone:

frail - zerbrechlich, schwächliche, gebrechlich

undone - ungeschehen machen; öffnen, aufmachen, etwas rückgängig machen

What men call gallantry, and gods adultery,

gallantry - Galanterie; Tapferkeit

adultery - Ehebruch

Is much more common where the climate 's sultry.

sultry - schwül; drückend, heiß, sexy

Happy the nations of the moral North!

Where all is virtue, and the winter season

Sends sin, without a rag on, shivering forth

rag - Fummel, Lumpen, Putzlappen, Unfug

shivering - Frösteln; schlotternde, schlotternd

('Twas snow that brought St. Anthony to reason);

Where juries cast up what a wife is worth,

By laying whate'er sum in mulct they please on

mulct - Geldstrafe

The lover, who must pay a handsome price,

lover - Geliebte, Liebhaber, Liebhaberin

Because it is a marketable vice.

marketable - marktfähig

Alfonso was the name of Julia's lord,

A man well looking for his years, and who

Was neither much beloved nor yet abhorr'd:

beloved - beliebt, geliebt, Liebe, Liebchen, Liebling; (belove); beliebt

abhorr - verabscheuen

They lived together, as most people do,

Suffering each other's foibles by accord,

foibles - Marotten; Schwäche, Eigenheit, Marotte, Spleen, Schwäche

accord - Vereinbarung; Übereinstimmung, Einvernehmen, Übereinkommen

And not exactly either one or two;

Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it,

jealous - eifersüchtig; eifrig, eifernd, neidisch

For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.

jealousy - Eifersucht, Missgunst, Neid

Julia was"yet I never could see why"

With Donna Inez quite a favourite friend;

Between their tastes there was small sympathy,

For not a line had Julia ever penn'd:

Some people whisper but no doubt they lie,

For malice still imputes some private end,

malice - Boshaftigkeit, Böse, Bosheit, Bösartigkeit

imputes - unterstellt; zuschreiben, anrechnen, zurechnen

That Inez had, ere Don Alfonso's marriage,

Forgot with him her very prudent carriage;

Prudent - umsichtig, vorsichtig

carriage - Kutsche; Gang, Haltung, Wagen, Frachtgeld, Fracht, Fuhrlohn

And that still keeping up the old connection,

Which time had lately render'd much more chaste,

render - leisten, wiedergeben

more chaste - keuschere

She took his lady also in affection,

affection - Zuneigung; Rührung

And certainly this course was much the best:

She flatter'd Julia with her sage protection,

And complimented Don Alfonso's taste;

complimented - beglückwünscht; Kompliment

And if she could not (who can?) silence scandal,

At least she left it a more slender handle.

more slender - schlankere

I can't tell whether Julia saw the affair

With other people's eyes, or if her own

Discoveries made, but none could be aware

Of this, at least no symptom e'er was shown;

Perhaps she did not know, or did not care,

Indifferent from the first or callous grown:

indifferent - gleichgültig

callous - gefühllos, verhärtet, abgestumpft, herzlos, schwielig

I'm really puzzled what to think or say,

She kept her counsel in so close a way.

Juan she saw, and, as a pretty child,

Caress'd him often"such a thing might be

caress - Liebkosung, Umarmung, Streicheln, liebkosen

Quite innocently done, and harmless styled,

innocently - unschuldig

harmless - harmlos, unschädlich, ungefährlich

When she had twenty years, and thirteen he;

But I am not so sure I should have smiled

When he was sixteen, Julia twenty-three;

These few short years make wondrous alterations,

wondrous - wunderbar, wundersam, erstaunlich, verwunderlich, bemerkenswert

alterations - Änderungen; Änderung, Veränderung

Particularly amongst sun-burnt nations.

Whate'er the cause might be, they had become

Changed; for the dame grew distant, the youth shy,

Dame - Dame

Their looks cast down, their greetings almost dumb,

greetings - Grüße; Gruß, Begrüßung

dumb - dumm; stumm, sprachlos, blöd, doof

And much embarrassment in either eye;

embarrassment - Verlegenheit, Peinlichkeit, Betretenheit

There surely will be little doubt with some

That Donna Julia knew the reason why,

But as for Juan, he had no more notion

Than he who never saw the sea of ocean.

Yet Julia's very coldness still was kind,

coldness - Kälte

And tremulously gentle her small hand

tremulously - bebend

Withdrew itself from his, but left behind

A little pressure, thrilling, and so bland

thrilling - aufregend; Nervenkitzel; erregen, erschauern, durchdringen

bland - fade; sanft, langweilig, höflich

And slight, so very slight, that to the mind

'Twas but a doubt; but ne'er magician's wand

magician - Magier, Zauberer, Zaubrer, Magierin

wand - Zauberstab; Stab

Wrought change with all Armida's fairy art

fairy - Fee, Elfe, Feenwesen, Naturgeister

Like what this light touch left on Juan's heart.

And if she met him, though she smiled no more,

She look'd a sadness sweeter than her smile,

sadness - Traurigkeit; Schicksalsschlag, Pech

As if her heart had deeper thoughts in store

She must not own, but cherish'd more the while

cherish - hegen; wertschätzen

For that compression in its burning core;

compression - Kompression, Komprimierung

Even innocence itself has many a wile,

And will not dare to trust itself with truth,

And love is taught hypocrisy from youth.

hypocrisy - Heuchelei, Scheinheiligkeit, Hypokrisie, Doppelmoral

But passion most dissembles, yet betrays

dissembles - verstellt; verbergen, vortäuschen, verbergen, verhehlen

Betrays - verraten, im Stich lassen, verraten, verraten, verraten

Even by its darkness; as the blackest sky

Foretells the heaviest tempest, it displays

foretells - vorhersagt; vorhersagen

tempest - Unwetter; Sturm; (temp) Unwetter; Sturm

Its workings through the vainly guarded eye,

workings - Arbeitsweise; (work) berufstätig sein

vainly - vergeblich

And in whatever aspect it arrays

arrays - Bekleidung, Tracht, Arrangement

Itself, 'tis still the same hypocrisy;

Coldness or anger, even disdain or hate,

disdain - Verachtung, Geringschätzung (disrespect)

Are masks it often wears, and still too late.

masks - Masken; Maske; abkleben (zum Schutz); abdecken, maskieren

Then there were sighs, the deeper for suppression,

sighs - seufzt; Seufzen, Seufzer, Säuseln (Wind); säuseln (Wind)

suppression - Unterdrückung; Verdrängung

And stolen glances, sweeter for the theft,

glances - blicken, Blick, Streifblick, Glanz, Steinkohle

And burning blushes, though for no transgression,

transgression - Transgression, Verstoß, Übertretung, Überschreitung

Tremblings when met, and restlessness when left;

tremblings - Zittern

restlessness - Ruhelosigkeit, Unruhe

All these are little preludes to possession,

preludes - Präludien; Präludium

Of which young passion cannot be bereft,

bereft - hinterblieben; beraubt, verlassen; (bereave); berauben

And merely tend to show how greatly love is

merely - bloß, lediglich, nur, schier

Embarrass'd at first starting with a novice.

embarrass - in Verlegenheit bringen; verlegen machen, demütigen, kränken

novice - Neuling; Novize

Poor Julia's heart was in an awkward state;

She felt it going, and resolved to make

The noblest efforts for herself and mate,

For honour's, pride's, religion's, virtue's sake;

sake - (for your sake) deinetwegen, euretwegen, Ihretwegen, dir zuliebe

Her resolutions were most truly great,

And almost might have made a Tarquin quake:

quake - Beben

She pray'd the Virgin Mary for her grace,

Virgin - Jungfrau; jungfräulich; nativ

Mary - Maria, Maria

As being the best judge of a lady's case.

She vow'd she never would see Juan more,

vow - Gelübde, Schwur, Eid, Gelöbnis, schwören

And next day paid a visit to his mother,

And look'd extremely at the opening door,

Which, by the Virgin's grace, let in another;

Grateful she was, and yet a little sore"

Again it opens, it can be no other,

'Tis surely Juan now"No! I'm afraid

I'm afraid - leider, ich bedaure, ich fürchte

That night the Virgin was no further pray'd.

She now determined that a virtuous woman

Should rather face and overcome temptation,

temptation - Versuchung, Verführung

That flight was base and dastardly, and no man

dastardly - heimtückisch

Should ever give her heart the least sensation;

That is to say, a thought beyond the common

Preference, that we must feel upon occasion

For people who are pleasanter than others,

But then they only seem so many brothers.

And even if by chance"and who can tell?

The devil 's so very sly"she should discover

sly - schlau, gerissen, listig, verschmitzt

That all within was not so very well,

And, if still free, that such or such a lover

Might please perhaps, a virtuous wife can quell

quell - unterdrücken

Such thoughts, and be the better when they're over;

And if the man should ask, 'tis but denial:

denial - Verweigerung; Leugnung, Dementi, Bestreitung, Abstreitung

I recommend young ladies to make trial.

And then there are such things as love divine,

Bright and immaculate, unmix'd and pure,

immaculate - tadellos

unmix - entmischen

Such as the angels think so very fine,

angels - Engeln; Engel

And matrons who would be no less secure,

matrons - Matronen; Hausmutter, Matrone

Platonic, perfect, 'just such love as mine;'

Thus Julia said"and thought so, to be sure;

And so I'd have her think, were I the man

On whom her reveries celestial ran.

reveries - Träumereien; Träumerei

celestial - himmlisch; Himmels-

Such love is innocent, and may exist

Between young persons without any danger.

A hand may first, and then a lip be kist;

For my part, to such doings I'm a stranger,

doings - tun, tuend

But hear these freedoms form the utmost list

Of all o'er which such love may be a ranger:

Ranger - Förster, Waldhüter

If people go beyond, 'tis quite a crime,

But not my fault"I tell them all in time.

Love, then, but love within its proper limits,

Was Julia's innocent determination

In young Don Juan's favour, and to him its

Exertion might be useful on occasion;

exertion - Anstrengung, Kraftanstrengung, Anspannung, Ausübung

And, lighted at too pure a shrine to dim its

shrine - Heiligtum; q

dim - schummrig; trüb; dämmerig, dunkel

Ethereal lustre, with what sweet persuasion

ethereal - ätherisch

lustre - Kronleuchter, Glanz, Glanzton

persuasion - Überredung; Überzeugung; Überredungskunst

He might be taught, by love and her together"

I really don't know what, nor Julia either.

Fraught with this fine intention, and well fenced

fraught - angespannt; voll

In mail of proof"her purity of soul"

purity - Reinheit

She, for the future of her strength convinced.

And that her honour was a rock, or mole,

mole - Spion; Leberfleck, Maulwurf, Mol

Exceeding sagely from that hour dispensed

sagely - weise; klughaft, klug

dispensed - ausgeteilt; ausgeben, austeilen, verteilen, dosieren

With any kind of troublesome control;

troublesome - lästig

But whether Julia to the task was equal

Is that which must be mention'd in the sequel.

sequel - Fortsetzung, Folge

Her plan she deem'd both innocent and feasible,

feasible - durchführbar, machbar, ausführbar, realisierbar

And, surely, with a stripling of sixteen

stripling - Streifenhörnchen; Jüngling

Not scandal's fangs could fix on much that 's seizable,

fangs - Reißzähne; Fang, Fangzahn

seizable - pfändbar

Or if they did so, satisfied to mean

Nothing but what was good, her breast was peaceable"

A quiet conscience makes one so serene!

conscience - Gewissen

serene - Gelassenheit; heiter

Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded

Christians - Christen; Christ, Christin, Christian, christlich

That all the Apostles would have done as they did.

apostles - Apostel

And if in the mean time her husband died,

But Heaven forbid that such a thought should cross

Her brain, though in a dream! (and then she sigh'd)

sigh - Seufzen, Seufzer, Säuseln (Wind); säuseln (Wind)

Never could she survive that common loss;

But just suppose that moment should betide,

betide - geschehen; beschieden sein, ereilen, zuteilwerden

I only say suppose it"inter nos.

inter - begraben

nos - Netwerkbetriebsystem

(This should be entre nous, for Julia thought

Nous - Nous

In French, but then the rhyme would go for naught.)

rhyme - Reim; reimen (mit)

naught - nichts; Nichts

I only say suppose this supposition:

supposition - Vermutung; Annahme, Supposition, Annehmen

Juan being then grown up to man's estate

Would fully suit a widow of condition,

Even seven years hence it would not be too late;

And in the interim (to pursue this vision)

interim - übergangsweise, interimistisch, zwischenzeitlich, Übergangszeit

The mischief, after all, could not be great,

For he would learn the rudiments of love,

rudiments - Rudimente; Grundlage, Rudiment

I mean the seraph way of those above.

seraph - Seraph

So much for Julia. Now we'll turn to Juan.

Poor little fellow! he had no idea

Of his own case, and never hit the true one;

In feelings quick as Ovid's Miss Medea,

He puzzled over what he found a new one,

But not as yet imagined it could be

Thing quite in course, and not at all alarming,

Which, with a little patience, might grow charming.

Silent and pensive, idle, restless, slow,

pensive - nachdenklich, gedankenvoll, gedankenverloren

idle - träge, nicht in Betrieb, faul, nutzlos, untätig; faulenzen

restless - unruhig; ruhelos, rastlos, checkunruhig

His home deserted for the lonely wood,

Tormented with a wound he could not know,

tormented - gequält; Qual, quälen, peinigen

His, like all deep grief, plunged in solitude:

grief - Kummer, Gram, Leid

plunged - stürzte; eintauchen, tauchen

solitude - Einsamkeit, Alleinsein

I'm fond myself of solitude or so,

But then, I beg it may be understood,

By solitude I mean a sultan's, not

A hermit's, with a haram for a grot.

Hermit - Einsiedler, Eremit, Klausner

'Oh Love! in such a wilderness as this,

wilderness - Wildnis, Wüste

Where transport and security entwine,

entwine - verflechten; umranken, umschlingen

Here is the empire of thy perfect bliss,

And here thou art a god indeed divine.'

The bard I quote from does not sing amiss,

amiss - nicht in Ordnung; schlecht, fehlend, verkehrt

With the exception of the second line,

For that same twining 'transport and security'

Are twisted to a phrase of some obscurity.

twisted - verdreht; Zwirn, Biegung, Wendung, Twist, verziehen, drehen

obscurity - Dunkelheit, Unklarheit

The poet meant, no doubt, and thus appeals

To the good sense and senses of mankind,

The very thing which every body feels,

As all have found on trial, or may find,

That no one likes to be disturb'd at meals

Or love."I won't say more about 'entwined'

entwined - verflochten; umranken, umschlingen

Or 'transport,'as we knew all that before,

But beg 'Security'will bolt the door.

bolt - Riegel, Ballen, Blitz, Bolzen; durchgehen (Pferd), sausen

Young Juan wander'd by the glassy brooks,

glassy - glasig, gläsern, glasartig

brooks - Bächlein; Bach

Thinking unutterable things; he threw

unutterable - unaussprechlich

Himself at length within the leafy nooks

leafy - laubtragender, belaubt, laubig, beblättert, laubreich

nooks - Schlupfwinkel; Nische, Alkoven, stiller Winkel, Rückzugsort

Where the wild branch of the cork forest grew;

cork - Korken; Cork

There poets find materials for their books,

And every now and then we read them through,

So that their plan and prosody are eligible,

prosody - Prosodie; Verslehre

eligible - förderfähig; berechtigt, infrage kommend, geeignet, zulässig

Unless, like Wordsworth, they prove unintelligible.

unintelligible - unverständlich

He, Juan (and not Wordsworth), so pursued

His self-communion with his own high soul,

communion - Kommunion

Until his mighty heart, in its great mood,

mighty - gewaltig, mächtig

Had mitigated part, though not the whole

mitigated - abgeschwächt; mildern, abschwächen, abmildern

Of its disease; he did the best he could

With things not very subject to control,

And turn'd, without perceiving his condition,

Like Coleridge, into a metaphysician.

metaphysician - Metaphysiker, Metaphysikerin

He thought about himself, and the whole earth

Of man the wonderful, and of the stars,

And how the deuce they ever could have birth;

deuce - zwei; Einstand (Tennis), Teufel

And then he thought of earthquakes, and of wars,

How many miles the moon might have in girth,

girth - Sattelgurt; Umfang

Of air-balloons, and of the many bars

To perfect knowledge of the boundless skies;"

boundless - grenzenlos, unbegrenzt

And then he thought of Donna Julia's eyes.

In thoughts like these true wisdom may discern

discern - erkennen, wahrnehmen, bemerken, feststellen

Longings sublime, and aspirations high,

longings - Sehnsüchte; sehnsüchtig, Sehnsucht, sehnend

aspirations - Bestrebungen; Aufsaugung, Einsaugung

Which some are born with, but the most part learn

To plague themselves withal, they know not why:

plague - Pest; Plage, Seuche, Geißel, Quälgeist, zusetzen, plagen

withal - mit

'Twas strange that one so young should thus concern

His brain about the action of the sky;

If you think 'twas philosophy that this did,

I can't help thinking puberty assisted.

puberty - Pubertät, Geschlechtsreife

He pored upon the leaves, and on the flowers,

pored - gebohrt; Pore

And heard a voice in all the winds; and then

winds - Winde; aufspulen, rollen, blasen, aufwickeln, abspulen

He thought of wood-nymphs and immortal bowers,

nymphs - Nymphen; Nymphe, Nymphomanin

And how the goddesses came down to men:

He miss'd the pathway, he forgot the hours,

pathway - Weg; Bahn, Pfad

And when he look'd upon his watch again,

He found how much old Time had been a winner"

He also found that he had lost his dinner.

Sometimes he turn'd to gaze upon his book,

gaze - Blicken; anstarren

Boscan, or Garcilasso;"by the wind

wind - aufspulen, rollen, blasen, aufwickeln, abspulen

Even as the page is rustled while we look,

rustled - geraschelt; Rascheln

So by the poesy of his own mind

Over the mystic leaf his soul was shook,

mystic - mystisch; Mystiker, Mystikerin

As if 'twere one whereon magicians bind

whereon - worauf

Magicians - Magier, Zauberer, Zaubrer, Magierin, Zauberin, Zaubrerin

Their spells, and give them to the passing gale,

gale - Orkan; Sturm

According to some good old woman's tale.

Thus would he while his lonely hours away

Dissatisfied, nor knowing what he wanted;

dissatisfied - unzufrieden; nicht befriedigen, missfallen

Nor glowing reverie, nor poet's lay,

glowing - glühen, abstrahlen, leuchten, Glühen

reverie - Träumerei

Could yield his spirit that for which it panted,

panted - keuchte; keuchen, hecheln, schnaufen (i. S. v. keuchen)

A bosom whereon he his head might lay,

bosom - Busen, Brust, der Busenfreund (bosom buddy)

And hear the heart beat with the love it granted,

With"several other things, which I forget,

Or which, at least, I need not mention yet.

Those lonely walks, and lengthening reveries,

Lengthening - verlängern

Could not escape the gentle Julia's eyes;

She saw that Juan was not at his ease;

But that which chiefly may, and must surprise,

chiefly - hauptsächlich

Is, that the Donna Inez did not tease

tease - erman:; kämmen, hecheln, necken, hänseln, aufziehen

Her only son with question or surmise:

surmise - Vermutung, Mutmaßung, vermuten, mutmaßen, annehmen

Whether it was she did not see, or would not,

Or, like all very clever people, could not.

This may seem strange, but yet 'tis very common;

For instance"gentlemen, whose ladies take

Leave to o'erstep the written rights of woman,

erstep - ersten Schritt

And break the"Which commandment is 't they break?

commandment - Gebot

(I have forgot the number, and think no man

Should rashly quote, for fear of a mistake.)

rashly - voreilig; vorschnell

I say, when these same gentlemen are jealous,

They make some blunder, which their ladies tell us.

A real husband always is suspicious,

suspicious - verdächtig; misstrauisch, argwöhnisch

But still no less suspects in the wrong place,

Jealous of some one who had no such wishes,

Or pandering blindly to his own disgrace,

pandering - Zuhälterei; nachgeben, frönen, zufriedenstellen

blindly - blindlings

disgrace - Ungnade, Schande, Schmach

By harbouring some dear friend extremely vicious;

The last indeed 's infallibly the case:

infallibly - unfehlbar

And when the spouse and friend are gone off wholly,

wholly - ganz

He wonders at their vice, and not his folly.

folly - Wahnsinn; Torheit, Narrheit, Dummheit, Tollheit

Thus parents also are at times short-sighted;

Though watchful as the lynx, they ne'er discover,

watchful - wachsam

lynx - Luchs

The while the wicked world beholds delighted,

wicked - verrucht; böse; (wick) verrucht; böse

beholds - anschaut; betrachten, sehen, schauen, anschauen, ansehen

Young Hopeful's mistress, or Miss Fanny's lover,

hopeful - hoffnungsvoll

Fanny - Fanny

Till some confounded escapade has blighted

confounded - verwirrt; verwirren, verschlimmern, verschlechtern, besiegen

escapade - Eskapade, Abenteuer, Streich

blighted - verdorben; Braunfäule, Geißel, Seuche, Plage, Heimsuchung, Übel

The plan of twenty years, and all is over;

And then the mother cries, the father swears,

And wonders why the devil he got heirs.

But Inez was so anxious, and so clear

Of sight, that I must think, on this occasion,

She had some other motive much more near

motive - Motiv, Beweggrund

For leaving Juan to this new temptation;

But what that motive was, I sha'n't say here;

Perhaps to finish Juan's education,

Perhaps to open Don Alfonso's eyes,

In case he thought his wife too great a prize.

It was upon a day, a summer's day."

Summer's indeed a very dangerous season,

And so is spring about the end of May;

The sun, no doubt, is the prevailing reason;

prevailing - vorherrschend; erman: die Vorherrschaft erringen (''over'' über)

But whatsoe'er the cause is, one may say,

whatsoe - Dingsbums

And stand convicted of more truth than treason,

stand convicted - überführt sein

treason - Verrat, Landesverrat

That there are months which nature grows more merry in,"

merry - fröhlich, heiter

March has its hares, and May must have its heroine.

hares - Hasen; Hase

heroine - Heldin, Heroine

'Twas on a summer's day"the sixth of June:"

I like to be particular in dates,

Not only of the age, and year, but moon;

They are a sort of post-house, where the Fates

fates - Schicksale; Schicksal

Change horses, making history change its tune,

Then spur away o'er empires and o'er states,

spur - anspornen, ankurbeln (Wirtsch.), beflügeln; Ansporn

Leaving at last not much besides chronology,

Chronology - Chronologie, Zeitordnung, Zeitmessung, Zeitrechnung

Excepting the post-obits of theology.

obits - Nachrufe; Todestag

theology - Theologie

'Twas on the sixth of June, about the hour

Of half-past six"perhaps still nearer seven"

When Julia sate within as pretty a bower

sate - übersättigen, sättigen

bower - Laube; (bow) Laube

As e'er held houri in that heathenish heaven

houri - Huri

Described by Mahomet, and Anacreon Moore,

Mahomet - Mohammed; Mahomet

To whom the lyre and laurels have been given,

lyre - Leier, Lyra

With all the trophies of triumphant song"

trophies - Trophäen; Trophäe

triumphant - triumphieren

He won them well, and may he wear them long!

She sate, but not alone; I know not well

How this same interview had taken place,

And even if I knew, I should not tell"

People should hold their tongues in any case;

No matter how or why the thing befell,

befell - geschah; befallen, zustoßen, hereinbrechen, widerfahren

But there were she and Juan, face to face"

When two such faces are so, 'twould be wise,

twould - oder

But very difficult, to shut their eyes.

How beautiful she look'd! her conscious heart

Glow'd in her cheek, and yet she felt no wrong.

O Love! how perfect is thy mystic art,

Strengthening the weak, and trampling on the strong,

trampling - zerstampfend, Getrampel, trampelnd; (trample); trampeln

How self-deceitful is the sagest part

deceitful - betrügerisch

Sagest - weise, klug, Weise

Of mortals whom thy lure hath led along"

mortals - sterblich, tödlich, Sterblicher, Sterbliche

lure - locken; ködern; Köder

The precipice she stood on was immense,

precipice - Abgrund, Steilhang

immense - immens

So was her creed in her own innocence.

She thought of her own strength, and Juan's youth,

And of the folly of all prudish fears,

prudish - zimperlich; prüde

Victorious virtue, and domestic truth,

victorious - siegreich, obsiegend, triumphierend, triumphal, siegesstrahlend

And then of Don Alfonso's fifty years:

I wish these last had not occurr'd, in sooth,

occurr - vorkommen

Because that number rarely much endears,

endears - liebt; teuer machen

And through all climes, the snowy and the sunny,

climes - Klimazonen; Gegend

snowy - verschneit; Schnee

sunny - sonnig, heiter

Sounds ill in love, whate'er it may in money.

When people say, 'I've told you fifty times,'

They mean to scold, and very often do;

scold - Beißzange, Xanthippe, beschimpfen, schelten, tadeln

When poets say, 'I've written fifty rhymes,'

They make you dread that they'll recite them too;

dread - schaudern, grauen, gruseln, grausen

recite - vortragen; rezitieren; zu Gehör bringen; q oem also:

In gangs of fifty, thieves commit their crimes;

At fifty love for love is rare, 'tis true,

But then, no doubt, it equally as true is,

A good deal may be bought for fifty Louis.

Julia had honour, virtue, truth, and love,

For Don Alfonso; and she inly swore,

By all the vows below to powers above,

vows - Gelübde

She never would disgrace the ring she wore,

ring - Ring, Kreis

Nor leave a wish which wisdom might reprove;

reprove - zurechtweisen; tadeln; rügen

And while she ponder'd this, besides much more,

ponder - grübeln; überlegen, nachdenken

One hand on Juan's carelessly was thrown,

carelessly - unachtsam

Quite by mistake"she thought it was her own;

Unconsciously she lean'd upon the other,

unconsciously - unbewusst

Which play'd within the tangles of her hair:

tangles - Verwicklungen; Wirrwarr, Gewirr

And to contend with thoughts she could not smother

She seem'd by the distraction of her air.

Distraction - Ablenkung, Ablenkungsmanöver, Störung, Zerstreuung, Wahnsinn

'Twas surely very wrong in Juan's mother

To leave together this imprudent pair,

imprudent - unvorsichtig; unklug, unbedacht

She who for many years had watch'd her son so"

I'm very certain mine would not have done so.

The hand which still held Juan's, by degrees

by degrees - nach und nach

Gently, but palpably confirm'd its grasp,

gently - sanft

palpably - spürbar; fühlbar, augenfällige

grasp - greifen, erfassen, begreifen, verstehen, Griff, Verständnis

As if it said, 'Detain me, if you please;'

detain - festhalten; verhaften

Yet there's no doubt she only meant to clasp

clasp - Spange, Klammer, Schnalle, Griff, greifen

His fingers with a pure Platonic squeeze:

squeeze - drücken, klemmen, pressen, quetschen

She would have shrunk as from a toad, or asp,

shrunk - geschrumpft; schrumpfen, schrumpfen, abnehmen, drücken

toad - Kröte

asp - Natter, Rapfen (Fischart)

Had she imagined such a thing could rouse

rouse - aufrütteln; wachrufen, wecken

A feeling dangerous to a prudent spouse.

I cannot know what Juan thought of this,

But what he did, is much what you would do;

His young lip thank'd it with a grateful kiss,

And then, abash'd at its own joy, withdrew

abash - abscheulich; beschämen

In deep despair, lest he had done amiss,"

despair - verzweifeln; Verzweiflung

Love is so very timid when 'tis new:

timid - furchtsam, zaghaft, zögerlich, schüchtern

She blush'd, and frown'd not, but she strove to speak,

blush - Schamröte; erröten, sich schämen

strove - angestrebt; erstreben, bestreben

And held her tongue, her voice was grown so weak.

The sun set, and up rose the yellow moon:

The devil 's in the moon for mischief; they

Who call'd her CHASTE, methinks, began too soon

methinks - meinen Sie; mich dünken

Their nomenclature; there is not a day,

nomenclature - Nomenklatur

The longest, not the twenty-first of June,

Sees half the business in a wicked way

On which three single hours of moonshine smile"

Moonshine - schwarzgebrannter Schnaps, Selbstgebrannter, Schwarzbrennerei

And then she looks so modest all the while.

There is a dangerous silence in that hour,

A stillness, which leaves room for the full soul

stillness - Stille

To open all itself, without the power

Of calling wholly back its self-control;

self-control - (self-control) Selbstbeherrschung

The silver light which, hallowing tree and tower,

hallowing - anbeten, heiligen

Sheds beauty and deep softness o'er the whole,

sheds - Schuppen; (to shed) vergießen, abstoßen, lsowerden

softness - Weichheit

Breathes also to the heart, and o'er it throws

A loving languor, which is not repose.

languor - Trägheit; Mattigkeit, Schwäche

repose - ruhen

And Julia sate with Juan, half embraced

And half retiring from the glowing arm,

Which trembled like the bosom where 'twas placed;

trembled - gezittert; zittern, Zittern

Yet still she must have thought there was no harm,

Or else 'twere easy to withdraw her waist;

waist - Taille; Rumpf

But then the situation had its charm,

charm - Talisman; Charme, Zauberformel, Lieblichkeit; bezaubern

And then"God knows what next"I can't go on;

I'm almost sorry that I e'er begun.

O Plato! Plato! you have paved the way,

Plato - Plato, Platon

paved - gepflastert; mit Platten auslegen, pflastern, bepflastern

With your confounded fantasies, to more

Immoral conduct by the fancied sway

immoral - unmoralisch

sway - schwanken; Schwingen, Schwenken, Hin- und Herschwingen

Your system feigns o'er the controulless core

feigns - täuscht vor; vorgeben, vortäuschen, vormachen, fingieren

controulless - unkontrolliert

Of human hearts, than all the long array

array - Bekleidung, Tracht, Arrangement; Feld; Übersicht, Anzahl, Fülle

Of poets and romancers:"You're a bore,

romancers - Romantiker; (Romance) Romanze

A charlatan, a coxcomb"and have been,

charlatan - Scharlatan

coxcomb - Hahnenkamm

At best, no better than a go-between.

And Julia's voice was lost, except in sighs,

Until too late for useful conversation;

The tears were gushing from her gentle eyes,

gushing - überschwänglich; Schwall, Flut, strömen, herausquellen

I wish indeed they had not had occasion,

But who, alas! can love, and then be wise?

Alas - leider [Gottes]; (ala) leider [Gottes]

Not that remorse did not oppose temptation;

remorse - Reue, Gewissensbisse

A little still she strove, and much repented

repented - bereut; bereuen

And whispering 'I will ne'er consent'"consented.

consented - zugestimmt; zustimmen, einwilligen, Zustimmung, Konsens

'Tis said that Xerxes offer'd a reward

To those who could invent him a new pleasure:

Methinks the requisition 's rather hard,

requisition - Beschlagnahmung; requirieren

And must have cost his majesty a treasure:

Majesty - Majestät

For my part, I'm a moderate-minded bard,

moderate - moderat, mäßig, gemäßigt, mittelmäßig, moderieren

Fond of a little love (which I call leisure);

I care not for new pleasures, as the old

Are quite enough for me, so they but hold.

O Pleasure! you are indeed a pleasant thing,

Although one must be damn'd for you, no doubt:

damn - Verdammt!;tadeln, verurteilen, verdammen, verfluchen

I make a resolution every spring

Of reformation, ere the year run out,

reformation - Reformation

But somehow, this my vestal vow takes wing,

vestal - vestalisch

Yet still, I trust it may be kept throughout:

I'm very sorry, very much ashamed,

And mean, next winter, to be quite reclaim'd.

reclaim - zurückfordern, reklamieren, bessern

Here my chaste Muse a liberty must take"

muse - Muse

liberty - Freiheit

Start not! still chaster reader"she'll be nice hence"

chaster - Untersetzer; keusch

Forward, and there is no great cause to quake;

This liberty is a poetic licence,

poetic - dichterisch, poetisch

Which some irregularity may make

irregularity - Unregelmäßigkeit; Unebenheit; Unvorschriftsmäßigkeit

In the design, and as I have a high sense

Of Aristotle and the Rules, 'tis fit

Aristotle - Aristoteles

To beg his pardon when I err a bit.

err - irren

This licence is to hope the reader will

Suppose from June the sixth (the fatal day,

fatal day - Unglückstag

Without whose epoch my poetic skill

epoch - Epoche, Ära

For want of facts would all be thrown away),

But keeping Julia and Don Juan still

In sight, that several months have pass'd; we'll say

'Twas in November, but I'm not so sure

About the day"the era 's more obscure.

We'll talk of that anon."'Tis sweet to hear

At midnight on the blue and moonlit deep

moonlit - mondbeschienen; im Mondlicht

The song and oar of Adria's gondolier,

oar - Ruder

gondolier - Gondoliere, Gondolier, Gondelfahrer, Gondelführer

By distance mellow'd, o'er the waters sweep;

mellow - zart, weich

'Tis sweet to see the evening star appear;

evening star - Abendstern

'Tis sweet to listen as the night-winds creep

creep - Fiesling; kriechen; schleichen; Knilch, Widerling

From leaf to leaf; 'tis sweet to view on high

The rainbow, based on ocean, span the sky.

rainbow - Regenbogen; bunt, vielfarbig

span - umfassen; Spanne, Bereich, drehen

'Tis sweet to hear the watch-dog's honest bark

bark - Bellen

Bay deep-mouth'd welcome as we draw near home;

bay - Erker, Bucht, Gestell, Bellen

draw near - nahen

'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark

Our coming, and look brighter when we come;

'Tis sweet to be awaken'd by the lark,

awaken - erwecken; aufwecken, aufwachen, erwachen, wach werden

lark - Lerche

Or lull'd by falling waters; sweet the hum

lull - Flaute; Windstille

Hum - Brummen; Summen

Of bees, the voice of girls, the song of birds,

The lisp of children, and their earliest words.

lisp - Lispelei; lispeln, zuzeln

Sweet is the vintage, when the showering grapes

vintage - Traubenlese; Jahrgang; Jahrgang

grapes - Weintrauben; Traube, Weintraube, Weinbeere

In Bacchanal profusion reel to earth,

profusion - Überfluss, Überfülle, Verschwendung, Vergeudung

reel - Spule; Haspel; Demoband; aufrollen; drehen, kreisen, taumeln

Purple and gushing: sweet are our escapes

From civic revelry to rural mirth;

civic - zivilen; bürgerlich

revelry - Feiern; Festlichkeit, Lustbarkeit, Prasserei

mirth - Fröhlichkeit, Belustigung, Freude

Sweet to the miser are his glittering heaps,

miser - Geizhals, Geizkragen, Geiziger, Geizige

glittering - glitzernd, funkelnd; (glitter); Glitter; glitzern

heaps - haufenweise; Menschenmenge, Masse, Haufen, Haufe, Heap, Haufen

Sweet to the father is his first-born's birth,

first-born - (first-born) Erstling

Sweet is revenge"especially to women,

Pillage to soldiers, prize-money to seamen.

pillage - plündern; Plünderung

seamen - Seeleute; Matrose

Sweet is a legacy, and passing sweet

legacy - Erbe, Erbschaft, Nachlass, Hinterlassenschaft

The unexpected death of some old lady

Or gentleman of seventy years complete,

Who've made 'us youth'wait too"too long already

For an estate, or cash, or country seat,

Still breaking, but with stamina so steady

stamina - Ausdauer, Durchhaltevermögen

That all the Israelites are fit to mob its

Israelites - Israeliten; Israelit, Israelitin, Israelit, Israelitin

mob - Meute, Pöbel

Next owner for their double-damn'd post-obits.

Damn - verdammen, verfluchen, ächten, verschreien, verteufeln

'Tis sweet to win, no matter how, one's laurels,

By blood or ink; 'tis sweet to put an end

To strife; 'tis sometimes sweet to have our quarrels,

Particularly with a tiresome friend:

tiresome - lästig

Sweet is old wine in bottles, ale in barrels;

ale - Ale

in barrels - tonnenweise

Dear is the helpless creature we defend

Against the world; and dear the schoolboy spot

We ne'er forget, though there we are forgot.

But sweeter still than this, than these, than all,

Is first and passionate love"it stands alone,

Like Adam's recollection of his fall;

Adam - Adam, Adam

recollection - Erinnern Sie sich; Erinnerung

The tree of knowledge has been pluck'd"all 's known"

pluck - pflücken, abrupfen, zupfen, schlagen, ausrupfen

And life yields nothing further to recall

yields - Renditen; hervorbringen, er/sie hat/hatte ergeben, weichen

Worthy of this ambrosial sin, so shown,

ambrosial - ambrosisch

No doubt in fable, as the unforgiven

fable - Fabel; fabulieren

unforgiven - Unvergeben

Fire which Prometheus filch'd for us from heaven.

Prometheus - Prometheus

filch - filzen; klauen

Man 's a strange animal, and makes strange use

Of his own nature, and the various arts,

And likes particularly to produce

Some new experiment to show his parts;

This is the age of oddities let loose,

oddities - Merkwürdigkeiten; Seltsamkeit

Where different talents find their different marts;

marts - Handelszentrum

You'd best begin with truth, and when you've lost your

Labour, there's a sure market for imposture.

imposture - Hochstapelei; Betrug, Schwindel

What opposite discoveries we have seen!

(Signs of true genius, and of empty pockets.)

One makes new noses, one a guillotine,

guillotine - Schneidemaschine

One breaks your bones, one sets them in their sockets;

sockets - Steckdosen; Steckdose, Buchse, Fassung

But vaccination certainly has been

vaccination - Impfung, Schutzimpfung, Impfen, Schutzimpfen

A kind antithesis to Congreve's rockets,

antithesis - Antithese

With which the Doctor paid off an old pox,

pox - Pocken

By borrowing a new one from an ox.

ox - Ochse, Rind

Bread has been made (indifferent) from potatoes;

And galvanism has set some corpses grinning,

galvanism - Galvanismus

corpses - Leichen; Leiche, Leichnam

grinning - (to grin) grinsen, strahlen

But has not answer'd like the apparatus

apparatus - Gerät; Apparat; Apparat

Of the Humane Society's beginning

humane - human, menschlich

By which men are unsuffocated gratis:

unsuffocated - nicht zugewiesen

gratis - kostenlos

What wondrous new machines have late been spinning!

I said the small-pox has gone out of late;

Perhaps it may be follow'd by the great.

'Tis said the great came from America;

Perhaps it may set out on its return,"

The population there so spreads, they say

'Tis grown high time to thin it in its turn,

With war, or plague, or famine, any way,

famine - Hungersnot, Hunger

So that civilisation they may learn;

civilisation - Zivilisation

And which in ravage the more loathsome evil is"

ravage - verwüsten, zerstören, Verwüstung

loathsome - verabscheuungswürdig; ekelhaft, abscheulich, scheußlich

Their real lues, or our pseudo-syphilis?

pseudo - schein.., Möchtegern

syphilis - Syphilis

This is the patent-age of new inventions

patent - Patent

For killing bodies, and for saving souls,

All propagated with the best intentions;

propagated - propagiert; verbreiten, sich vermehren

Sir Humphry Davy's lantern, by which coals

lantern - Laterne

Are safely mined for in the mode he mentions,

safely - sicher

Tombuctoo travels, voyages to the Poles,

poles - Stangen; (North Pole) Nordpol

Are ways to benefit mankind, as true,

Perhaps, as shooting them at Waterloo.

Man 's a phenomenon, one knows not what,

And wonderful beyond all wondrous measure;

'Tis pity though, in this sublime world, that

Pleasure 's a sin, and sometimes sin 's a pleasure;

Few mortals know what end they would be at,

But whether glory, power, or love, or treasure,

The path is through perplexing ways, and when

perplexing - verwirrend; verwirren

The goal is gain'd, we die, you know"and then"

What then?"I do not know, no more do you"

And so good night."Return we to our story:

'Twas in November, when fine days are few,

And the far mountains wax a little hoary,

hoary - altmodisch; altersgrau, asbach, uralt, ergraut

And clap a white cape on their mantles blue;

clap - Tripper, Beifall; klatschen

Cape - Umhang, Kap

mantles - Mäntel; Mantel, Mantel, Hülle, Umhüllung, Mantel, Glühstrumpf

And the sea dashes round the promontory,

dashes - Bindestriche; Bindestrich, Gedankenstrich, Querstrich, Strich

promontory - Landzunge

And the loud breaker boils against the rock,

breaker - Unterbrecher; Zwischenbau (Diagonal); Ă–ffnerkontakt am Relais

And sober suns must set at five o'clock.

sober - nüchtern, besonnen, ernst, gedeckt, ernüchtern, ausnüchtern

'Twas, as the watchmen say, a cloudy night;

watchmen - Wächter

cloudy - bewölkt, wolkig, trüb

No moon, no stars, the wind was low or loud

By gusts, and many a sparkling hearth was bright

gusts - Böen; Windstoß, Bö

sparkling - glitzernd, funkelnd, prickelnd, sprudelnd; (sparkle); glitzernd

With the piled wood, round which the family crowd;

There's something cheerful in that sort of light,

Even as a summer sky 's without a cloud:

I'm fond of fire, and crickets, and all that,

Crickets - Grillen; Heimchen, Kricket, Grille

A lobster salad, and champagne, and chat.

Lobster - Hummer

champagne - Champagner; Champagne

'Twas midnight"Donna Julia was in bed,

Sleeping, most probably,"when at her door

Arose a clatter might awake the dead,

clatter - klappern, poltern, Geklapper, Gepolter, Klappern

awake - munter, wach; erwachen, aufwachen

If they had never been awoke before,

awoke - erwacht; munter, wach; erwachen, aufwachen

And that they have been so we all have read,

And are to be so, at the least, once more.--

The door was fasten'd, but with voice and fist

First knocks were heard, then 'Madam"Madam"hist!

madam - gnädige Frau; Frau, Fräulein ''(traditionally

Hist - pst

'For God's sake, Madam"Madam"here's my master,

For God's sake - Um Gottes willen!

With more than half the city at his back"

Was ever heard of such a curst disaster!

'Tis not my fault"I kept good watch"Alack!

Alack - O weh, ach

Do pray undo the bolt a little faster"

undo - öffnen, aufmachen, etwas rückgängig machen, annulieren

They're on the stair just now, and in a crack

Will all be here; perhaps he yet may fly"

Surely the window 's not so very high!'

By this time Don Alfonso was arrived,

With torches, friends, and servants in great number;

torches - Fackeln; Fackel, anzünden

The major part of them had long been wived,

And therefore paused not to disturb the slumber

slumber - Halbschlaf, Schlummer, Schläfchen, schlummern, dösen, träumen

Of any wicked woman, who contrived

By stealth her husband's temples to encumber:

stealth - Heimlichkeit

encumber - belasten, aufbürden, behindern

Examples of this kind are so contagious,

contagious - ansteckend

Were one not punish'd, all would be outrageous.

I can't tell how, or why, or what suspicion

suspicion - Verdacht, Argwohn, Verdächtigung

Could enter into Don Alfonso's head;

But for a cavalier of his condition

It surely was exceedingly ill-bred,

Without a word of previous admonition,

admonition - Ermahnung

To hold a levee round his lady's bed,

levee - Morgenempfang, Damm

And summon lackeys, arm'd with fire and sword,

summon - beschwören; auffordern, vorladen

lackeys - Lakaien; Lakai, Lakai

sword - Schwert; Schwertkämpfer, Schwertkämpferin

To prove himself the thing he most abhorr'd.

Poor Donna Julia, starting as from sleep

(Mind"that I do not say"she had not slept),

Began at once to scream, and yawn, and weep;

yawn - gähnen; Gähnen

weep - weinen

Her maid Antonia, who was an adept,

maid - Dienstmädchen; Mädchen; Stubenmädchen

adept - versiert; geschickt, fähig, geübt, befähigt

Contrived to fling the bed-clothes in a heap,

fling - Seitensprung; Affäre (Liebesaffäre)

heap - Menschenmenge, Masse, Haufen, Haufe, Heap

As if she had just now from out them crept:

crept - gekrochen; kriechen, schleichen, schleichen, kriechen, Kriechen

I can't tell why she should take all this trouble

To prove her mistress had been sleeping double.

But Julia mistress, and Antonia maid,

Appear'd like two poor harmless women, who

Of goblins, but still more of men afraid,

goblins - Kobolde; Kobold

Had thought one man might be deterr'd by two,

And therefore side by side were gently laid,

Until the hours of absence should run through,

absence - Abwesenheit, Absenz, Fehlen, Absence

And truant husband should return, and say,

Truant - Schwänzer, Schwänzerin, Schulschwänzer, Schulschwänzerin

'My dear, I was the first who came away.'

Now Julia found at length a voice, and cried,

'In heaven's name, Don Alfonso, what d'ye mean?

Has madness seized you? would that I had died

madness - Wahnsinn, Verrücktheit, Tollheit

seized - beschlagnahmt; ergreifen, fassen, greifen, packen, ergreifen

Ere such a monster's victim I had been!

What may this midnight violence betide,

A sudden fit of drunkenness or spleen?

drunkenness - Trunkenheit, Betrunkenheit, Alkoholberauschung

spleen - Milz; Groll, Trübsinn

Dare you suspect me, whom the thought would kill?

Search, then, the room!'"Alfonso said, 'I will.'

He search'd, they search'd, and rummaged everywhere,

rummaged - durchwühlt; durchwühlen, durchwühlen, wühlen, stöbern

Closet and clothes'press, chest and window-seat,

closet - Kleiderschrank; Schrank, Wandschrank, Kammer, Abstellkammer

And found much linen, lace, and several pair

linen - Wäsche; Leinen; Heimtextilien

lace - schnüren, Spitze (Gewebe)

Of stockings, slippers, brushes, combs, complete,

stockings - Strümpfe; Strumpf

slippers - Hausschuhe; Hausschuh, Latschen, Pantoffel, Patschen, Puschen

combs - Kämme; Kamm

With other articles of ladies fair,

To keep them beautiful, or leave them neat:

Arras they prick'd and curtains with their swords,

prick - Arschloch; spitzer Gegenstand, Stich

swords - Schwerter; Schwert

And wounded several shutters, and some boards.

shutters - Fensterläden; Verschließender, Verschließer, Fensterladen; q

Under the bed they search'd, and there they found"

No matter what"it was not that they sought;

They open'd windows, gazing if the ground

gazing - starrt; anstarren

Had signs or footmarks, but the earth said nought;

nought - nichts; null

And then they stared each other's faces round:

'Tis odd, not one of all these seekers thought,

And seems to me almost a sort of blunder,

Of looking in the bed as well as under.

During this inquisition, Julia's tongue

inquisition - Inquisition, Glaubensgericht, Ketzergericht

Was not asleep"'Yes, search and search,'she cried,

'Insult on insult heap, and wrong on wrong!

insult - beleidigen; Beleidigung, Kränkung, Verletzung

It was for this that I became a bride!

For this in silence I have suffer'd long

A husband like Alfonso at my side;

But now I'll bear no more, nor here remain,

If there be law or lawyers in all Spain.

'Yes, Don Alfonso! husband now no more,

If ever you indeed deserved the name,

Is 't worthy of your years?"you have threescore"

threescore - sechzig

Fifty, or sixty, it is all the same"

Is 't wise or fitting, causeless to explore

causeless - ohne Grund; grundlos

For facts against a virtuous woman's fame?

Ungrateful, perjured, barbarous Don Alfonso,

ungrateful - undankbar

perjured - Meineid geleistet; einen Meineid leisten, falsch schwören

barbarous - barbarisch, grausam

How dare you think your lady would go on so?

'Is it for this I have disdain'd to hold

The common privileges of my sex?

privileges - Privilegien; Privileg

That I have chosen a confessor so old

And deaf, that any other it would vex,

deaf - taub, gehörlos, die gehörlos

vex - ärgern, verärgern, reizen, irritieren, beunruhigen

And never once he has had cause to scold,

But found my very innocence perplex

So much, he always doubted I was married"

How sorry you will be when I've miscarried!

miscarried - eine Fehlgeburt; eine Fehlgeburt haben, misslingen

'Was it for this that no Cortejo e'er

I yet have chosen from out the youth of Seville?

Is it for this I scarce went anywhere,

Except to bull-fights, mass, play, rout, and revel?

Bull - Bulle, Stier

rout - Routine; Rotte

revel - schwelgen; feiern, ausgelassen sein

Is it for this, whate'er my suitors were,

suitors - Freier, Liebeswerber

I favor'd none"nay, was almost uncivil?

uncivil - unhöflich

Is it for this that General Count O'Reilly,

Who took Algiers, declares I used him vilely?

Algiers - Algier

vilely - abscheulich

'Did not the Italian Musico Cazzani

Sing at my heart six months at least in vain?

Did not his countryman, Count Corniani,

countryman - Landmann; Landsmann, Landsmännin, Landsfrau

Call me the only virtuous wife in Spain?

Were there not also Russians, English, many?

Russians - Russen; russisch, russländisch, altrussisch, russisch, russisch

The Count Strongstroganoff I put in pain,

And Lord Mount Coffeehouse, the Irish peer,

Coffeehouse - Café, Kaffeehaus

Irish - Irisch

Who kill'd himself for love (with wine) last year.

'Have I not had two bishops at my feet,

bishops - Bischöfe; Läufer (Schach), Bischof

The Duke of Ichar, and Don Fernan Nunez?

Duke - Herzog; Großherzog

And is it thus a faithful wife you treat?

faithful - treu

I wonder in what quarter now the moon is:

I praise your vast forbearance not to beat

forbearance - Langmut, Geduld, Duldsamkeit, Nachsicht, Unterlassung

Me also, since the time so opportune is"

opportune - opportun

O, valiant man! with sword drawn and cock'd trigger,

valiant - mutig; beherzt, heldenhaft, heroisch, kühn

cock - Vogelmännchen; Gockel, Hahn; erigierter Penis (vulg.), Pimmel

Now, tell me, don't you cut a pretty figure?

'Was it for this you took your sudden journey.

Under pretence of business indispensable

pretence - Vortäuschung; Vorwand

indispensable - unverzichtbar; ausnahmlos, grundsätzlich, unabdingbar

With that sublime of rascals your attorney,

rascals - Gauner, Strolch, Bösewicht, Schurke, Bengel, Strolch, Schlingel

attorney - Rechtsanwalt

Whom I see standing there, and looking sensible

Of having play'd the fool? though both I spurn, he

spurn - verschmähen, abweisen, verachten, treten, mit Füßen treten

Deserves the worst, his conduct 's less defensible,

defensible - vertretbar

Because, no doubt, 'twas for his dirty fee,

And not from any love to you nor me.

'If he comes here to take a deposition,

deposition - Absetzung; Entlassung; Ablage, Ablagerung

By all means let the gentleman proceed;

You've made the apartment in a fit condition:

There's pen and ink for you, sir, when you need"

Let every thing be noted with precision,

precision - Präzision, Genauigkeit, Messpräzision, Wiederholgenauigkeit

I would not you for nothing should be fee'd"

But, as my maid 's undrest, pray turn your spies out.'

spies out - (spy out) ausspionieren, ausspähen, auskundschaften

'Oh!'sobb'd Antonia, 'I could tear their eyes out.'

sobb - schluchzen

'There is the closet, there the toilet, there

The antechamber"search them under, over;

antechamber - Vorraum, Vorzimmer, Vorkammer

There is the sofa, there the great arm-chair,

sofa - Sofa, Couch

arm-chair - (arm-chair) Sessel

The chimney"which would really hold a lover.

chimney - Kamin, Esse, Schlot, Schornstein, Spalte

I wish to sleep, and beg you will take care

And make no further noise, till you discover

The secret cavern of this lurking treasure"

lurking - auf der Lauer liegen; lauernd; (lurk); lauern

And when 'tis found, let me, too, have that pleasure.

'And now, Hidalgo! now that you have thrown

Doubt upon me, confusion over all,

Pray have the courtesy to make it known

courtesy - Höflichkeit

Who is the man you search for? how d'ye cal

Him? what 's his lineage? let him but be shown"

lineage - Abstammung, Geschlecht, Abstammungreihe, Abstammunglinie

I hope he 's young and handsome"is he tall?

Tell me"and be assured, that since you stain

My honour thus, it shall not be in vain.

'At least, perhaps, he has not sixty years,

At that age he would be too old for slaughter,

slaughter - Gemetzel; Schlachtung, rituelles Schlachten, Schächten

Or for so young a husband's jealous fears

(Antonia! let me have a glass of water).

I am ashamed of having shed these tears,

shed - Schuppen; (to shed) vergießen, abstoßen, lsowerden

They are unworthy of my father's daughter;

unworthy - unwürdig

My mother dream'd not in my natal hour

natal hour - Geburtsstunde

That I should fall into a monster's power.

'Perhaps 'tis of Antonia you are jealous,

You saw that she was sleeping by my side

When you broke in upon us with your fellows:

Look where you please"we've nothing, sir, to hide;

Only another time, I trust, you'll tell us,

Or for the sake of decency abide

decency - Anstand

abide - aushalten; ausstehen, ertragen, zahlen, verbleiben, weilen

A moment at the door, that we may be

Drest to receive so much good company.

'And now, sir, I have done, and say no more;

The little I have said may serve to show

The guileless heart in silence may grieve o'er

guileless - arglos

grieve - trauern; weh tun, kränken, bekümmern; sich grämen (über)

The wrongs to whose exposure it is slow:

I leave you to your conscience as before,

'Twill one day ask you why you used me so?

twill - Köperbindung, Köper

God grant you feel not then the bitterest grief!-

Antonia! where's my pocket-handkerchief?'

handkerchief - Taschentuch

She ceased, and turn'd upon her pillow; pale

ceased - eingestellt; aufhören, aufhören, einstellen

pillow - Kopfkissen, Kissen; Ruhekissen

She lay, her dark eyes flashing through their tears,

Like skies that rain and lighten; as a veil,

lighten - aufhellen; erleuchten, erhellen

veil - Vorhang; Schleier; verschleiern, verhüllen

Waved and o'ershading her wan cheek, appears

wan - Großraumnetzwerk

Her streaming hair; the black curls strive, but fail,

curls - Locken; Locke

strive - erstreben, bestreben

To hide the glossy shoulder, which uprears

Its snow through all;"her soft lips lie apart,

And louder than her breathing beats her heart.

The Senhor Don Alfonso stood confused;

Antonia bustled round the ransack'd room,

bustled - umtriebig; Hektik, hasten

ransack - plündern; durchwühlen

And, turning up her nose, with looks abused

abused - missbraucht; missbrauchen, beschimpfen; Missbrauch, Schmähung

Her master and his myrmidons, of whom

myrmidons - Myrmidonen; Myrmidone, Myrmidon

Not one, except the attorney, was amused;

amused - amüsiert; amüsieren, vergnügen, belustigen, erheitern

He, like Achates, faithful to the tomb,

tomb - Grabmal, Gruft

So there were quarrels, cared not for the cause,

Knowing they must be settled by the laws.

With prying snub-nose, and small eyes, he stood,

prying - neugierig schauend, neugierig; (pry) neugierig schauend

snub-nose - (snub-nose) Stupsnase

Following Antonia's motions here and there,

With much suspicion in his attitude;

For reputations he had little care;

So that a suit or action were made good,

Small pity had he for the young and fair,

And ne'er believed in negatives, till these

Were proved by competent false witnesses.

competent - zuständig

But Don Alfonso stood with downcast looks,

downcast - niedergeschlagen, geknickt, entmutigt

And, truth to say, he made a foolish figure;

When, after searching in five hundred nooks,

And treating a young wife with so much rigour,

rigour - Härte, Strenge

He gain'd no point, except some self-rebukes,

rebukes - Zurechtweisungen; Tadel, Anschiss, Rüge, Schelte

Added to those his lady with such vigour

vigour - Vitalität; Ausdruckskraft, Energie, Leidenschaftlichkeit

Had pour'd upon him for the last half-hour,

Quick, thick, and heavy"as a thunder-shower.

thunder - Donner; Donnern

At first he tried to hammer an excuse,

hammer - Hammer; Schlagstück, Hahn, Schlaghebel, tMalleus

To which the sole reply was tears and sobs,

sobs - schluchzt; Huso

And indications of hysterics, whose

Hysterics - Hysterie; Hysteriker, qualifieremale

Prologue is always certain throes, and throbs,

prologue - Prolog

throes - Kämpfe; Agonie

throbs - pocht; klopfen, schlagen, pochen, klopfen, pulsieren, Pochen

Gasps, and whatever else the owners choose:

gasps - keucht; keuchen, japsen, prusten, keuchen, Atemzug, Luftholen

owners - Eigentümer; Inhaber, Besitzer, Besitzerin

Alfonso saw his wife, and thought of Job's;

He saw too, in perspective, her relations,

And then he tried to muster all his patience.

He stood in act to speak, or rather stammer,

stammer - stammeln, stottern, Stottern

But sage Antonia cut him short before

The anvil of his speech received the hammer,

anvil - Amboss

With 'Pray, sir, leave the room, and say no more,

Or madam dies.'"Alfonso mutter'd, 'D"n her,'

mutter - murmeln; (mut) murmeln

But nothing else, the time of words was o'er;

He cast a rueful look or two, and did,

rueful - reuig, reumütig, kläglich

He knew not wherefore, that which he was bid.

With him retired his 'posse comitatus,'

posse comitatus - Landsturm

The attorney last, who linger'd near the door

linger - herumlungern, verzögern, Zeit brauchen, verweilen

Reluctantly, still tarrying there as late as

reluctantly - widerstrebend

tarrying - Verweilen; zögern; teerig

Antonia let him"not a little sore

At this most strange and unexplain'd 'hiatus'

most strange - merkwürdigste

unexplain - unerklärt

hiatus - Lücke; Unterbrechung, Pause, Urlaub, Ferien

In Don Alfonso's facts, which just now wore

An awkward look; as he revolved the case,

revolved - drehte; drehen

The door was fasten'd in his legal face.

No sooner was it bolted, than"Oh shame!

bolted - verriegelt; Riegel, Ballen, Blitz, Bolzen; durchgehen (Pferd)

O sin! Oh sorrow! and oh womankind!

sorrow - Kummer, Traurigkeit, Trauer, Sorge

womankind - Frauenzimmer; weibliches Geschlecht, Frauenwelt

How can you do such things and keep your fame,

Unless this world, and t'other too, be blind?

Nothing so dear as an unfilch'd good name!

unfilch - entfilmen

But to proceed"for there is more behind:

With much heartfelt reluctance be it said,

heartfelt - herzlich, von Herzen kommend, tief empfunden, innig

reluctance - Widerstreben, Widerwillen, Widerwille, Zögern, Zaudern

Young Juan slipp'd half-smother'd, from the bed.

slipp - rutschen

He had been hid"I don't pretend to say

How, nor can I indeed describe the where"

Young, slender, and pack'd easily, he lay,

No doubt, in little compass, round or square;

compass - Kompass

But pity him I neither must nor may

His suffocation by that pretty pair;

suffocation - Erstickung

'Twere better, sure, to die so, than be shut

With maudlin Clarence in his Malmsey butt.

maudlin - rührselig, selbstmitleidig, larmoyant, verheult

Malmsey - Malvasier

butt - Hintern; stoßen; Kippe, Po

And, secondly, I pity not, because

He had no business to commit a sin,

Forbid by heavenly, fined by human laws,

heavenly - himmlisch

At least 'twas rather early to begin;

But at sixteen the conscience rarely gnaws

gnaws - knabbert; nagen, kauen, knabbern, nagen, verfolgen, umtreiben

So much as when we call our old debts in

At sixty years, and draw the accompts of evil,

And find a deuced balance with the devil.

deuced - Einstand (Tennis), Teufel

Of his position I can give no notion:

'Tis written in the Hebrew Chronicle,

chronicle - Chronik

How the physicians, leaving pill and potion,

potion - Trank, Zaubertrank

Prescribed, by way of blister, a young belle,

prescribed - verschrieben; verschreiben, verordnen, vorschreiben, verordnen

blister - Blase; kritisieren; Blasen werfen

belle - Schönheit, Schöne

When old King David's blood grew dull in motion,

David - David, David

And that the medicine answer'd very well;

Perhaps 'twas in a different way applied,

For David lived, but Juan nearly died.

What 's to be done? Alfonso will be back

The moment he has sent his fools away.

Antonia's skill was put upon the rack,

rack - Folterbank, Zahnstange, Gestell

But no device could be brought into play"

And how to parry the renew'd attack?

parry - parieren, abwehren

Besides, it wanted but few hours of day:

Antonia puzzled; Julia did not speak,

But press'd her bloodless lip to Juan's cheek.

bloodless - blutarm, bleich, unblutig, blutleer

He turn'd his lip to hers, and with his hand

Call'd back the tangles of her wandering hair;

Even then their love they could not all command,

And half forgot their danger and despair:

Antonia's patience now was at a stand"

'Come, come, 'tis no time now for fooling there,'

She whisper'd, in great wrath"'I must deposit

wrath - Zorn, Wut, Ärger, Ingrimm, Vergeltung

This pretty gentleman within the closet:

'Pray, keep your nonsense for some luckier night"

nonsense - Blödsinn, Nonsens

Who can have put my master in this mood?

What will become on 't"I'm in such a fright,

The devil 's in the urchin, and no good"

urchin - Seeigel; Bengel, Lümmel, Lausbube, Racker

Is this a time for giggling? this a plight?

giggling - kichernd; (giggle); kichern; Gekicher

plight - Notlage; sich verloben; Misere, schlimmer Zustand, Verlobung

Why, don't you know that it may end in blood?

You'll lose your life, and I shall lose my place,

My mistress all, for that half-girlish face.

girlish - mädchenhaft, Mädchen

'Had it but been for a stout cavalier

stout - beleibt

Of twenty-five or thirty (come, make haste)"

haste - Eile, Hast

But for a child, what piece of work is here!

I really, madam, wonder at your taste

(Come, sir, get in)"my master must be near:

There, for the present, at the least, he's fast,

And if we can but till the morning keep

Our counsel"(Juan, mind, you must not sleep).'

Now, Don Alfonso entering, but alone,

Closed the oration of the trusty maid:

oration - Rede

trusty - vertrauenswürdig; treu

She loiter'd, and he told her to be gone,

loiter - herumlungern; rumlungern, rumhängen, herumhängen, abhängen

An order somewhat sullenly obey'd;

sullenly - mürrisch, mürrischen

However, present remedy was none,

remedy - Abhilfe; Gegenmittel; Heilmittel; beheben

And no great good seem'd answer'd if she stay'd:

Regarding both with slow and sidelong view,

sidelong - seitlich

She snuff'd the candle, curtsied, and withdrew.

snuff - schnüffeln, schnuppern; Butzen, schnupfen, Schnupftabak

curtsied - einen Knicks gemacht; Knicks, Verbeugung

Alfonso paused a minute"then begun

Some strange excuses for his late proceeding;

He would not justify what he had done,

To say the best, it was extreme ill-breeding;

But there were ample reasons for it, none

Of which he specified in this his pleading:

pleading - flehend; flehentlich, Verteidigungsschrift

His speech was a fine sample, on the whole,

Of rhetoric, which the learn'd call 'rigmarole.'

rhetoric - Redekunst, Rhetorik

rigmarole - Schwierigkeiten; Theater, Zirkus, Brimborium, Geschwätz, Palaver

Julia said nought; though all the while there rose

A ready answer, which at once enables

A matron, who her husband's foible knows,

Matron - Oberin; Hausmutter, Matrone

foible - Schwäche, Eigenheit, Marotte, Spleen

By a few timely words to turn the tables,

timely - pünktlich; zeitgerecht, fristgerecht, zur rechten Zeit

Which, if it does not silence, still must pose,"

Even if it should comprise a pack of fables;

fables - Fabeln; Fabel, fabulieren

'Tis to retort with firmness, and when he

retort - Retorte; erwidern (scharf)

firmness - Stärke, Festigkeit

Suspects with one, do you reproach with three.

reproach - Vorwürfe; Vorwurf; Schande; vorwerfen

Julia, in fact, had tolerable grounds,"

tolerable - erträglich

Alfonso's loves with Inez were well known,

But whether 'twas that one's own guilt confounds"

guilt - Schuld

confounds - verwirrt; verwirren, verschlimmern, verschlechtern, besiegen

But that can't be, as has been often shown,

A lady with apologies abounds;"

abounds - im Überfluss; in

It might be that her silence sprang alone

From delicacy to Don Juan's ear,

delicacy - Feinheit, Zartheit, Delikatesse, Leckerbissen, Köstlichkeit

To whom she knew his mother's fame was dear.

There might be one more motive, which makes two;

Alfonso ne'er to Juan had alluded,"

alluded - angedeutet; andeuten, erwähnen

Mention'd his jealousy but never who

Had been the happy lover, he concluded,

Conceal'd amongst his premises; 'tis true,

conceal - verbergen, verheimlichen, verschleiern, verschweigen

premises - Prämisse, Voraussetzung, Lokal

His mind the more o'er this its mystery brooded;

brooded - gegrübelt; Brut, brüten, brüten, grübeln

To speak of Inez now were, one may say,

Like throwing Juan in Alfonso's way.

A hint, in tender cases, is enough;

hint - Hinweis, Tipp, Wink, Fingerzeig

tender - zärtlich; empfindlich, Ausschreibung, Angebot, zart; andienen

Silence is best, besides there is a tact

tact - Takt, Taktgefühl

(That modern phrase appears to me sad stuff,

But it will serve to keep my verse compact)"

compact - zusammengedrängt

Which keeps, when push'd by questions rather rough,

A lady always distant from the fact:

The charming creatures lie with such a grace,

There's nothing so becoming to the face.

They blush, and we believe them; at least I

Have always done so; 'tis of no great use,

In any case, attempting a reply,

For then their eloquence grows quite profuse;

eloquence - Redegewandtheit, Eloquenz, Sprachfertigkeit, Beredsamkeit

profuse - übermäßig, enorm, reichlich, üppig

And when at length they're out of breath, they sigh,

And cast their languid eyes down, and let loose

languid - träge; schwach

A tear or two, and then we make it up;

And then"and then"and then"sit down and sup.

sup - Was ist los?; schlürfen

Alfonso closed his speech, and begg'd her pardon,

Which Julia half withheld, and then half granted,

withheld - zurückhalten, einbehalten, zurückhalten, vorenthalten

And laid conditions he thought very hard on,

Denying several little things he wanted:

He stood like Adam lingering near his garden,

Lingering - nachklingend, verweilend, zögernd; (linger); herumlungern

With useless penitence perplex'd and haunted,

penitence - Reue, Bußfertigkeit, Buße

haunted - spuken, verfolgen, Treffpunkt

Beseeching she no further would refuse,

beseeching - anflehend; (to beseech) ersuchen, anflehen

refuse - Müll; abweisen, verweigern, abschlagen, ablehnen

When, lo! he stumbled o'er a pair of shoes.

stumbled - gestolpert; Stolpern

A pair of shoes!"what then? not much, if they

Are such as fit with ladies'feet, but these

(No one can tell how much I grieve to say)

Were masculine; to see them, and to seize,

masculine - männlich, maskulin, Maskulinum; maskulines Genus

seize - ergreifen, fassen, packen, beschlagnahmen, erfassen

Was but a moment's act."Ah! well-a-day!

My teeth begin to chatter, my veins freeze"

chatter - klappern, schnattern, schwatzen

Alfonso first examined well their fashion,

And then flew out into another passion.

He left the room for his relinquish'd sword,

relinquish - verlassen, aufgeben, überlassen, abtreten, Verzicht leisten

And Julia instant to the closet flew.

'Fly, Juan, fly! For heaven's sake"not a word"

For heaven's sake - Um Gottes willen!, Um Himmels willen!

The door is open"you may yet slip through

The passage you so often have explored"

Here is the garden-key"Fly"fly"Adieu!

adieu - Adieu

Haste"haste! I hear Alfonso's hurrying feet"

Day has not broke"there's no one in the street:

None can say that this was not good advice,

The only mischief was, it came too late;

Of all experience 'tis the usual price,

A sort of income-tax laid on by fate:

Juan had reach'd the room-door in a. trice,

trice - im Nu

And might have done so by the garden-gate,

But met Alfonso in his dressing-gown,

dressing-gown - (dressing-gown) Morgenrock , Schlafrock , Morgenmantel ;Bademantel (Morgenmantel)

Who threaten'd death"so Juan knock'd him down.

Dire was the scuffle, and out went the light;

dire - schrecklich; düster, böse, fatal, verzweifelt, händeringend

scuffle - ein Handgemenge; raufen; Handgemenge, Gewühl

Antonia cried out 'Rape!'and Julia 'Fire!'

rape - schänden, vergewaltigen; Raub, Raps, Vergewaltigung

But not a servant stirr'd to aid the fight.

stirr - rühren

Alfonso, pommell'd to his heart's desire,

Swore lustily he'd be revenged this night;

lustily - lüstern; geil

revenged - gerächt; Rache, rächen

And Juan, too, blasphemed an octave higher;

blasphemed - gotteslästerlich; blasphemieren, Gott lästern, lästern

octave - Oktave

His blood was up: though young, he was a Tartar,

Tartar - Weinstein

And not at all disposed to prove a martyr.

disposed - entsorgt; beseitigen, entsorgen, ordnen

martyr - Märtyrer, Märtyrerin

Alfonso's sword had dropp'd ere he could draw it,

dropp - fallen lassen

And they continued battling hand to hand,

For Juan very luckily ne'er saw it;

luckily - glücklicherweise, auf glückliche Weise, mit Glück, zum Glück

His temper not being under great command,

temper - Gereiztheit, Laune, Temperament, Anlassen, Ausheizen

If at that moment he had chanced to claw it,

claw - zerkratzen; Kralle, Fang (Vogelkralle), Klaue

Alfonso's days had not been in the land

Much longer."Think of husbands', lovers'lives!

And how ye may be doubly widows"wives!

doubly - zweifach; doppelt

Alfonso grappled to detain the foe,

grappled - gepackt; packen, erbeuten, anpacken; Handgemenge

foe - Feind

And Juan throttled him to get away,

throttled - erdrosselt; erdrosseln, drosseln; abdrosseln

And blood ('twas from the nose) began to flow;

At last, as they more faintly wrestling lay,

faintly - kaum, schwach, entfernt, leicht

wrestling - Ringkampf, Ringen; (wrestle); ringen

Juan contrived to give an awkward blow,

And then his only garment quite gave way;

garment - Kleidungsstück

He fled, like Joseph, leaving it; but there,

fled - geflohen; fliehen, flüchten, fliehen, entfliehen, flüchten

Joseph - Josef, Joseph, Josef, Joseph, Josef von Arimathäa

I doubt, all likeness ends between the pair.

likeness - Ähnlichkeit; Gestalt; Abbild

Lights came at length, and men, and maids, who found

An awkward spectacle their eyes before;

spectacle - Spektakel, Schauspiel

Antonia in hysterics, Julia swoon'd,

swoon - in Ohnmacht fallen; Ohnmacht, schwinden

Alfonso leaning, breathless, by the door;

breathless - atemlos

Some half-torn drapery scatter'd on the ground,

drapery - Drapierung; Vorhang

Some blood, and several footsteps, but no more:

Footsteps - Fußstapfen; Fußabdruck, Schritt

Juan the gate gain'd, turn'd the key about,

And liking not the inside, lock'd the out.

Here ends this canto."Need I sing, or say,

How Juan naked, favour'd by the night,

Who favours what she should not, found his way,

And reach'd his home in an unseemly plight?

unseemly - ungehörig; unpassend, unangebracht, unschicklich

The pleasant scandal which arose next day,

The nine days'wonder which was brought to light,

And how Alfonso sued for a divorce,

sued - verklagte; (sue); verklagen

Were in the English newspapers, of course.

If you would like to see the whole proceedings,

proceedings - fortsetzend, verfahrend

The depositions, and the cause at full,

The names of all the witnesses, the pleadings

pleadings - Schriftsätze; flehentlich, Verteidigungsschrift, plädierend

Of counsel to nonsuit, or to annul,

nonsuit - keine Klage

annul - aufheben; annullieren

There's more than one edition, and the readings

readings - Lesungen; Lesen

Are various, but they none of them are dull;

The best is that in short-hand ta'en by Gurney,

Gurney - Rollbahre, Tragbahre, Trage

Who to Madrid on purpose made a journey.

But Donna Inez, to divert the train

divert - umlenken, umleiten, ablenken, unterhalten

Of one of the most circulating scandals

circulating - umlaufen, kreisen, zirkulieren, kursieren

That had for centuries been known in Spain,

At least since the retirement of the Vandals,

Vandals - Vandalen; Vandale

First vow'd (and never had she vow'd in vain)

To Virgin Mary several pounds of candles;

And then, by the advice of some old ladies,

She sent her son to be shipp'd off from Cadiz.

She had resolved that he should travel through

All European climes, by land or sea,

by land - auf dem Landweg

To mend his former morals, and get new,

mend - reparieren, flicken

Especially in France and Italy

(At least this is the thing most people do).

Julia was sent into a convent: she

convent - Kloster

Grieved, but, perhaps, her feelings may be better

grieved - getrauert; weh tun, kränken, bekümmern; sich grämen (über)

Shown in the following copy of her Letter:"

'They tell me 'tis decided; you depart:

'Tis wise"'tis well, but not the less a pain;

I have no further claim on your young heart,

Mine is the victim, and would be again;

To love too much has been the only art

I used;"I write in haste, and if a stain

Be on this sheet, 'tis not what it appears;

My eyeballs burn and throb, but have no tears.

eyeballs - Augäpfel; Augapfel, nach Augenmaß abschätzen

throb - klopfen, schlagen, pochen, pulsieren, Pochen

'I loved, I love you, for this love have lost

State, station, heaven, mankind's, my own esteem,

esteem - Achtung, Ansehen, Wertschätzung, schätzen

And yet can not regret what it hath cost,

So dear is still the memory of that dream;

Yet, if I name my guilt, 'tis not to boast,

None can deem harshlier of me than I deem:

harshlier - härter; harsch

I trace this scrawl because I cannot rest"

scrawl - Sudelarbeit; kritzeln

I've nothing to reproach, or to request.

'Man's love is of man's life a thing apart,

'Tis woman's whole existence; man may range

The court, camp, church, the vessel, and the mart;

vessel - Schiff, Boot, Wasserfahrzeug, Gefäß, Behälter

mart - Handelszentrum

Sword, gown, gain, glory, offer in exchange

Pride, fame, ambition, to fill up his heart,

And few there are whom these cannot estrange;

estrange - entfremden

Men have all these resources, we but one,

To love again, and be again undone.

'You will proceed in pleasure, and in pride,

Beloved and loving many; all is o'er

For me on earth, except some years to hide

My shame and sorrow deep in my heart's core;

These I could bear, but cannot cast aside

The passion which still rages as before"

And so farewell"forgive me, love me"No,

Farewell - Abschied nehmen; Lebewohl, Adieu, Abschied, Lebewohl sagen

That word is idle now"but let it go.

'My breast has been all weakness, is so yet;

But still I think I can collect my mind;

My blood still rushes where my spirit 's set,

As roll the waves before the settled wind;

My heart is feminine, nor can forget"

feminine - feminin, weiblich

To all, except one image, madly blind;

madly - wahnsinnig; irr, verrückt

So shakes the needle, and so stands the pole,

pole - Pfahl; (North Pole) Nordpol

As vibrates my fond heart to my fix'd soul.

vibrates - vibriert; vibrieren, Vibration

'I have no more to say, but linger still,

And dare not set my seal upon this sheet,

seal - versiegeln; Siegel, Stempel, Seehund

And yet I may as well the task fulfil,

My misery can scarce be more complete:

misery - Misere, Elend

I had not lived till now, could sorrow kill;

Death shuns the wretch who fain the blow would meet,

shuns - scheut; aus dem Weg gehen, ausweichen, meiden, scheuen

wretch - Unglückliche; das Wesen

And I must even survive this last adieu,

And bear with life, to love and pray for you!'

This note was written upon gilt-edged paper

gilt - vergoldet, vergoldete, vergolden; (gild) vergoldet, vergoldete

With a neat little crow-quill, slight and new:

crow - Krähe

quill - Kiel; Schreibfeder, Federkiel, Stift, Stachel

Her small white hand could hardly reach the taper,

It trembled as magnetic needles do,

magnetic - magnetisch; anziehend

And yet she did not let one tear escape her;

The seal a sun-flower; 'Elle vous suit partout,'

The motto cut upon a white cornelian;

motto - Motto, Wahlspruch

The wax was superfine, its hue vermilion.

hue - Farbe, Tönung, Geschrei, Farbton

vermilion - Zinnoberrot; Zinnober

This was Don Juan's earliest scrape; but whether

I shall proceed with his adventures is

Dependent on the public altogether;

We'll see, however, what they say to this:

Their favour in an author's cap 's a feather,

And no great mischief 's done by their caprice;

caprice - Launenhaftigkeit; Laune

And if their approbation we experience,

approbation - Zustimmung, Genehmigung, Billigung

Perhaps they'll have some more about a year hence.

My poem 's epic, and is meant to be

divided in twelve books; each book containing,

divided in - eingeteilt

With love, and war, a heavy gale at sea,

heavy gale - Sturmwind

A list of ships, and captains, and kings reigning,

reigning - herrschend; Herrschaft, Regentschaft, Regentschaft, herrschen

New characters; the episodes are three:

A panoramic view of hell 's in training,

panoramic - Panoramablick

After the style of Virgil and of Homer,

So that my name of Epic 's no misnomer.

misnomer - falsche Bezeichnung; Fehlbenennung, Fehlbezeichnung

All these things will be specified in time,

With strict regard to Aristotle's rules,

The Vade Mecum of the true sublime,

Which makes so many poets, and some fools:

Prose poets like blank-verse, I'm fond of rhyme,

prose - Prosa

Good workmen never quarrel with their tools;

workmen - Handwerker; Arbeiter

quarrel - sich streiten, zanken

I've got new mythological machinery,

mythological - mythologisch

machinery - Maschinen; Maschinerie, maschinelle Ausrüstung

And very handsome supernatural scenery.

supernatural - übernatürlich

scenery - Landschaften; Landschaft; Kulisse

There's only one slight difference between

Me and my epic brethren gone before,

And here the advantage is my own, I ween

ween - hoffen

(Not that I have not several merits more,

merits - Verdienste; Verdienst

But this will more peculiarly be seen);

peculiarly - eigentümlich

They so embellish, that 'tis quite a bore

embellish - bereichern, schmücken, verschönern, ausschmücken, verbrämen

Their labyrinth of fables to thread through,

labyrinth - Labyrinth

thread - Thema; Faden, Garn, Zwirn, Nähgarn

Whereas this story 's actually true.

If any person doubt it, I appeal

To history, tradition, and to facts,

To newspapers, whose truth all know and feel,

To plays in five, and operas in three acts;

All these confirm my statement a good deal,

But that which more completely faith exacts

Is that myself, and several now in Seville,

Saw Juan's last elopement with the devil.

elopement - Durchbrennen; Davonschleichen, Fortstehlen, Fortlaufen

If ever I should condescend to prose,

condescend - sich herablassen; herablassen; bevormunden

I'll write poetical commandments, which

poetical - poetisch

Commandments - Gebote; Gebot

Shall supersede beyond all doubt all those

That went before; in these I shall enrich

enrich - bereichern; anreichern

My text with many things that no one knows,

And carry precept to the highest pitch:

precept - Gebot, Vorschrift, Grundsatz, Maxime

I'll call the work 'Longinus o'er a Bottle,

Or, Every Poet his own Aristotle.'

Thou shalt believe in Milton, Dryden, Pope;

pope - Papst

Thou shalt not set up Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey;

Because the first is crazed beyond all hope,

crazed - durchgeknallt; Fimmel

The second drunk, the third so quaint and mouthy:

quaint - malerisch; wunderlich, originell, anheimelnd

mouthy - mundfaul

With Crabbe it may be difficult to cope,

And Campbell's Hippocrene is somewhat drouthy:

drouthy - vertrocknet

Thou shalt not steal from Samuel Rogers, nor

Commit"flirtation with the muse of Moore.

flirtation - Flirten; Techtelmechtel (Flirt), Flirt

Thou shalt not covet Mr. Sotheby's Muse,

covet - begehren; sehnen, checkersehnen

His Pegasus, nor anything that 's his;

Pegasus - Pegasos, Pegasus, Pegasus

Thou shalt not bear false witness like 'the Blues'

(There's one, at least, is very fond of this);

Thou shalt not write, in short, but what I choose:

This is true criticism, and you may kiss"

Exactly as you please, or not,"the rod;

rod - Rute; Stange, Stock, Stab, Latte

But if you don't, I'll lay it on, by G"d!

If any person should presume to assert

presume - annehmen, mutmaßen, vermuten

assert - behaupten; versichern, zusichern, beteuern

This story is not moral, first, I pray,

That they will not cry out before they're hurt,

Then that they'll read it o'er again, and say

(But, doubtless, nobody will be so pert)

doubtless - zweifelsfrei, zweifellos

pert - vorlaut; flott, lebhaft, schwungvoll, munter, keck

That this is not a moral tale, though gay;

Besides, in Canto Twelfth, I mean to show

twelfth - zwölften; zwölfte

The very place where wicked people go.

If, after all, there should be some so blind

To their own good this warning to despise,

despise - verachten

Led by some tortuosity of mind,

tortuosity - Verschlungenheit; Tortuosität

Not to believe my verse and their own eyes,

And cry that they 'the moral cannot find,'

I tell him, if a clergyman, he lies;

clergyman - Pfarrer, Pastor, Kleriker, Geistlicher

Should captains the remark, or critics, make,

They also lie too"under a mistake.

The public approbation I expect,

And beg they'll take my word about the moral,

Which I with their amusement will connect

(So children cutting teeth receive a coral);

coral - Korallen; Koralle

Meantime, they'll doubtless please to recollect

My epical pretensions to the laurel:

epical - episch

pretensions - Anmaßungen; Anspruch, Ăśberheblichkeit, Anmaßung

laurel - Lorbeer; Lorbeerkranz

For fear some prudish readers should grow skittish,

skittish - sprunghaft; scheu, schreckhaft, launisch, unberechenbar

I've bribed my grandmother's review"the British.

bribed - bestochen; Bestechungsgeld

I sent it in a letter to the Editor,

Who thank'd me duly by return of post"

by return of post - postwendend

I'm for a handsome article his creditor;

creditor - Gläubiger, Kreditor

Yet, if my gentle Muse he please to roast,

roast - braten; rösten; Braten; gebraten

And break a promise after having made it her,

Denying the receipt of what it cost,

And smear his page with gall instead of honey,

smear - Abstrich; schmieren; beschmieren; diffamieren, verleumden

gall - Galle

honey - Schatz; Honig

All I can say is"that he had the money.

I think that with this holy new alliance

alliance - Allianz, Zusammenschluss, Verbund

I may ensure the public, and defy

defy - herausfordern, die Stirn bieten, trotzen, widersetzen, lossagen

All other magazines of art or science,

Daily, or monthly, or three monthly; I

Have not essay'd to multiply their clients,

Because they tell me 'twere in vain to try,

And that the Edinburgh Review and Quarterly

Edinburgh - Edinburg

quarterly - vierteljährlich, dreimonatlich, Vierung, quartalsweise

Treat a dissenting author very martyrly.

dissenting - abweichend; dissentieren, Dissens

martyrly - Märtyrisch

'Non ego hoc ferrem calida juventa

non - nicht..

ego - Ich, Ego

Consule Planco,'Horace said, and so

consule - Konsule

Say I; by which quotation there is meant a

Hint that some six or seven good years ago

(Long ere I dreamt of dating from the Brenta)

I was most ready to return a blow,

And would not brook at all this sort of thing

brook - Bach

In my hot youth"when George the Third was King.

George - Georg

But now at thirty years my hair is grey

(I wonder what it will be like at forty?

I thought of a peruke the other day)"

peruke - Perücke

My heart is not much greener; and, in short, I

Have squander'd my whole summer while 'twas May,

squander - verschwenden, vergeuden, verprassen

And feel no more the spirit to retort; I

Have spent my life, both interest and principal,

And deem not, what I deem'd, my soul invincible.

invincible - unbesiegbar

No more"no more"Oh! never more on me

The freshness of the heart can fall like dew,

freshness - Frische

dew - tauen; Tau

Which out of all the lovely things we see

Extracts emotions beautiful and new,

Hived in our bosoms like the bag o'the bee:

hived - verselbständigt; Bienenstock

bosoms - Busen, Busen, Brust, der Busenfreund

Think'st thou the honey with those objects grew?

Alas! 'twas not in them, but in thy power

To double even the sweetness of a flower.

No more"no more"Oh! never more, my heart,

Canst thou be my sole world, my universe!

Once all in all, but now a thing apart,

Thou canst not be my blessing or my curse:

blessing - Segen, Segnung, Segnen, Segnen; (bless); Segen, Segnung, Segnen

curse - verfluchen, fluchen, verdammen; Fluch

The illusion 's gone for ever, and thou art

Insensible, I trust, but none the worse,

insensible - unempfindlich

And in thy stead I've got a deal of judgment,

stead - Stelle

judgment - Urteil; Urteilsvermögen; Beurteilung; Richtspruch

Though heaven knows how it ever found a lodgment.

lodgment - Einreichung

My days of love are over; me no more

The charms of maid, wife, and still less of widow,

Can make the fool of which they made before,"

In short, I must not lead the life I did do;

The credulous hope of mutual minds is o'er,

credulous - leichtgläubig

mutual - wechselseitig, gegenseitig, beiderseitig, gemeinsam

The copious use of claret is forbid too,

copious - reichlich

claret - Rotwein, roter Bordeaux, weinrot, Bordeaux

So for a good old-gentlemanly vice,

gentlemanly - gentlemanlike

I think I must take up with avarice.

avarice - Geiz; Gier

Ambition was my idol, which was broken

idol - Idol, Götze

Before the shrines of Sorrow, and of Pleasure;

shrines - Schreine; Heiligtum

And the two last have left me many a token

token - Zeichen, Symbol, Andenken, Souvenir, Erinnerung, Jeton

O'er which reflection may be made at leisure:

reflection - Reflexion, Abbild, Reflektion, Abwägung

Now, like Friar Bacon's brazen head, I've spoken,

friar - Mönch, Ordensbruder

bacon - Speck

brazen - schamlos; messingen, aus Messing, Messing-, metallisch, metallen

'Time is, Time was, Time 's past:'"a chymic treasure

chymic - chymisch

Is glittering youth, which I have spent betimes"

My heart in passion, and my head on rhymes.

What is the end of Fame? 'tis but to fill

A certain portion of uncertain paper:

uncertain - unsicher

Some liken it to climbing up a hill,

liken - vergleichen

Whose summit, like all hills, is lost in vapour;

summit - Gipfel

vapour - Wasserdampf; der Dampf

For this men write, speak, preach, and heroes kill,

preach - predigen, verkündigen

And bards burn what they call their 'midnight taper,'

bards - Barden; Barde

To have, when the original is dust,

A name, a wretched picture, and worse bust.

wretched - unglücklich; sehr schlecht, miserabel, wertlos

bust - Verhaftung; Pleite gehen, kaputt gehen; Busen, Büste

What are the hopes of man? Old Egypt's King

Cheops erected the first pyramid

erected - errichtet; stramm (Haltung), steif; errichten

pyramid - Pyramide

And largest, thinking it was just the thing

To keep his memory whole, and mummy hid;

mummy - Mumie, Mutti; Mama, Mami, Mutti

But somebody or other rummaging,

rummaging - durchwühlen, durchwühlen, wühlen, stöbern

Burglariously broke his coffin's lid:

coffin - Sarg, einsargen

lid - Deckel

Let not a monument give you or me hopes,

Since not a pinch of dust remains of Cheops.

pinch - kneifen, zwicken, schnappen, erwischen, Messerspitze, Prise

But I being fond of true philosophy,

Say very often to myself, 'Alas!

All things that have been born were born to die,

And flesh (which Death mows down to hay) is grass;

mows - mäht; die Mähmaschine

Hay - Heu

You've pass'd your youth not so unpleasantly,

unpleasantly - unangenehm

And if you had it o'er again"'twould pass"

So thank your stars that matters are no worse,

And read your Bible, sir, and mind your purse.'

Bible - Bibel

purse - Handtasche; Geldbörse, Geldbeutel

But for the present, gentle reader! and

Still gentler purchaser! the bard"that 's I"

purchaser - Einkäufer; Käufer, Kunde

Must, with permission, shake you by the hand,

And so 'Your humble servant, and good-b'ye!'

humble - bescheiden; demütig, ergeben

We meet again, if we should understand

Each other; and if not, I shall not try

Your patience further than by this short sample"

'Twere well if others follow'd my example.

'Go, little book, from this my solitude!

I cast thee on the waters"go thy ways!

And if, as I believe, thy vein be good,

vein - Vene, Ader, Geäder, Goldader

The world will find thee after many days.'

When Southey's read, and Wordsworth understood,

I can't help putting in my claim to praise"

The four first rhymes are Southey's every line:

For God's sake, reader! take them not for mine.


O ye! who teach the ingenuous youth of nations,

Holland, France, England, Germany, or Spain,

I pray ye flog them upon all occasions,

flog - verhökern; peitschen

It mends their morals, never mind the pain:

The best of mothers and of educations

In Juan's case were but employ'd in vain,

Since, in a way that 's rather of the oddest, he

Became divested of his native modesty.

divested - veräußert; berauben, entziehen

modesty - Bescheidenheit; Sittsamkeit

Had he but been placed at a public school,

In the third form, or even in the fourth,

His daily task had kept his fancy cool,

daily task - Tagewerk

At least, had he been nurtured in the north;

nurtured - gehegt und gepflegt; Umsorgen

Spain may prove an exception to the rule,

But then exceptions always prove its worth"

A lad of sixteen causing a divorce

lad - Junge, Knabe, Bube, Bursche, junger Mann, Stallbursche

Puzzled his tutors very much, of course.

I can't say that it puzzles me at all,

If all things be consider'd: first, there was

His lady"mother, mathematical,

A"never mind; his tutor, an old ass;

tutor - Nachhilfelehrer; Privatunterricht geben; Lehrprogramm

ass - Arsch, Esel, Dummkopf

A pretty woman (that 's quite natural,

Or else the thing had hardly come to pass);

A husband rather old, not much in unity

With his young wife"a time, and opportunity.

Well"well, the world must turn upon its axis,

axis - Achse

And all mankind turn with it, heads or tails,

And live and die, make love and pay our taxes,

And as the veering wind shifts, shift our sails;

veering - (veer) drehen, umspringen; (veer) (veer) drehen, umspringen

The king commands us, and the doctor quacks us,

quacks - Quacksalber, Kurpfuscher, quaken; plappern

The priest instructs, and so our life exhales,

instructs - anweist; instruieren, briefen, anweisen

exhales - ausatmet; ausatmen

A little breath, love, wine, ambition, fame,

Fighting, devotion, dust,"perhaps a name.

I said that Juan had been sent to Cadiz"

A pretty town, I recollect it well"

'Tis there the mart of the colonial trade is

Colonial - kolonial

(Or was, before Peru learn'd to rebel),

Peru - Peru

rebel - rebellieren; Rebell; auflehnen, aufbäumen

And such sweet girls"I mean, such graceful ladies,

graceful - anmutig, ansprechend, elegant, graziös

Their very walk would make your bosom swell;

swell - anschwellen; Schwellen

I can't describe it, though so much it strike,

Nor liken it"I never saw the like:

An Arab horse, a stately stag, a barb

stately - stattlich

stag - Junggeselle; Hirsch, Hirschbock, Rothirsch, Fohlen

barb - Barbe; Widerhaken

New broke, a cameleopard, a gazelle,

cameleopard - Kameleopard

gazelle - Gazelle

No"none of these will do;"and then their garb!

garb - Gewandung; Tracht, Gewand

Their veil and petticoat"Alas! to dwell

petticoat - Petticoat; Unterrock

dwell - leben, verbleiben, wohnen, verweilen

Upon such things would very near absorb

A canto"then their feet and ankles,"well,

Thank Heaven I've got no metaphor quite ready

(And so, my sober Muse"come, let 's be steady"

Chaste Muse!"well, if you must, you must)"the veil

thrown back a moment with the glancing hand,

thrown back - zurückgeworfen

glancing - blickend; (glance); blicken; Blick, Streifblick, Glanz

While the o'erpowering eye, that turns you pale,

erpowering - ermächtigend

Flashes into the heart:"All sunny land

Of love! when I forget you, may I fail

To"say my prayers"but never was there plann'd

plann - planen

A dress through which the eyes give such a volley,

volley - Salve; Volley

Excepting the Venetian Fazzioli.

venetian - venezianisch; Venezianer, Venezianerin

But to our tale: the Donna Inez sent

Her son to Cadiz only to embark;

embark - einsteigen; einschiffen, an Bord gehen, beginnen, antreten

To stay there had not answer'd her intent,

But why?"we leave the reader in the dark"

'Twas for a voyage that the young man was meant,

As if a Spanish ship were Noah's ark,

ark - Arche

To wean him from the wickedness of earth,

wean - entwöhnen

wickedness - Bösartigkeit; Bosheit

And send him like a dove of promise forth.

Don Juan bade his valet pack his things

bade - geboten

valet - Kammerdiener, Putzer, Leibdiener

According to direction, then received

A lecture and some money: for four springs

He was to travel; and though Inez grieved

(As every kind of parting has its stings),

stings - sticht; Stachel, brennender Schmerz, Stich; schmerzlich treffen

She hoped he would improve"perhaps believed:

A letter, too, she gave (he never read it)

Of good advice"and two or three of credit.

In the mean time, to pass her hours away,

Brave Inez now set up a Sunday school

For naughty children, who would rather play

(Like truant rogues) the devil, or the fool;

rogues - Schurken; Schurke, Lümmel, Strolch, Vagabund, Landstreicher

Infants of three years old were taught that day,

infants - Kleinkinder; Säugling, Wickelkind

Dunces were whipt, or set upon a stool:

dunces - Dummköpfe; Dummkopf, Schwachkopf, Dämel, Einfaltspinsel

whipt - gepeitscht

stool - Stuhl, Kot, Hocker

The great success of Juan's education,

Spurr'd her to teach another generation.

Juan embark'd"the ship got under way,

The wind was fair, the water passing rough:

A devil of a sea rolls in that bay,

As I, who've cross'd it oft, know well enough;

And, standing upon deck, the dashing spray

dashing - schneidig; Bindestrich, Gedankenstrich, Querstrich, Strich

spray - Sprühwasser, Gischt; bestäuben (bestäubt), sprühen, spritzen

Flies in one's face, and makes it weather-tough:

And there he stood to take, and take again,

His first"perhaps his last"farewell of Spain.

I can't but say it is an awkward sight

To see one's native land receding through

native land - Heimatland

receding - zurückgehen; zurücktreten

The growing waters; it unmans one quite,

unmans - entmutigen, entmannen

Especially when life is rather new:

I recollect Great Britain's coast looks white,

Britain - Großbritannien {nt}

But almost every other country 's blue,

When gazing on them, mystified by distance,

mystified - verblüfft; verblüffen, irritieren

We enter on our nautical existence.

nautical - nautisch

So Juan stood, bewilder'd on the deck:

bewilder - verwirren, durcheinanderbringen

The wind sung, cordage strain'd, and sailors swore,

cordage - Tauwerk, Fasertauwerk

strain - Belastung; Spannung, starke Inanspruchnahme, Zug; anstrengen

And the ship creak'd, the town became a speck,

creak - Knarren, Quietschen

speck - Fleckchen

From which away so fair and fast they bore.

The best of remedies is a beef-steak

remedies - Gegenmittel

steak - Steak, Beefsteak, Lendenschnitte

Against sea-sickness: try it, sir, before

sickness - Krankheit; Übelkeit

You sneer, and I assure you this is true,

sneer - spotten; Spott; grinsen, spötteln

For I have found it answer"so may you.

Don Juan stood, and, gazing from the stern,

stern - ernst, Heck

Beheld his native Spain receding far:

beheld - gesehen; betrachten, sehen, schauen, anschauen, ansehen

First partings form a lesson hard to learn,

partings - Abschiede; Abschied, Scheitel, Haarscheitel, qualifier

Even nations feel this when they go to war;

There is a sort of unexprest concern,

unexprest - Unerschrockenheit

A kind of shock that sets one's heart ajar:

ajar - angelehnt; halboffen, einen Spalt offen

At leaving even the most unpleasant people

most unpleasant - unangenehmste

And places, one keeps looking at the steeple.

steeple - Kirchturm

But Juan had got many things to leave,

His mother, and a mistress, and no wife,

So that he had much better cause to grieve

Than many persons more advanced in life;

And if we now and then a sigh must heave

heave - heben, hieven, werfen, wuchten, schleudern

At quitting even those we quit in strife,

No doubt we weep for those the heart endears"

That is, till deeper griefs congeal our tears.

griefs - Kummer, Gram, Leid

congeal - erstarren; gerinnen, koagulieren

So Juan wept, as wept the captive Jews

captive - Gefangener, Gefangene

By Babel's waters, still remembering Sion:

I'd weep,"but mine is not a weeping Muse,

weeping - weinen; .; (weep) weinen

And such light griefs are not a thing to die on;

Young men should travel, if but to amuse

amuse - amüsieren, vergnügen, belustigen, erheitern

Themselves; and the next time their servants tie on

Behind their carriages their new portmanteau,

carriages - Kutschen; Kutsche, Gang, Haltung, Wagen, Frachtgeld

portmanteau - Handkoffer

Perhaps it may be lined with this my canto.

And Juan wept, and much he sigh'd and thought,

While his salt tears dropp'd into the salt sea,

'Sweets to the sweet'(I like so much to quote;

You must excuse this extract, 'tis where she,

The Queen of Denmark, for Ophelia brought

Denmark - Dänemark

Flowers to the grave); and, sobbing often, he

sobbing - Schluchzen; (sob); Huso

Reflected on his present situation,

And seriously resolved on reformation.

'Farewell, my Spain! a long farewell!'he cried,

'Perhaps I may revisit thee no more,

revisit - wieder besuchen

But die, as many an exiled heart hath died,

Of its own thirst to see again thy shore:

thirst - Durst; dürsten

Farewell, where Guadalquivir's waters glide!

glide - gleiten; gleiten lassen

Farewell, my mother! and, since all is o'er,

Farewell, too, dearest Julia!"(Here he drew

Her letter out again, and read it through.)

'And, oh! if e'er I should forget, I swear"

But that 's impossible, and cannot be"

Sooner shall this blue ocean melt to air,

Sooner shall earth resolve itself to sea,

Than I resign thine image, oh, my fair!

Or think of any thing excepting thee;

A mind diseased no remedy can physic

physic - physisch; Abführmittel

(Here the ship gave a lurch, and he grew sea-sick).

lurch - torkeln, taumeln

'Sooner shall heaven kiss earth (here he fell sicker),

O, Julia! what is every other wo?

(For God's sake let me have a glass of liquor;

liquor - Schnaps; Spirituose

Pedro, Battista, help me down below.)

Julia, my love! (you rascal, Pedro, quicker)"

rascal - Schlingel; Gauner, Strolch, Bösewicht, Schurke, Bengel

O, Julia! (this curst vessel pitches so)"

Beloved Julia, hear me still beseeching!'

(Here he grew inarticulate with retching.)

inarticulate - sprachlos, unfähig zu sprechen, undeutlich, unartikuliert

retching - Würgereiz; würgen

He felt that chilling heaviness of heart,

chilling - Abkühlung; Kälte verbreitend; (chill) Abkühlung; Kälte verbreitend

heaviness - Schwere

Or rather stomach, which, alas! attends,

Beyond the best apothecary's art,

apothecary - Apothekerin

The loss of love, the treachery of friends,

treachery - Verrat

Or death of those we dote on, when a part

dote - schwärmen, vernarrt sein, einen Narren fressen, verhätscheln

Of us dies with them as each fond hope ends:

No doubt he would have been much more pathetic,

pathetic - erbärmlich

But the sea acted as a strong emetic. I

emetic - emetisch; Emetikum, Brechmittel

Love 's a capricious power: I've known it hold

capricious - kapriziös, launenhaft, unberechenbar, schrullig

Out through a fever caused by its own heat,

But be much puzzled by a cough and cold,

cough - husten; Husten

And find a quincy very hard to treat;

Against all noble maladies he 's bold,

maladies - Krankheiten; Krankheit, Übel

But vulgar illnesses don't like to meet,

vulgar - vulgär, unfein, ungebildet, unanständig

Nor that a sneeze should interrupt his sigh,

sneeze - niesen; Niesen

Nor inflammations redden his blind eye.

inflammations - Entzündungen; Entzündung, Entzündung

redden - erröten

But worst of all is nausea, or a pain

nausea - Übelkeit; Ekel

About the lower region of the bowels;

bowels - Därme; Dickdarm, Darm, Inneres

Love, who heroically breathes a vein,

heroically - heldenhaft

Shrinks from the application of hot towels,

shrinks - schrumpft; schrumpfen, schrumpfen, abnehmen, drücken

And purgatives are dangerous to his reign,

purgatives - Abführmittel; abführend

reign - Herrschaft, Regentschaft, herrschen, regieren

Sea-sickness death: his love was perfect, how else

Could Juan's passion, while the billows roar,

billows - Woge, wabern, wogen, bauschen

roar - brüllen; Tosen; Brüllen; Aufheulen

Resist his stomach, ne'er at sea before?

The ship, call'd the most holy 'Trinidada,'

Was steering duly for the port Leghorn;

steering - Lenkung; (steer); Lenkung

Leghorn - Leghorn

For there the Spanish family Moncada

Were settled long ere Juan's sire was born:

They were relations, and for them he had a

Letter of introduction, which the morn

morn - Morgens; der Morgen

Of his departure had been sent him by

His Spanish friends for those in Italy.

His suite consisted of three servants and

suite - Suite

A tutor, the licentiate Pedrillo,

licentiate - lizenziert

Who several languages did understand,

But now lay sick and speechless on his pillow,

speechless - sprachlos, fassungslos, stumm

And rocking in his hammock, long'd for land,

hammock - Hängematte; Bauminsel

His headache being increased by every billow;

billow - Woge; wabern, wogen, bauschen

And the waves oozing through the port-hole made

oozing - sickern, strotzen vor/von; Schlamm

His berth a little damp, and him afraid.

berth - Koje, Schlafplatz, Landungsplatz, Ladeplatz, Liegeplatz

damp - feucht; Feuchtigkeit; ersticken, dämpfen

'Twas not without some reason, for the wind

Increased at night, until it blew a gale;

And though 'twas not much to a naval mind,

Some landsmen would have look'd a little pale,

landsmen - Landsmänner; Landbewohner

For sailors are, in fact, a different kind:

At sunset they began to take in sail,

sunset - Sonnenuntergang; Lebensabend

For the sky show'd it would come on to blow,

And carry away, perhaps, a mast or so.

carry away - mitreißen, davontragen, abtragen

mast - Mast

At one o'clock the wind with sudden shift

Threw the ship right into the trough of the sea,

trough - Trog, Futtertrog, Mulde, Graben, Rinne, Dachrinne, Wellental

Which struck her aft, and made an awkward rift,

aft - achtern; hinten

rift - Riss, Spalte

Started the stern-post, also shatter'd the

shatter - zerbrechen; zum Zerspringen bringen, zerschmettern

Whole of her stern-frame, and, ere she could lift

Herself from out her present jeopardy,

jeopardy - Gefährdung; Gefahr, Risiko

The rudder tore away: 'twas time to sound

rudder - Ruder, Steuer, Steuerruder; (rud); Ruder, Steuer, Steuerruder

tore - gerissen; (to tear) zerreißen, reißen

The pumps, and there were four feet water found.

pumps - Pumps; Pumpe; aufpumpen, pumpen

One gang of people instantly was put

Upon the pumps and the remainder set

remainder - Rest, Teilungsrest, Restposten, runtersetzen

To get up part of the cargo, and what not;

cargo - Fracht, Ladung, Cargo

But they could not come at the leak as yet;

leak - undicht

At last they did get at it really, but

Still their salvation was an even bet:

Salvation - Erlösung, Rettung

The water rush'd through in a way quite puzzling,

While they thrust sheets, shirts, jackets, bales of muslin,

thrust - Stoß, Stich, Vorstoß, Schub, Schubkraft

bales - bündeln; Ballen, Pack, Bündel

Into the opening; but all such ingredients

Would have been vain, and they must have gone down,

Despite of all their efforts and expedients,

expedients - Hilfsmittel; angebracht, opportun, hilfreich, passend

But for the pumps: I'm glad to make them known

To all the brother tars who may have need hence,

tars - teeren; Teer

For fifty tons of water were upthrown

By them per hour, and they had all been undone,

But for the maker, Mr. Mann, of London.

As day advanced the weather seem'd to abate,

abate - nachlassen; vermindern, verzehren (Rauch), verringern

And then the leak they reckon'd to reduce,

And keep the ship afloat, though three feet yet

afloat - schwimmend; schuldenfrei, über Wasser

Kept two hand and one chain-pump still in use.

pump - Pumps; Pumpe; aufpumpen, pumpen

The wind blew fresh again: as it grew late

A squall came on, and while some guns broke loose,

squall - schreien; Böe, Sturmböe

A gust"which all descriptive power transcends"

gust - Böe; Windstoß, Bö

descriptive - beschreibend

transcends - transzendiert; ubersteigen

Laid with one blast the ship on her beam ends.

blast - schlagen, vernichten, sprengen; mit Wucht schießen; Bö

There she lay motionless, and seem'd upset;

motionless - unbeweglich, reglos, bewegungslos

The water left the hold, and wash'd the decks,

And made a scene men do not soon forget;

For they remember battles, fires, and wrecks,

wrecks - Wracks; Wrack

Or any other thing that brings regret,

Or breaks their hopes, or hearts, or heads, or necks:

Thus drownings are much talk'd of by the divers,

drownings - Ertrinken

divers - Taucher, Taucherin

And swimmers, who may chance to be survivors.

swimmers - Schwimmer, Schwimmerin

Immediately the masts were cut away,

masts - Masten; Mast

Both main and mizen; first the mizen went,

mizen - Besanmast

The main-mast follow'd: but the ship still lay

Like a mere log, and baffled our intent.

mere - einfach; nur, schier, bloß

log - Logbuch; Log, Holzklotz, Kloben (Holzklotz); aufzeichnen

baffled - verblüfft; verblüffen, verdutzen, verwirren, ratlos machen

Foremast and bowsprit were cut down, and they

foremast - Fockmast

bowsprit - Bugspriet

Eased her at last (although we never meant

eased - gelockert; EAS

To part with all till every hope was blighted),

And then with violence the old ship righted.

It may be easily supposed, while this

Was going on, some people were unquiet,

That passengers would find it much amiss

To lose their lives, as well as spoil their diet;

That even the able seaman, deeming his

able seaman - Gefreite (Marine)

Days nearly o'er, might be disposed to riot,

riot - Aufruhr, Tumult, Krawall, Randale

As upon such occasions tars will ask

For grog, and sometimes drink rum from the cask.

grog - Grog; Schamotte

rum - Rum

cask - Fass, Tonne

There's nought, no doubt, so much the spirit calms

As rum and true religion: thus it was,

Some plunder'd, some drank spirits, some sung psalms,

plunder - ausplündern, ausbeuten, Plünderung, Beute, Raubgut

Psalms - Psalmen; Psalm, Psalm

The high wind made the treble, and as bas

treble - verdreifachen; Stäbchen (beim Häkeln), dreifach

The hoarse harsh waves kept time; fright cured the qualms

hoarse - heiser

harsh - rau, harsch, unwirsch, scharf

qualms - Gewissensbisse-p, Skrupel, de

Of all the luckless landsmen's sea-sick maws:

luckless - erfolglos; glücklos

maws - Maulwürfe; Labmagen

Strange sounds of wailing, blasphemy, devotion,

wailing - (to wail) jammern, wehklagen, klagen; (wail) (to wail) jammern

blasphemy - Blasphemie, Gotteslästerung

Clamour'd in chorus to the roaring ocean.

clamour - zetern; Geschrei, Aufschrei, Lärm

chorus - Chor; Refrain, Kehrreim, Chorus

roaring - brüllend; Gebrüll; (roar); brüllen; Tosen; Brüllen; Aufheulen

Perhaps more mischief had been done, but for

Our Juan, who, with sense beyond his years,

Got to the spirit-room, and stood before

It with a pair of pistols; and their fears,

pistols - Pistolen; Pistole, Faustfeuerwaffe, Zündpistole

As if Death were more dreadful by his door

more dreadful - schauderhaftere

Of fire than water, spite of oaths and tears,

oaths - Eide; Eid, Schwur, Eid, Fluch, erman:

Kept still aloof the crew, who, ere they sunk,

aloof - unnahbar; (ein Stück) entfernt, auf (etwas) Abstand

Thought it would be becoming to die drunk.

'Give us more grog,'they cried, 'for it will be

All one an hour hence.'Juan answer'd, 'No!

'Tis true that death awaits both you and me,

awaits - erwartet; erwarten, harren, warten

But let us die like men, not sink below

Like brutes;'"and thus his dangerous post kept he,

brutes - Bestien; Tier, brutaler Kerl, brutal, Vieh

And none liked to anticipate the blow;

And even Pedrillo, his most reverend tutor,

Was for some rum a disappointed suitor.

suitor - Freier, Liebeswerber

The good old gentleman was quite aghast,

aghast - verblüfft; bestürzt, zutiefst erschrocken, fassungslos

And made a loud and pious lamentation;

pious - fromm, pietätvoll, scheinheilig

lamentation - Wehklagen; Wehklage, Klage

Repented all his sins, and made a last

sins - Sünden; Sünde, sündigen; eine Sünde begehen

Irrevocable vow of reformation;

irrevocable - unwiderruflich

Nothing should tempt him more (this peril past)

tempt - in Versuchung führen, versuchen, locken

peril - Gefahr, Risiko

To quit his academic occupation,

In cloisters of the classic Salamanca,

cloisters - Klöster; Kreuzgang, Kloster

To follow Juan's wake, like Sancho Panca.

But now there came a flash of hope once more;

Day broke, and the wind lull'd: the masts were gone,

The leak increased; shoals round her, but no shore,

shoals - Untiefen; Schar, Untiefe

The vessel swam, yet still she held her own.

They tried the pumps again, and though before

Their desperate efforts seem'd all useless grown,

A glimpse of sunshine set some hands to bale"

Glimpse - Ein Blick; Blick; Aufblitzen, Aufleuchten, Schimmer, entdecken

sunshine - Sonnenschein

bale - bündeln; Ballen, Pack, Bündel

The stronger pump'd, the weaker thrumm'd a sail.

thrumm - Summen

Under the vessel's keel the sail was past,

keel - Kiel

And for the moment it had some effect;

But with a leak, and not a stick of mast,

Nor rag of canvas, what could they expect?

canvas - Leinwand, Segeltuch

But still 'tis best to struggle to the last,

'Tis never too late to be wholly wreck'd:

wreck - Wrack, Schrott, Schrotthaufen, Schrottkiste, Zusammenstoß

And though 'tis true that man can only die once,

'Tis not so pleasant in the Gulf of Lyons.

Gulf - Golf, Meerbusen

Lyons - Lyon

There winds and waves had hurl'd them, and from thence,

hurl - kotzen; schleudern

thence - von dort aus; daher

Without their will, they carried them away;

For they were forced with steering to dispense,

dispense - ausgeben, austeilen, verteilen, dosieren, ausstellen

And never had as yet a quiet day

On which they might repose, or even commence

commence - anfangen, beginnen

A jurymast or rudder, or could say

The ship would swim an hour, which, by good luck,

Still swam"though not exactly like a duck.

Duck - untertauchen (in); Schiertuch, Ente, Segeltuch; kneifen

The wind, in fact, perhaps was rather less,

But the ship labour'd so, they scarce could hope

To weather out much longer; the distress

distress - Kummer, Bedrängnis, Drangsal, Bekümmerung, Not

Was also great with which they had to cope

For want of water, and their solid mess

Was scant enough: in vain the telescope

scant - spärlich, gering, dürftig, knapp

telescope - Teleskop, Fernrohr

Was used"nor sail nor shore appear'd in sight,

Nought but the heavy sea, and coming night.

Again the weather threaten'd,"again blew

A gale, and in the fore and after hold

fore - vorn

Water appear'd; yet, though the people knew

All this, the most were patient, and some bold,

Until the chains and leathers were worn through

Of all our pumps:"a wreck complete she roll'd,

At mercy of the waves, whose mercies are

mercy - Barmherzigkeit, Erbarmen, Gnade, Mitleid

mercies - Barmherzigkeit, Erbarmen

Like human beings during civil war.

beings - Wesen

Then came the carpenter, at last, with tears

Carpenter - Schreiner; Zimmermann, Zimmerfrau

In his rough eyes, and told the captain he

Could do no more: he was a man in years,

And long had voyaged through many a stormy sea,

stormy sea - aufgewühlte See

And if he wept at length, they were not fears

That made his eyelids as a woman's be,

eyelids - Augenlider; Augenlid

But he, poor fellow, had a wife and children,"

Two things for dying people quite bewildering.

bewildering - verwirrend; verwirren, durcheinanderbringen

The ship was evidently settling now

evidently - offensichtlich

Fast by the head; and, all distinction gone,

distinction - Unterscheidung; Unterschied; Auszeichnung

Some went to prayers again, and made a vow

Of candles to their saints"but there were none

To pay them with; and some look'd o'er the bow;

Some hoisted out the boats; and there was one

hoisted - hochgezogen; hochziehen, hissen, Hebezeug

That begg'd Pedrillo for an absolution,

absolution - Absolution

Who told him to be damn'd"in his confusion.

Some lash'd them in their hammocks; some put on

lash - Peitsche, Wimper; anbinden

hammocks - Hängematten; Hängematte, Bauminsel

Their best clothes, as if going to a fair;

Some cursed the day on which they saw the sun,

cursed - verflucht, verfluchte; (curs) verflucht, verfluchte

And gnash'd their teeth, and, howling, tore their hair;

gnash - knirschen

howling - brüllen, heulen, niederschreien; (howl); Heulen, jaulen

And others went on as they had begun,

Getting the boats out, being well aware

That a tight boat will live in a rough sea,

rough sea - hoher Seegang

Unless with breakers close beneath her lee.

breakers - Unterbrecher; Zwischenbau (Diagonal); Ă–ffnerkontakt am Relais

Lee - Windschatten, Lee, Schutz

The worst of all was, that in their condition,

Having been several days in great distress,

'Twas difficult to get out such provision

provision - Bestimmung; Vorrat

As now might render their long suffering less:

Men, even when dying, dislike inanition;

Their stock was damaged by the weather's stress:

Two casks of biscuit and a keg of butter

casks - Fässer; Fass

keg - ein Fass; Fass

Were all that could be thrown into the cutter.

But in the long-boat they contrived to stow

Stow - packen (verstauen)

Some pounds of bread, though injured by the wet;

Water, a twenty-gallon cask or so;

gallon - Gallone

Six flasks of wine; and they contrived to get

flasks - Fläschchen; Flasche, Flachmann, Taschenflasche, Kolben, Flakon

A portion of their beef up from below,

And with a piece of pork, moreover, met,

pork - Schweinefleisch, Schwein

But scarce enough to serve them for a luncheon"

luncheon - Mittagessen; Lunch, Mittagsessen, Mittagsrunde

Then there was rum, eight gallons in a puncheon.

gallons - Gallonen; Gallone, Gallone

The other boats, the yawl and pinnace, had

Been stove in the beginning of the gale;

stove - einschlagen, Küchenherd, abwehren

And the long-boat's condition was but bad,

As there were but two blankets for a sail,

And one oar for a mast, which a young lad

Threw in by good luck over the ship's rail;

And two boats could not hold, far less be stored,

To save one half the people then on board.

'Twas twilight, and the sunless day went down

twilight - Dämmerung, Zwielicht, Halbdunkel

sunless - ohne Sonne; sonnenlos

Over the waste of waters; like a veil,

Which, if withdrawn, would but disclose the frown

disclose - offenlegen; enthüllen; veröffentlichen, bekanntgeben

Of one whose hate is mask'd but to assail,

mask - Maske; abkleben (zum Schutz); abdecken, maskieren

assail - angreifen

Thus to their hopeless eyes the night was shown,

hopeless - hoffnungslos

And grimly darkled o'er the faces pale,

grimly - grimmig

And the dim desolate deep: twelve days had Fear

Been their familiar, and now Death was here.

Some trial had been making at a raft,

raft - Floß, Holzfloß

With little hope in such a rolling sea,

A sort of thing at which one would have laugh'd,

If any laughter at such times could be,

Unless with people who too much have quaff'd,

quaff - zechen

And have a kind of wild and horrid glee,

glee - Frohsinn; Fröhlichkeit

Half epileptical and half hysterical:"

epileptical - epileptisch

hysterical - hysterisch

Their preservation would have been a miracle.

preservation - Erhaltung

miracle - ein Wunder; Wunder, Mirakel

At half-past eight o'clock, booms, hencoops, spars,

booms - Konjunktur, Ausleger (Kran), Baum; dröhnen, boomen

spars - Holme; (spar) Holm (Rotorblatt); (Spar) Holme; (spar) Holm (Rotorblatt)

And all things, for a chance, had been cast loose,

That still could keep afloat the struggling tars,

For yet they strove, although of no great use:

There was no light in heaven but a few stars,

The boats put off o'ercrowded with their crews;

ercrowded - überfüllt

She gave a heel, and then a lurch to port,

And, going down head foremost"sunk, in short.

foremost - vor allem

Then rose from sea to sky the wild farewell"

Then shriek'd the timid, and stood still the brave,

shriek - schreien; Kreischen

Then some leap'd overboard with dreadful yell,

leap - hervorspringen, hüpfen, überspringen

overboard - über Bord

dreadful - furchtbar, schrecklich

yell - kreischen, schreien

As eager to anticipate their grave;

eager - eifrig, erwartungsvoll, begierig

And the sea yawn'd around her like a hell,

And down she suck'd with her the whirling wave,

suck - ätzend; saugen; lutschen; mies sein, zum Kotzen sein

whirling - wirbelnd; (whirl) strudeln, wirbeln; (whirl); wirbeln, lschnell

Like one who grapples with his enemy,

grapples - Enterhaken; packen, erbeuten, anpacken; Handgemenge

And strives to strangle him before he die.

strives - strebt; erstreben, bestreben

strangle - strangulieren, erwürgen

And first one universal shriek there rush'd,

Louder than the loud ocean, like a crash

Of echoing thunder; and then all was hush'd,

echoing - Echo

Save the wild wind and the remorseless dash

remorseless - erbarmungslos; unbarmherzig, hartherzig

Dash - Bindestrich, Gedankenstrich, Querstrich, Spurt, Sprint

Of billows; but at intervals there gush'd,

gush - sprudeln; Schwall, Flut, strömen, herausquellen, schwärmen

Accompanied with a convulsive splash,

convulsive - krampfhaft

splash - Spritzen; plätschern, platschen

A solitary shriek, the bubbling cry

solitary - einsam, einzeln

Of some strong swimmer in his agony.

swimmer - Schwimmer, Schwimmerin

agony - Qualen; Agonie, Qual, Pein, Todeskampf, Freudenausbruch

The boats, as stated, had got off before,

And in them crowded several of the crew;

And yet their present hope was hardly more

Than what it had been, for so strong it blew

There was slight chance of reaching any shore;

And then they were too many, though so few"

Nine in the cutter, thirty in the boat,

Were counted in them when they got afloat.

All the rest perish'd; near two hundred souls

perish - untergehen; verderben, schlecht werden, umkommen

Had left their bodies; and what 's worse, alas!

When over Catholics the ocean rolls,

Catholics - Katholiken; umfassend, allumfassend, universal

They must wait several weeks before a mass

Takes off one peck of purgatorial coals,

purgatorial - das Fegefeuer

Because, till people know what 's come to pass,

They won't lay out their money on the dead"

It costs three francs for every mass that 's said.

francs - Franc, Franken, Franken

Juan got into the long-boat, and there

Contrived to help Pedrillo to a place;

It seem'd as if they had exchanged their care,

For Juan wore the magisterial face

Which courage gives, while poor Pedrillo's pair

Of eyes were crying for their owner's case:

Battista; though (a name call'd shortly Tita),

Was lost by getting at some aqua-vita.

Pedro, his valet, too, he tried to save,

But the same cause, conducive to his loss,

conducive - förderlich

Left him so drunk, he jump'd into the wave

As o'er the cutter's edge he tried to cross,

And so he found a wine-and-watery grave;

watery - wässrig

They could not rescue him although so close,

Because the sea ran higher every minute,

And for the boat"the crew kept crowding in it.

A small old spaniel,"which had been Don Jose's,

spaniel - Spaniel

His father's, whom he loved, as ye may think,

For on such things the memory reposes

reposes - ruht; ruhen

With tenderness"stood howling on the brink,

tenderness - Zärtlichkeit

brink - Rande; Rand

Knowing (dogs have such intellectual noses!),

No doubt, the vessel was about to sink;

And Juan caught him up, and ere he stepp'd

Off, threw him in, then after him he leap'd.

He also stuff'd his money where he could

About his person, and Pedrillo's too,

Who let him do, in fact, whate'er he would,

Not knowing what himself to say, or do,

As every rising wave his dread renew'd;

But Juan, trusting they might still get through,

And deeming there were remedies for any ill,

Thus re-embark'd his tutor and his spaniel.

'Twas a rough night, and blew so stiffly yet,

stiffly - steif, kräftig

That the sail was becalm'd between the seas,

becalm - beruhigen

Though on the wave's high top too much to set,

They dared not take it in for all the breeze:

breeze - Brise, Hauch

Each sea curl'd o'er the stern, and kept them wet,

curl - locken; Locke

And made them bale without a moment's ease,

So that themselves as well as hopes were damp'd,

And the poor little cutter quickly swamp'd.

swamp - Sumpf, Moor, überfluten, überschwemmen

Nine souls more went in her: the long-boat still

Kept above water, with an oar for mast,

Two blankets stitch'd together, answering ill

stitch - Stich (Näh-), Stich (Schmerz); nähen, absteppen

Instead of sail, were to the oar made fast:

Though every wave roll'd menacing to fill,

menacing - bedrohlich; Landplage, androhen

And present peril all before surpass'd,

They grieved for those who perish'd with the cutter,

And also for the biscuit-casks and butter.

The sun rose red and fiery, a sure sign

fiery - feurig, Feuer

Of the continuance of the gale: to run

continuance - Fortbestand; Dauer

Before the sea until it should grow fine,

Was all that for the present could be done:

A few tea-spoonfuls of their rum and wine

spoonfuls - Löffelweise; Löffelvoll

Were served out to the people, who begun

To faint, and damaged bread wet through the bags,

faint - leise, schwach, undeutlich, ohnmächtig werden

And most of them had little clothes but rags.

rags - Fummel, Lumpen, Putzlappen, Unfug

They counted thirty, crowded in a space

Which left scarce room for motion or exertion;

They did their best to modify their case,

One half sate up, though numb'd with the immersion,

numb - taub, benommen, betäubt, gefühllos

While t'other half were laid down in their place

At watch and watch; thus, shivering like the tertian

Ague in its cold fit, they fill'd their boat,

ague - Schüttelfrost; Schüttelfrost

With nothing but the sky for a great coat.

'Tis very certain the desire of life

Prolongs it: this is obvious to physicians,

prolongs - verlängert; ausdehnen, verlängern, hinauszögern

When patients, neither plagued with friends nor wife,

plagued - geplagt; Pest, Plage, Seuche, Plage, Geißel, Plage, Quälgeist

Survive through very desperate conditions,

Because they still can hope, nor shines the knife

Nor shears of Atropos before their visions:

shears - abschneiden, schneiden, scheren, scheren, Scherkraft

Despair of all recovery spoils longevity,

longevity - Langlebigkeit, llange

And makes men miseries miseries of alarming brevity.

miseries - Misere, Elend

brevity - Kürze; Bündigkeit, Knappheit

'Tis said that persons living on annuities

annuities - Annuitäten; Annuität, Rente

Are longer lived than others,"God knows why,

Unless to plague the grantors,"yet so true it is,

That some, I really think, do never die;

Of any creditors the worst a Jew it is,

creditors - Gläubiger, Kreditor

And that 's their mode of furnishing supply:

furnishing - einrichten; Einrichtungsgegenstände

In my young days they lent me cash that way,

Which I found very troublesome to pay.

'Tis thus with people in an open boat,

They live upon the love of life, and bear

More than can be believed, or even thought,

And stand like rocks the tempest's wear and tear;

And hardship still has been the sailor's lot,

hardship - Härtefall; Härte, Not, Entbehrung, Mühsal

Since Noah's ark went cruising here and there;

She had a curious crew as well as cargo,

Like the first Old Greek privateer, the Argo.

Old Greek - Altgriechisch

privateer - Kaperschiff; Freibeuter

Argo - Argo

But man is a carnivorous production,

carnivorous - fleischfressend

And must have meals, at least one meal a day;

He cannot live, like woodcocks, upon suction,

woodcocks - Waldschnepfen; Waldschnepfe

suction - Saugen; Saugwirkung; lutschen

But, like the shark and tiger, must have prey;

Shark - Haifisch, Hai

tiger - Tiger

prey - Beute; lauern, auflauern

Although his anatomical construction

anatomical - anatomisch

Bears vegetables, in a grumbling way,

grumbling - Grummeln; murrend; (grumble); Gegrummel, Grummeln, Knurren

Your labouring people think beyond all question,

Beef, veal, and mutton, better for digestion.

veal - Kalbfleisch

mutton - Schaffleisch, Hammel, Hammelfleisch, Schöpsenfleisch

digestion - Verdauung

And thus it was with this our hapless crew;

hapless - unglücklich; unglückselig

For on the third day there came on a calm,

And though at first their strength it might renew,

And lying on their weariness like balm,

weariness - Müdigkeit

balm - Melisse, Balsam

Lull'd them like turtles sleeping on the blue

turtles - Schildkröten; Schildkröte

Of ocean, when they woke they felt a qualm,

qualm - Gewissensbisse; Skrupel, checkUnbehagen, checkBedenken

And fell all ravenously on their provision,

ravenously - gefräßig

Instead of hoarding it with due precision.

hoarding - hortend; (hoard) hortend

The consequence was easily foreseen"

foreseen - vorhersehbar; vorhersehen, voraussehen

They ate up all they had, and drank their wine,

ate up - verspeiste

In spite of all remonstrances, and then

remonstrances - Gegenargumente; Protest, Einspruch, Beschwerde

On what, in fact, next day were they to dine?

dine - speisen

They hoped the wind would rise, these foolish men!

And carry them to shore; these hopes were fine,

But as they had but one oar, and that brittle,

brittle - spröde, brüchig, bröckelig, mürbe

It would have been more wise to save their victual.

victual - Proviant

The fourth day came, but not a breath of air,

And Ocean slumber'd like an unwean'd child:

unwean - nicht abnehmen

The fifth day, and their boat lay floating there,

The sea and sky were blue, and clear, and mild"

With their one oar (I wish they had had a pair)

What could they do? and hunger's rage grew wild:

So Juan's spaniel, spite of his entreating,

Entreating - Bitten; ersuchen

Was kill'd and portion'd out for present eating.

On the sixth day they fed upon his hide,

fed - abgefütterte, gefüttert; (feed) abgefütterte, gefüttert

And Juan, who had still refused, because

refused - abgelehnt; Müll; abweisen, verweigern, abschlagen, ablehnen

The creature was his father's dog that died,

Now feeling all the vulture in his jaws,

vulture - Geier, Geierin, Aasgeier

jaws - Kiefer, Maul

With some remorse received (though first denied)

As a great favour one of the fore-paws,

paws - Pfoten; Tatze, Pfote, Pranke

Which he divided with Pedrillo, who

Devour'd it, longing for the other too.

devour - verschlingen, fressen, herunterschlingen, zerstören

The seventh day, and no wind"the burning sun

Blister'd and scorch'd, and, stagnant on the sea,

scorch - versengen; verbrennen; rasen

stagnant - stagniert; abgestanden; stagnierend

They lay like carcasses; and hope was none,

carcasses - Kadaver; Aas, Aase

Save in the breeze that came not; savagely

savagely - brutal

They glared upon each other"all was done,

glared - geblendet; Blendung, entrüstetes Starren

Water, and wine, and food,"and you might see

The longings of the cannibal arise

cannibal - Kannibale, emale

(Although they spoke not) in their wolfish eyes.

wolfish - wölfisch

At length one whisper'd his companion, who

companion - Begleiter, Freund, Liebhaber, Kamerad

Whisper'd another, and thus it went round,

And then into a hoarser murmur grew,

hoarser - heiserer; heiser

murmur - Rauschen, Murmeln, Gemurmel, Raunen, Herzgeräusch

An ominous, and wild, and desperate sound;

ominous - ominös

And when his comrade's thought each sufferer knew,

comrade - Kamerad; Genosse, Genossin

sufferer - leidet; Leider

'Twas but his own, suppress'd till now, he found:

Suppress - unterdrücken

And out they spoke of lots for flesh and blood,

And who should die to be his fellow's food.

But ere they came to this, they that day shared

Some leathern caps, and what remain'd of shoes;

leathern - ledern

And then they look'd around them and despair'd,

And none to be the sacrifice would choose;

sacrifice - opfern; Opfer

At length the lots were torn up, and prepared,

torn up - zerfetzt

But of materials that much shock the Muse"

Having no paper, for the want of better,

They took by force from Juan Julia's letter.

The lots were made, and mark'd, and mix'd, and handed,

In silent horror, and their distribution

Lull'd even the savage hunger which demanded,

savage - Wilde; wild, wüst, unbebaut, unbändig, rasend

Like the Promethean vulture, this pollution;

Promethean - Prometheus

None in particular had sought or plann'd it,

'Twas nature gnaw'd them to this resolution,

gnaw - nagen, kauen, knabbern, verfolgen

By which none were permitted to be neuter"

neuter - kastriert; neutral; neutrisch, sächlich, neuter, intransitiv

And the lot fell on Juan's luckless tutor.

He but requested to be bled to death:

bled - geblutet; bluten, ausbluten, entlüften, Blutung, Beschnitt

The surgeon had his instruments, and bled

Pedrillo, and so gently ebb'd his breath,

Ebb - Ebbe; ebben, abebben

You hardly could perceive when he was dead.

He died as born, a Catholic in faith,

Catholic - Katholisch; umfassend, allumfassend, universal

Like most in the belief in which they're bred,

And first a little crucifix he kiss'd,

crucifix - Kruzifix

And then held out his jugular and wrist.

jugular - Halsader

The surgeon, as there was no other fee,

Had his first choice of morsels for his pains;

morsels - Leckerbissen; Happen

But being thirstiest at the moment, he

Preferr'd a draught from the fast-flowing veins:

draught - Tiefgang; Spielstein

Part was divided, part thrown in the sea,

And such things as the entrails and the brains

Regaled two sharks, who follow'd o'er the billow"

regaled - verwöhnt; königlich

sharks - Haie; Haifisch, Hai

The sailors ate the rest of poor Pedrillo.

The sailors ate him, all save three or four,

Who were not quite so fond of animal food;

animal food - Tierfutter

To these was added Juan, who, before

Refusing his own spaniel, hardly could

refusing - Müll; abweisen, verweigern, abschlagen, ablehnen

Feel now his appetite increased much more;

appetite - Appetit; Begierde, Lust

'Twas not to be expected that he should,

Even in extremity of their disaster,

extremity - Extremität, äußerstes Ende, Äußerste, Extremste

Dine with them on his pastor and his master.

'Twas better that he did not; for, in fact,

The consequence was awful in the extreme;

For they, who were most ravenous in the act,

ravenous - gefräßig

Went raging mad"Lord! how they did blaspheme!

raging - wütend; Wut, Zorn, Raserei, Rage, wüten, rasen, toben, toben

blaspheme - blasphemieren, Gott lästern

And foam and roll, with strange convulsions rack'd,

foam - Schaum; Schaumgummi; schäumen

convulsions - Krämpfe; Konvulsion, Krampf

Drinking salt water like a mountain-stream,

Tearing, and grinning, howling, screeching, swearing,

screeching - Kreischen

And, with hyaena-laughter, died despairing.

hyaena - Hyäne

despairing - verzweifelt; verzweifeln, Verzweiflung

Their numbers were much thinn'd by this infliction,

thinn - dünn

infliction - Zufügung

And all the rest were thin enough, Heaven knows;

And some of them had lost their recollection,

Happier than they who still perceived their woes;

But others ponder'd on a new dissection,

As if not warn'd sufficiently by those

Who had already perish'd, suffering madly,

For having used their appetites so sadly.

appetites - Appetit, Begierde, Lust

And next they thought upon the master's mate,

As fattest; but he saved himself, because,

Besides being much averse from such a fate,

averse - abgeneigt

There were some other reasons: the first was,

He had been rather indisposed of late;

indisposed - unpässlich; untauglich machen

And that which chiefly proved his saving clause

Was a small present made to him at Cadiz,

By general subscription of the ladies.

subscription - Abonnement, Bezug, Subskription, Zugang, Zeichnung

Of poor Pedrillo something still remain'd,

But was used sparingly,"some were afraid,

sparingly - sparsam

And others still their appetites constrain'd,

constrain - zwingen;etw. einschränken

Or but at times a little supper made;

supper - Abendbrot; Abendessen

All except Juan, who throughout abstain'd,

abstain - verzichten; sich enthalten; abhalten

Chewing a piece of bamboo and some lead:

chewing - kauen

bamboo - Bambus, Bambusrohr

At length they caught two boobies and a noddy,

boobies - Möpse; Dussel, Tölpel, Dummkopf

noddy - Wackelpeter

And then they left off eating the dead body.

And if Pedrillo's fate should shocking be,

Remember Ugolino condescends

condescends - herablassen, bevormunden, herablassend behandeln, zustimmen

To eat the head of his arch-enemy

arch - Bogen

The moment after he politely ends

His tale: if foes be food in hell, at sea

'Tis surely fair to dine upon our friends,

When shipwreck's short allowance grows too scanty,

shipwreck - Schiffswrack; Schiffbruch

allowance - Erlaubnis

scanty - spärlich; dürftig, kärglich, knapp

Without being much more horrible than Dante.

more horrible - abscheulichere

And the same night there fell a shower of rain,

For which their mouths gaped, like the cracks of earth

When dried to summer dust; till taught by pain

Men really know not what good water 's worth;

If you had been in Turkey or in Spain,

turkey - Pute, Puter, Truthahn, Truthenne

Or with a famish'd boat's-crew had your berth,

famish - verhungern, hungern

Or in the desert heard the camel's bell,

camel - Kamel

You'd wish yourself where Truth is"in a well.

It pour'd down torrents, but they were no richer

torrents - Sturzbach, Sturzflut

Until they found a ragged piece of sheet,

ragged - zottig, dilettantisch, struppig, zerlumpt; (rag) zottig

Which served them as a sort of spongy pitcher,

spongy - schwammartig, schwammig

Pitcher - Werfer, Krug

And when they deem'd its moisture was complete

They wrung it out, and though a thirsty ditcher

wrung - gewrungen; abbringen, erzwingen

ditcher - Graben

Might not have thought the scanty draught so sweet

As a full pot of porter, to their thinking

They ne'er till now had known the joys of drinking.

And their baked lips, with many a bloody crack,

bloody - blutig, blutbefleckt

Suck'd in the moisture, which like nectar stream'd;

nectar - Nektar

Their throats were ovens, their swoln tongues were black,

As the rich man's in hell, who vainly scream'd

To beg the beggar, who could not rain back

beggar - Bettler, Bettlerin

A drop of dew, when every drop had seem'd

To taste of heaven"If this be true, indeed

Some Christians have a comfortable creed.

There were two fathers in this ghastly crew,

ghastly - geisterhaft; grässlich, gespenstisch, haarsträubend

And with them their two sons, of whom the one

Was more robust and hardy to the view,

robust - robust

hardy - abgehärtet, widerstandsfähig

But he died early; and when he was gone,

His nearest messmate told his sire, who threw

messmate - Schüsselgenosse, Tischgenosse, Mitesser

One glance at him, and said, 'Heaven's will be done!

glance - blicken; Blick, Streifblick, Glanz, Steinkohle

I can do nothing,'and he saw him thrown

Into the deep without a tear or groan.

The other father had a weaklier child,

Of a soft cheek and aspect delicate;

delicate - empfindlich, heikel, schwierig, feingliedrig, filigran

But the boy bore up long, and with a mild

And patient spirit held aloof his fate;

Little he said, and now and then he smiled,

As if to win a part from off the weight

He saw increasing on his father's heart,

With the deep deadly thought that they must part.

And o'er him bent his sire, and never raised

His eyes from off his face, but wiped the foam

wiped - abgewischt; löschen, abstreifen, abwischen, aufreiben, wischen

From his pale lips, and ever on him gazed,

gazed - gestarrt; anstarren

And when the wish'd-for shower at length was come,

And the boy's eyes, which the dull film half glazed,

glazed - glasiert; Glasur, Lasur, Reif, glasieren, lasieren

Brighten'd, and for a moment seem'd to roam,

brighten - aufhellen; schönen; aufhellen

roam - durchstreifen; wandern, umherziehen

He squeezed from out a rag some drops of rain

squeezed - ausgequetscht; drücken, klemmen, pressen, quetschen, quetschen

Into his dying child's mouth"but in vain.

The boy expired"the father held the clay,

expired - Abgelaufen; ablaufen, erlöschen, verfallen, ausatmen

And look'd upon it long, and when at last

Death left no doubt, and the dead burthen lay

burthen - Bürde

Stiff on his heart, and pulse and hope were past,

pulse - pulsieren; Impuls, Puls

He watch'd it wistfully, until away

wistfully - wehmütig

'Twas borne by the rude wave wherein 'twas cast;

wherein - worin

Then he himself sunk down all dumb and shivering,

sunk down - zusammen gesunken, zusammengesunken [alt]

And gave no sign of life, save his limbs quivering.

limbs - Gliedmaßen; Schenkel (geol. Falte), Glied

quivering - zitternd; zittern

Now overhead a rainbow, bursting through

overhead - von oben, darüber, Überkopf-

bursting - platzen, zerplatzen, bersten, sprengen, Bersten

The scattering clouds, shone, spanning the dark sea,

scattering - Streuung, Zerstreuung; (scatter); zerstreuen, verstreuen

spanning - spannen; umfassen; Spanne, Bereich, drehen

Resting its bright base on the quivering blue;

And all within its arch appear'd to be

Clearer than that without, and its wide hue

Wax'd broad and waving, like a banner free,

banner - Banner, Fahne, Spruchbanner

Then changed like to a bow that 's bent, and then

Forsook the dim eyes of these shipwreck'd men.

forsook - aufgegeben; aufgeben

It changed, of course; a heavenly chameleon,

chameleon - Chamäleon

The airy child of vapour and the sun,

airy - luftig; belüftet, gelüftet, zugig, umweht

Brought forth in purple, cradled in vermilion,

cradled - gewiegt; Wiege, Wiege, Wiege, wiegen

Baptized in molten gold, and swathed in dun,

baptized - getauft; taufen, taufen

swathed - ummantelt; einwickeln

dun - mahnen

Glittering like crescents o'er a Turk's pavilion,

crescents - Halbmonde; Mondsichel, Hörnchen

Turk - Türke, Türkin

pavilion - Pavillon

And blending every colour into one,

blending - Vermischung, vermengend

Just like a black eye in a recent scuffle

(For sometimes we must box without the muffle).

muffle - Muffel; umhüllen, einhüllen

Our shipwreck'd seamen thought it a good omen"

omen - Omen

It is as well to think so, now and then;

'Twas an old custom of the Greek and Roman,

And may become of great advantage when

Folks are discouraged; and most surely no men

Had greater need to nerve themselves again

Than these, and so this rainbow look'd like hope"

Quite a celestial kaleidoscope.

kaleidoscope - Kaleidoskop

About this time a beautiful white bird,

Webfooted, not unlike a dove in size

And plumage (probably it might have err'd

plumage - Gefieder, Vogelgefieder, Federkleid, Federschmuck

Upon its course), pass'd oft before their eyes,

And tried to perch, although it saw and heard

perch - Vogelstange; Barsch

The men within the boat, and in this guise

guise - Aufmachung; Gewand (fig.), Erscheinung, Gestalt

It came and went, and flutter'd round them till

flutter - flattern; wedeln

Night fell: this seem'd a better omen still.

But in this case I also must remark,

'Twas well this bird of promise did not perch,

Because the tackle of our shatter'd bark

Was not so safe for roosting as a church;

roosting - schlafend; Schlafplatz; schlafen

And had it been the dove from Noah's ark,

Returning there from her successful search,

Which in their way that moment chanced to fall,

They would have eat her, olive-branch and all.

olive - Oliven; Olive, olivfarben, olivfarbig

With twilight it again came on to blow,

But not with violence; the stars shone out,

The boat made way; yet now they were so low,

They knew not where nor what they were about;

Some fancied they saw land, and some said 'No!'

The frequent fog-banks gave them cause to doubt"

Fog - umnebeln, verschleiern; (dicker) Nebel, Nebel

Some swore that they heard breakers, others guns,

And all mistook about the latter once.

As morning broke, the light wind died away,

When he who had the watch sung out and swore,

If 'twas not land that rose with the sun's ray,

ray - Schimmer, Strahl; ausstrahlen

He wish'd that land he never might see more;

And the rest rubb'd their eyes and saw a bay,

Or thought they saw, and shaped their course for shore;

For shore it was, and gradually grew

Distinct, and high, and palpable to view.

palpable - spürbar; greifbar

And then of these some part burst into tears,

burst - geplatzt; platzen, zerplatzen, bersten, sprengen, Bersten

And others, looking with a stupid stare,

Could not yet separate their hopes from fears,

And seem'd as if they had no further care;

While a few pray'd (the first time for some years)"

And at the bottom of the boat three were

Asleep: they shook them by the hand and head,

And tried to awaken them, but found them dead.

The day before, fast sleeping on the water,

They found a turtle of the hawk's-bill kind,

Turtle - Schildkröte

And by good fortune, gliding softly, caught her,

gliding - Segelfliegen; Segelflug

softly - sachte; leise

Which yielded a day's life, and to their mind

yielded - nachgegeben; hervorbringen, er/sie hat/hatte ergeben, weichen

Proved even still a more nutritious matter,

more nutritious - nahrhaftere

Because it left encouragement behind:

encouragement - Ermutigung

They thought that in such perils, more than chance

perils - Gefahren; Gefahr, Risiko

Had sent them this for their deliverance.

deliverance - Auslieferung, Abgabe, Erlösung, Befreiung

The land appear'd a high and rocky coast,

Rocky - felsig

And higher grew the mountains as they drew,

Set by a current, toward it: they were lost

toward - zu, in Richtung, nach, auf

In various conjectures, for none knew

conjectures - Vermutungen; Vermutung, Verdacht, Mutmaßung, Vermutung

To what part of the earth they had been tost,

tost - Wurf, Münzwurf, werfen, werfen, verwerfen, wegwerfen

So changeable had been the winds that blew;

changeable - veränderbar; änderbar, veränderlich, wechselhaft, wandelbar

Some thought it was Mount AEtna, some the highlands,

highlands - Hochland

Of Candia, Cyprus, Rhodes, or other islands.

Cyprus - Zypern

Meantime the current, with a rising gale,

Still set them onwards to the welcome shore,

onwards - weiter; vorwärts

Like Charon's bark of spectres, dull and pale:

Charon - Charon

spectres - Gespenster; Schreckgespenst, Gespenst

Their living freight was now reduced to four,

freight - verfrachten; Fracht, Frachtgut

And three dead, whom their strength could not avail

avail - zur Verfügung; ausnutzen; helfen, nützen, Erfolg

To heave into the deep with those before,

Though the two sharks still follow'd them, and dash'd

The spray into their faces as they splash'd.

Famine, despair, cold, thirst, and heat, had done

Their work on them by turns, and thinn'd them to

Such things a mother had not known her son

Amidst the skeletons of that gaunt crew;

amidst - inmitten von

skeletons - Skelette; Not-, Gerippe, provisorisch, Knochengerüst

gaunt - knochig, dünn, hager, mager, abgemagert

By night chill'd, by day scorch'd, thus one by one

chill - chillen; Mutlosigkeit, Frostgefühl

They perish'd, until wither'd to these few,

wither - verwelken; welken, verblühen, verdorren

But chiefly by a species of self-slaughter,

In washing down Pedrillo with salt water.

As they drew nigh the land, which now was seen

nigh - naht; nahe, nah bei, beinahe, nahezu

Unequal in its aspect here and there,

unequal - ungleich

They felt the freshness of its growing green,

That waved in forest-tops, and smooth'd the air,

And fell upon their glazed eyes like a screen

From glistening waves, and skies so hot and bare"

glistening - glitzern, glänzen, gleißen

bare - knapp, kahl, nackt, bloß; entblößen, abnehmen, freimachen

Lovely seem'd any object that should sweep

Away the vast, salt, dread, eternal deep.

eternal - ewig

The shore look'd wild, without a trace of man,

And girt by formidable waves; but they

girt - Umfang, einfassen, gegürtet; (gird) Umfang, einfassen, gegürtet

formidable - Beeindruckend; respekteinflößend, furchteinflößend

Were mad for land, and thus their course they ran,

Though right ahead the roaring breakers lay:

A reef between them also now began

reef - Segel reffen; Riff

To show its boiling surf and bounding spray,

surf - Brandung; wellenreiten, surfen

But finding no place for their landing better,

They ran the boat for shore,"and overset her.

overset - übersehen

But in his native stream, the Guadalquivir,

Juan to lave his youthful limbs was wont;

lave - lavieren; waschen

youthful - jugendlich, jung

wont - nicht

And having learnt to swim in that sweet river,

Had often turn'd the art to some account:

A better swimmer you could scarce see ever,

He could, perhaps, have pass'd the Hellespont,

Hellespont - Hellespont

As once (a feat on which ourselves we prided)

feat - Leistung; Kunststück

Leander, Mr. Ekenhead, and I did.

So here, though faint, emaciated, and stark,

emaciated - ausgemergelt; abmagern, de

Stark - krass, schlicht, schier, rein, nackt, völlig

He buoy'd his boyish limbs, and strove to ply

buoy - Boje, Tonne, aufbojen, flott erhalten

boyish - jungenhaft, knabenhaft

ply - Windung (Technik), Strähne, Kordlage; handhaben, betreiben

With the quick wave, and gain, ere it was dark,

The beach which lay before him, high and dry:

The greatest danger here was from a shark,

That carried off his neighbour by the thigh;

carried off - weggerafft

thigh - Oberschenkel

As for the other two, they could not swim,

So nobody arrived on shore but him.

Nor yet had he arrived but for the oar,

Which, providentially for him, was wash'd

providentially - in der Vorsehung

Just as his feeble arms could strike no more,

And the hard wave o'erwhelm'd him as 'twas dash'd

erwhelm - erwhelmt

Within his grasp; he clung to it, and sore

clung - geklammert; anschmiegen

The waters beat while he thereto was lash'd;

thereto - dazu

At last, with swimming, wading, scrambling, he

wading - watend; (wad) watend

scrambling - scrambling, kletternd, Scrambling

Roll'd on the beach, half-senseless, from the sea:

senseless - empfindungslos, ohne Gefühl, ohnmächtig, bewusstlos

There, breathless, with his digging nails he clung

Fast to the sand, lest the returning wave,

From whose reluctant roar his life he wrung,

reluctant - zögernd

Should suck him back to her insatiate grave:

insatiate - unersättlich

And there he lay, full length, where he was flung,

flung - geschleudert; Affäre (Liebesaffäre)

Before the entrance of a cliff-worn cave,

With just enough of life to feel its pain,

And deem that it was saved, perhaps in vain.

With slow and staggering effort he arose,

staggering - taumelnd, wankend, torkelnd; (stagger); taumelnd, wankend

But sunk again upon his bleeding knee

bleeding - Blutungen; Blutung; (bleed); bluten; ausbluten; entlüften; Blutung; Beschnitt

And quivering hand; and then he look'd for those

Who long had been his mates upon the sea;

But none of them appear'd to share his woes,

Save one, a corpse, from out the famish'd three,

corpse - Leiche, Leichnam

Who died two days before, and now had found

An unknown barren beach for burial ground.

barren - steril, unfruchtbar, dürr, karg, ausgetrocknet

burial ground - Entsorgungsplatz

And as he gazed, his dizzy brain spun fast,

dizzy - schwindelig, schwindelerregend, schwindlige

spun - gesponnen; durchdrehen, spinnen

And down he sunk; and as he sunk, the sand

Swam round and round, and all his senses pass'd:

He fell upon his side, and his stretch'd hand

Droop'd dripping on the oar (their jurymast),

droop - durchhängen, herabhängen, herunterhängen, herabsinken

dripping - tropft; Bratenfett; (drip) tropft; Bratenfett

And, like a wither'd lily, on the land

Lily - Lilie

His slender frame and pallid aspect lay,

pallid - fahl, bleich, blass

As fair a thing as e'er was form'd of clay.

How long in his damp trance young Juan lay

trance - Trance

He knew not, for the earth was gone for him,

And Time had nothing more of night nor day

For his congealing blood, and senses dim;

congealing - erstarren, gerinnen, koagulieren

And how this heavy faintness pass'd away

faintness - Ohnmacht; Schwäche, Mattigkeit, Mattheit, Verblasstheit

He knew not, till each painful pulse and limb,

limb - Gliedmaßen; Schenkel (geol. Falte), Glied

And tingling vein, seem'd throbbing back to life,

tingling - Kribbeln; prickelnd, klingend; (tingle); kribbeln, prickeln

throbbing - Pochen; klopfend; (throb); klopfen, schlagen, pochen, pulsieren

For Death, though vanquish'd, still retired with strife.

vanquish - bezwingen; besiegen

His eyes he open'd, shut, again unclosed,

unclosed - unverschlossen; eröffnen, öffnen

For all was doubt and dizziness; he thought

dizziness - Schwindel, Schwindelgefühl, Schwindelanfall, Benommenheit

He still was in the boat and had but dozed,

dozed - gedöst; Halbschlaf

And felt again with his despair o'erwrought,

And wish'd it death in which he had reposed;

reposed - aufbewahrt; ruhen

And then once more his feelings back were brought,

And slowly by his swimming eyes was seen

A lovely female face of seventeen.

'Twas bending dose o'er his, and the small mouth

dose - Dosis; dosieren

Seem'd almost prying into his for breath;

And chafing him, the soft warm hand of youth

chafing - Scheuern; Reibungswärme, Schürfwunde, Verschleiß, Abnutzung

Recall'd his answering spirits back from death;

And, bathing his chill temples, tried to soothe

soothe - beruhigen, Wogen glätten, mildern, besänftigen

Each pulse to animation, till beneath

Its gentle touch and trembling care, a sigh

trembling - Zittern, Beben; (tremble); zittern; Zittern

To these kind efforts made a low reply.

Then was the cordial pour'd, and mantle flung

cordial - herzlich; Sirup; Likör

mantle - Mantel, Hülle, Umhüllung, Glühstrumpf, Hirnrinde

Around his scarce-clad limbs; and the fair arm

Raised higher the faint head which o'er it hung;

And her transparent cheek, all pure and warm,

Pillow'd his death-like forehead; then she wrung

forehead - Stirn

His dewy curls, long drench'd by every storm;

dewy - taufrisch; frisch, taufeucht

drench - durchnässen; Regenguss

And watch'd with eagerness each throb that drew

eagerness - Ungeduld; Eifer

A sigh from his heaved bosom"and hers, too.

heaved - geworfen; heben, hieven, werfen, wuchten, schleudern

And lifting him with care into the cave,

The gentle girl and her attendant,"one

attendant - Betreuer; Begleiter, Wächter, Aufpasser, Aufseher

Young, yet her elder, and of brow less grave,

And more robust of figure,"then begun

To kindle fire, and as the new flames gave

kindle - anzünden

Light to the rocks that roof'd them, which the sun

Had never seen, the maid, or whatsoe'er

She was, appear'd distinct, and tall, and fair.

Her brow was overhung with coins of gold,

overhung - überhängend; überhängen, Ăśberhang; hervorstehen

That sparkled o'er the auburn of her hair"

sparkled - funkelte; funkeln

Auburn - Rotbraun, Kastanienbraun, rötlichbraun

Her clustering hair, whose longer locks were roll'd

clustering - Anhäufung, Büschel, Gruppe, Haufen, Schwarm, Traube, Cluster

In braids behind; and though her stature were

braids - Zöpfe; Litze; flechten; Flechte, Paspel, Zopf

Even of the highest for a female mould,

mould - Schimmel; Heizform, Form; Gussform, Gießform, Moder; formen

They nearly reach'd her heel; and in her air

There was a something which bespoke command,

bespoke - Maßgeschneidert; besprechen, diskutieren, mitteilen

As one who was a lady in the land.

Her hair, I said, was auburn; but her eyes

Were black as death, their lashes the same hue,

lashes - Wimpern; Peitsche, Wimper; anbinden

Of downcast length, in whose silk shadow lies

Deepest attraction; for when to the view

Forth from its raven fringe the full glance flies,

raven - Rabe

fringe - Fransen; Franse, Saum, Einfassung, Rand, Peripherie, Randgruppe

Ne'er with such force the swiftest arrow flew;

swiftest - am schnellsten; schnell, Segler, Garnwinde

'Tis as the snake late coil'd, who pours his length,

coil - Wendel, Spule, Wicklung; aufwickeln

And hurls at once his venom and his strength.

hurls - schleudert; schleudern

venom - Gift, Galle

Her brow was white and low, her cheek's pure dye

dye - Farbstoff; färben (Haar, Stoff)

Like twilight rosy still with the set sun;

rosy - rosig, rosenfarbig

Short upper lip"sweet lips! that make us sigh

Ever to have seen such; for she was one

Fit for the model of a statuary

statuary - Bildhauerei; Bildhauer, Bildhauerkunst

(A race of mere impostors, when all 's done"

impostors - Hochstapler, Betrüger

I've seen much finer women, ripe and real,

ripe - reif

Than all the nonsense of their stone ideal).

I'll tell you why I say so, for 'tis just

One should not rail without a decent cause:

There was an Irish lady, to whose bust

I ne'er saw justice done, and yet she was

A frequent model; and if e'er she must

Yield to stern Time and Nature's wrinkling laws,

wrinkling - Faltenbildung; sich runzeln, runzlig (runzelig) werden, knittern

They will destroy a face which mortal thought

Ne'er compass'd, nor less mortal chisel wrought.

chisel - schummeln, meißeln; Meißel, Stemmeisen, Beitel

And such was she, the lady of the cave:

Her dress was very different from the Spanish,

Simpler, and yet of colours not so grave;

For, as you know, the Spanish women banish

banish - verbannen, herauswerfen, vertreiben

Bright hues when out of doors, and yet, while wave

hues - Schattierungen; Farbe, Tönung, Geschrei, Farbton

Around them (what I hope will never vanish)

vanish - verschwinden, vergehen, sich verflüchtigen

The basquina and the mantilla, they

mantilla - Mantilla, Mantille

Seem at the same time mystical and gay.

mystical - mystisch

But with our damsel this was not the case:

damsel - Mädchen, Jungfrau

Her dress was many-colour'd, finely spun;

finely - fein

Her locks curl'd negligently round her face,

negligently - fahrlässig

But through them gold and gems profusely shone:

gems - Edelsteine; Edelstein, Juwel

profusely - ausgiebig

Her girdle sparkled, and the richest lace

girdle - Gürtel, Hüfthalter

Flow'd in her veil, and many a precious stone

precious stone - Edelstein

Flash'd on her little hand; but, what was shocking,

Her small snow feet had slippers, but no stocking.

The other female's dress was not unlike,

But of inferior materials: she

inferior - untergeordnet, nachgeordnet, unterlegen, tiefer, minderwertig

Had not so many ornaments to strike,

ornaments - Ornamente; Verzierung, musikalische Verzierung

Her hair had silver only, bound to be

Her dowry; and her veil, in form alike,

dowry - Aussteuer; Mitgift, Brautschatz

alike - ähneln; gleich; gleichermaßen

Was coarser; and her air, though firm, less free;

coarser - gröber; grob, grobkörnig, grob, grob, derb, primitiv

Her hair was thicker, but less long; her eyes

As black, but quicker, and of smaller size.

And these two tended him, and cheer'd him both

With food and raiment, and those soft attentions,

raiment - Gewand; Kleidung

Which are (as I must own) of female growth,

And have ten thousand delicate inventions:

They made a most superior mess of broth,

superior - überlegen, höher, höherstehend, übergeordnet, Vorgesetzter

broth - Brühe, Suppe

A thing which poesy but seldom mentions,

seldom - selten

But the best dish that e'er was cook'd since Homer's

Achilles ordered dinner for new comers.

Achilles - Achilleus

I'll tell you who they were, this female pair,

Lest they should seem princesses in disguise;

Besides, I hate all mystery, and that air

Of clap-trap which your recent poets prize;

And so, in short, the girls they really were

They shall appear before your curious eyes,

Mistress and maid; the first was only daughter

Of an old man who lived upon the water.

A fisherman he had been in his youth,

fisherman - Fischer, Fischerin, Angler, Anglerin, Fischereiboot

And still a sort of fisherman was he;

But other speculations were, in sooth,

Added to his connection with the sea,

Perhaps not so respectable, in truth:

respectable - respektabel; angesehen, geachtet

A little smuggling, and some piracy,

smuggling - Schmuggel; (smuggle); schmuggeln

piracy - Piraterie, Seeräuberei, Raubkopieren; Raubkopie, Raubdruck

Left him, at last, the sole of many masters

Of an ill-gotten million of piastres.

gotten - bekommen

piastres - Piaster, Piaster

A fisher, therefore, was he,"though of men,

fisher - Fischer

Like Peter the Apostle,"and he fish'd

Peter - Peter; Petrus; (Der 1./2. Brief des) Petrus, checkPetr

apostle - Apostel

For wandering merchant-vessels, now and then,

merchant-vessels - (merchant vessel) Kauffahrer

And sometimes caught as many as he wish'd;

The cargoes he confiscated, and gain

cargoes - Ladungen; Fracht, Ladung, Cargo

confiscated - beschlagnahmt; beschlagnahmen, konfiszieren

He sought in the slave-market too, and dish'd

Full many a morsel for that Turkish trade,

morsel - ein Häppchen; Happen

Turkish - Türkisch

By which, no doubt, a good deal may be made.

He was a Greek, and on his isle had built

Isle - Insel; Eiland

(One of the wild and smaller Cyclades)

Cyclades - Kykladen

A very handsome house from out his guilt,

And there he lived exceedingly at ease;

Heaven knows what cash he got or blood he spilt,

A sad old fellow was he, if you please;

But this I know, it was a spacious building,

spacious - geräumig; weiträumig

Full of barbaric carving, paint, and gilding.

barbaric - barbarisch

carving - Schnitzen; Schnitzerei; (carve); schneiden; tranchieren

gilding - Vergolden; Blattgold; Vergoldung; (gild); Vergolden; Blattgold; Vergoldung

He had an only daughter, call'd Haidee,

The greatest heiress of the Eastern Isles;

heiress - Erbin

Isles - Eiland

Besides, so very beautiful was she,

Her dowry was as nothing to her smiles:

Still in her teens, and like a lovely tree

She grew to womanhood, and between whiles

womanhood - Weiblichkeit, Fraulichkeit, Frausein, alle Frauen

Rejected several suitors, just to learn

How to accept a better in his turn.

And walking out upon the beach, below

The cliff, towards sunset, on that day she found,

Insensible,"not dead, but nearly so,"

Don Juan, almost famish'd, and half drown'd;

drown - ertrinken; ertränken; überwältigen

But being naked, she was shock'd, you know,

Yet deem'd herself in common pity bound,

As far as in her lay, 'to take him in,

A stranger'dying, with so white a skin.

But taking him into her father's house

Was not exactly the best way to save,

But like conveying to the cat the mouse,

Or people in a trance into their grave;

Because the good old man had so much 'nous,'

Unlike the honest Arab thieves so brave,

He would have hospitably cured the stranger,

hospitably - gastfreundlich

And sold him instantly when out of danger.

And therefore, with her maid, she thought it best

(A virgin always on her maid relies)

To place him in the cave for present rest:

And when, at last, he open'd his black eyes,

Their charity increased about their guest;

And their compassion grew to such a size,

compassion - Mitleid, Erbarmen, Mitgefühl

It open'd half the turnpike-gates to heaven

(St. Paul says, 'tis the toll which must be given).

Paul - Paulus, Paul

Toll - Maut; Zoll, Gebühr

They made a fire,"but such a fire as they

Upon the moment could contrive with such

contrive - ausdenken; ersinnen; entwerfen; bewerkstelligen

Materials as were cast up round the bay,"

Some broken planks, and oars, that to the touch

planks - Bretter; Planke, Schwerpunkt

oars - Ruder

Were nearly tinder, since so long they lay

tinder - Zunder

A mast was almost crumbled to a crutch;

crumbled - zerkrümelt; bröckeln, zerbröckeln, krümeln, zerkrümeln, Crumble

crutch - Krücke; Stütze

But, by God's grace, here wrecks were in such plenty,

That there was fuel to have furnish'd twenty.

furnish - möblieren, einrichten, ausrüsten

He had a bed of furs, and a pelisse,

For Haidee stripped her sables off to make

stripped - entkleidet; Zeichenketten

sables - Zobel, Zobel, Schwarz, schwarz

His couch; and, that he might be more at ease,

couch - Liege

And warm, in case by chance he should awake,

They also gave a petticoat apiece,

apiece - jedes einzelne, je Stück, pro Stück

She and her maid"and promised by daybreak

daybreak - Tagesanbruch

To pay him a fresh visit, with a dish

For breakfast, of eggs, coffee, bread, and fish.

And thus they left him to his lone repose:

Lone - Einsam; einzeln

Juan slept like a top, or like the dead,

Who sleep at last, perhaps (God only knows),

Just for the present; and in his lull'd head

Not even a vision of his former woes

Throbb'd in accursed dreams, which sometimes spread

Unwelcome visions of our former years,

unwelcome - unerwünscht

Till the eye, cheated, opens thick with tears.

Young Juan slept all dreamless:"but the maid,

dreamless - traumlos

Who smooth'd his pillow, as she left the den

den - Höhle

Look'd back upon him, and a moment stay'd,

And turn'd, believing that he call'd again.

He slumber'd; yet she thought, at least she said

(The heart will slip, even as the tongue and pen),

He had pronounced her name"but she forgot

That at this moment Juan knew it not.

And pensive to her father's house she went,

Enjoining silence strict to Zoe, who

enjoining - auferlegen, vorschreiben, anordnen, ermahnen, mahnen, aufgeben

Better than her knew what, in fact, she meant,

She being wiser by a year or two:

A year or two 's an age when rightly spent,

rightly - zurecht, zu Recht, richtig

And Zoe spent hers, as most women do,

In gaining all that useful sort of knowledge

Which is acquired in Nature's good old college.

The morn broke, and found Juan slumbering still

slumbering - schlummernd; (slumber); Halbschlaf, Schlummer, Schläfchen

Fast in his cave, and nothing clash'd upon

clash - zusammenstoßen; Scheppern, Geschepper, Zusammenstoß

His rest; the rushing of the neighbouring rill,

rill - Rille; Rinnsal

And the young beams of the excluded sun,

beams - Balken, Balken, Breite, Pflugbaum, Grindel, Strahl, Balken

Troubled him not, and he might sleep his fill;

And need he had of slumber yet, for none

Had suffer'd more"his hardships were comparative

hardships - Nöte; Härte, Not, Entbehrung, Mühsal, Elend

To those related in my grand-dad's 'Narrative.'

Not so Haidee: she sadly toss'd and tumbled,

toss - zu werfen; Wurf; Münzwurf; werfen; verwerfen, wegwerfen

tumbled - getrommelt; Sturz, Fall, Überschlag, Absturz, Purzelbaum, Rolle

And started from her sleep, and, turning o'er

Dream'd of a thousand wrecks, o'er which she stumbled,

And handsome corpses strew'd upon the shore;

strew - streuen

And woke her maid so early that she grumbled,

grumbled - gemeckert; Gegrummel

And call'd her father's old slaves up, who swore

In several oaths"Armenian, Turk, and Greek"

Armenian - armenisch; Armenier, Armenierin

They knew not what to think of such a freak.

freak - ausflippen; Begeisterte, Missgeburt, irrer Typ

But up she got, and up she made them get,

With some pretence about the sun, that makes

Sweet skies just when he rises, or is set;

And 'tis, no doubt, a sight to see when breaks

Bright Phoebus, while the mountains still are wet

With mist, and every bird with him awakes,

mist - Nebel

awakes - erwacht; munter, wach; erwachen, aufwachen

And night is flung off like a mourning suit

mourning - trauern; Trauer; Trauerkleidung

Worn for a husband,"or some other brute.

brute - Tier, brutaler Kerl, brutal, Vieh

I say, the sun is a most glorious sight,

most glorious - glorreichste

I've seen him rise full oft, indeed of late

I have sat up on purpose all the night,

Which hastens, as physicians say, one's fate;

Hastens - Eilt; hasten, beeilen

And so all ye, who would be in the right

In health and purse, begin your day to date

From daybreak, and when coffin'd at fourscore,

fourscore - achtzig

Engrave upon the plate, you rose at four.

Engrave - gravieren, meißeln, eingravieren, einmeißeln; einschneiden (in)

And Haidee met the morning face to face;

Her own was freshest, though a feverish flush

feverish - fiebrig, febril, fieberhaft

flush - Wasserspülung, Wallung, Schwall; spülen, ausspülen; rot werden

Had dyed it with the headlong blood, whose race

dyed - gefärbt; färben (Haar, Stoff)

headlong - kopflos; mit dem Kopf zuerst; kopfüber; Hals über Kopf

From heart to cheek is curb'd into a blush,

curb - Kandare; Beschränkung, Zurückhaltung, Zwang, Einschränkung

Like to a torrent which a mountain's base,

torrent - Sturzbach, Sturzflut

That overpowers some Alpine river's rush,

overpowers - übermächtig; überwältigen, übermannen

Alpine - alpin

Checks to a lake, whose waves in circles spread;

Or the Red Sea"but the sea is not red.

And down the cliff the island virgin came,

And near the cave her quick light footsteps drew,

While the sun smiled on her with his first flame,

And young Aurora kiss'd her lips with dew,

aurora - Polarlicht

Taking her for a sister; just the same

Mistake you would have made on seeing the two,

Although the mortal, quite as fresh and fair,

Had all the advantage, too, of not being air.

And when into the cavern Haidee stepp'd

All timidly, yet rapidly, she saw

timidly - ängstlich, schüchtern, scheu

That like an infant Juan sweetly slept;

infant - Säugling, Wickelkind, Kleinkind

sweetly - süß

And then she stopp'd, and stood as if in awe

stopp - stoppen

awe - Ehrfurcht; Staunen; einschüchtern

(For sleep is awful), and on tiptoe crept

on tiptoe - auf Zehenspitzen

And wrapt him closer, lest the air, too raw,

Should reach his blood, then o'er him still as death

Bent with hush'd lips, that drank his scarce-drawn breath.

And thus like to an angel o'er the dying

Who die in righteousness, she lean'd; and there

righteousness - Rechtschaffenheit, Gerechtigkeit

All tranquilly the shipwreck'd boy was lying,

tranquilly - ruhig

As o'er him the calm and stirless air:

stirless - rührungslos

But Zoe the meantime some eggs was frying,

Since, after all, no doubt the youthful pair

Must breakfast"and betimes, lest they should ask it,

She drew out her provision from the basket.

She knew that the best feelings must have victual,

And that a shipwreck'd youth would hungry be;

Besides, being less in love, she yawn'd a little,

And felt her veins chill'd by the neighbouring sea;

And so, she cook'd their breakfast to a tittle;

tittle - Titel; Pünktchen

I can't say that she gave them any tea,

But there were eggs, fruit, coffee, bread, fish, honey,

With Scio wine,"and all for love, not money.

And Zoe, when the eggs were ready, and

The coffee made, would fain have waken'd Juan;

waken - wecken

But Haidee stopp'd her with her quick small hand,

And without word, a sign her finger drew on

Her lip, which Zoe needs must understand;

And, the first breakfast spoilt, prepared a new one,

Because her mistress would not let her break

That sleep which seem'd as it would ne'er awake.

For still he lay, and on his thin worn cheek

A purple hectic play'd like dying day

hectic - hektisch

On the snow-tops of distant hills; the streak

streak - Strähne; Schliere; Später Ginsterspanner; schlieren; flitzen

Of sufferance yet upon his forehead lay,

sufferance - Duldung

Where the blue veins look'd shadowy, shrunk, and weak;

shadowy - schattenhaft; schattig

And his black curls were dewy with the spray,

Which weigh'd upon them yet, all damp and salt,

Mix'd with the stony vapours of the vault.

stony - steinig; steinern

vapours - Dämpfe; der Dampf

vault - Tresor; sich wölben, überwölben

And she bent o'er him, and he lay beneath,

Hush'd as the babe upon its mother's breast,

babe - Puppe

Droop'd as the willow when no winds can breathe,

willow - Weide, Weidenbaum

Lull'd like the depth of ocean when at rest,

Fair as the crowning rose of the whole wreath,

crowning - Krönung; krönend

wreath - Kranz, Gebinde, Helmwulst

Soft as the callow cygnet in its nest;

callow - Schwielig; ungefiedert; unerfahren, unreif, grün

cygnet - Zygnet; Schwanenjunges, Schwanenküken, Schwanenbaby

In short, he was a very pretty fellow,

Although his woes had turn'd him rather yellow.

He woke and gazed, and would have slept again,

But the fair face which met his eyes forbade

Those eyes to close, though weariness and pain

Had further sleep a further pleasure made;

For woman's face was never form'd in vain

For Juan, so that even when he pray'd

He turn'd from grisly saints, and martyrs hairy,

grisly - grässliche, grässlich

martyrs - Märtyrer, Märtyrerin, Märtyrer

hairy - behaart, haarig, pelzartig

To the sweet portraits of the Virgin Mary.

And thus upon his elbow he arose,

And look'd upon the lady, in whose cheek

The pale contended with the purple rose,

contended - bestritten; streiten, sich auseinandersetzen, ringen mit

As with an effort she began to speak;

Her eyes were eloquent, her words would pose,

eloquent - wortgewandt

Although she told him, in good modern Greek,

With an Ionian accent, low and sweet,

Ionian - Ionisch

That he was faint, and must not talk, but eat.

Now Juan could not understand a word,

Being no Grecian; but he had an ear,

And her voice was the warble of a bird,

warble - trällern; trillern

So soft, so sweet, so delicately clear,

delicately - zart

That finer, simpler music ne'er was heard;

The sort of sound we echo with a tear,

Echo - Echo, Widerhall, Tastaturecho, Bildschirmecho, widerhallen

Without knowing why"an overpowering tone,

overpowering - überwältigend; überwältigen, übermannen

Whence Melody descends as from a throne.

whence - woher; von daher

melody - Melodie

Descends - Absteigt; absteigen, niedergehen, herunterkommen, herabsteigen

throne - Thron

And Juan gazed as one who is awoke

By a distant organ, doubting if he be

Not yet a dreamer, till the spell is broke

dreamer - Träumer, Träumerin, Schwärmer

By the watchman, or some such reality,

watchman - Wachmann; Wächter

Or by one's early valet's cursed knock;

At least it is a heavy sound to me,

Who like a morning slumber"for the night

Shows stars and women in a better light.

And Juan, too, was help'd out from his dream,

Or sleep, or whatso'er it was, by feeling

whatso - Wie auch immer

A most prodigious appetite: the steam

prodigious - erstaunlich; ungeheuer, gewaltig, verwunderlich

Of Zoe's cookery no doubt was stealing

cookery - kochen; Kochkunst

Upon his senses, and the kindling beam

kindling - Anzünden; Anmachholz, Anzündholz

Of the new fire, which Zoe kept up, kneeling

kneeling - kniend, hinkniend; (kneel); knien

To stir her viands, made him quite awake

stir - erschüttern, bewegen, sich rühren, verrühren; Aufregung

And long for food, but chiefly a beef-steak.

But beef is rare within these oxless isles;

oxless - ochsenlos

Goat's flesh there is, no doubt, and kid, and mutton;

goat - Ziege, Geiß, Bock

And, when a holiday upon them smiles,

A joint upon their barbarous spits they put on:

spits - spuckt; speien, brutzeln, knistern (Feuer), spucken; Bratspieß

But this occurs but seldom, between whiles,

For some of these are rocks with scarce a hut on;

hut - Hütte

Others are fair and fertile, among which

fertile - fruchtbar, geil

This, though not large, was one of the most rich.

I say that beef is rare, and can't help thinking

That the old fable of the Minotaur"

Minotaur - Minotaur, Minotaure, Minotaurus, Minotauros

From which our modern morals rightly shrinking

shrinking - schrumpfen, schrumpfen, abnehmen, drücken

Condemn the royal lady's taste who wore

A cow's shape for a mask"was only (sinking

The allegory) a mere type, no more,

allegory - Allegorie, Sinnbild, Allegorik

That Pasiphae promoted breeding cattle,

breeding cattle - Zuchtvieh

To make the Cretans bloodier in battle.

Cretans - kretisch, Kreter, Kreterin

bloodier - blutiger; blutig, blutbefleckt

For we all know that English people are

Fed upon beef"I won't say much of beer,

Because 'tis liquor only, and being far

From this my subject, has no business here;

We know, too, they very fond of war,

A pleasure"like all pleasures"rather dear;

So were the Cretans"from which I infer

That beef and battles both were owing to her.

But to resume. The languid Juan raised

resume - weiter; Lebenslauf; fortsetzen, wiedererlangen, wiederaufnehmen

His head upon his elbow, and he saw

A sight on which he had not lately gazed,

As all his latter meals had been quite raw,

Three or four things, for which the Lord he praised,

And, feeling still the famish'd vulture gnaw,

He fell upon whate'er was offer'd, like

A priest, a shark, an alderman, or pike.

alderman - Schöffe; Stadtrat

Pike - Spitze, Hecht

He ate, and he was well supplied: and she,

Who watch'd him like a mother, would have fed

Him past all bounds, because she smiled to see

Such appetite in one she had deem'd dead;

But Zoe, being older than Haidee,

Knew (by tradition, for she ne'er had read)

That famish'd people must be slowly nurst,

And fed by spoonfuls, else they always burst.

And so she took the liberty to state,

Rather by deeds than words, because the case

deeds - Taten; Tat, Akt, Werk

Was urgent, that the gentleman, whose fate

Had made her mistress quit her bed to trace

The sea-shore at this hour, must leave his plate,

sea-shore - (sea-shore) Seeküste

Unless he wish'd to die upon the place"

She snatch'd it, and refused another morsel,

snatch - schnappen; klauen, stehlen, Reißen

Saying, he had gorged enough to make a horse ill.

gorged - gefressen; Schlucht, Kehle; ich/er/sie fräße, fressen

Next they"he being naked, save a tatter'd

tatter - zerfetzen, zerfleddern, zerfledern; Lumpen, Fetzen

Pair of scarce decent trowsers"went to work,

And in the fire his recent rags they scatter'd,

And dress'd him, for the present, like a Turk,

Or Greek"that is, although it not much matter'd,

Omitting turban, slippers, pistols, dirk,"

omitting - unterlassen; weglassen, auslassen

turban - Turban

Dirk - Dolch

They furnish'd him, entire, except some stitches,

stitches - Nähte; Stich (Näh-), Stich (Schmerz); nähen, absteppen

With a clean shirt, and very spacious breeches.

breeches - Reithosen; Schwanzschraube

And then fair Haidee tried her tongue at speaking,

But not a word could Juan comprehend,

comprehend - umfassen; verstehen, begreifen, erfassen, einsehen

Although he listen'd so that the young Greek in

Her earnestness would ne'er have made an end;

earnestness - Ernsthaftigkeit; Ernst

And, as he interrupted not, went eking

eking - ergänzen

Her speech out to her protege and friend,

protege - Schützling

Till pausing at the last her breath to take,

She saw he did not understand Romaic.

Romaic - romanisch

And then she had recourse to nods, and signs,

nods - nickt; nicken, einnicken, Kopfnicken

And smiles, and sparkles of the speaking eye,

sparkles - funkelt; funkeln

And read (the only book she could) the lines

Of his fair face, and found, by sympathy,

The answer eloquent, where soul shines

And darts in one quick glance a long reply;

darts - Pfeil, Satz

And thus in every look she saw exprest

A world of words, and things at which she guess'd.

And now, by dint of fingers and of eyes,

And words repeated after her, he took

A lesson in her tongue; but by surmise,

No doubt, less of her language than her look:

As he who studies fervently the skies

fervently - inbrünstig; leidenschaftlich, feurig, heiß

Turns oftener to the stars than to his book,

Thus Juan learn'd his alpha beta better

Alpha - Alpha

From Haidee's glance than any graven letter.

graven - eingraviert; feierlich, Gruft, massiv, würdig, ernst

'Tis pleasing to be school'd in a strange tongue

By female lips and eyes"that is, I mean,

When both the teacher and the taught are young,

As was the case, at least, where I have been;

They smile so when one 's right, and when one 's wrong

They smile still more, and then there intervene

intervene - intervenieren; eingreifen, einschreiten, dazwischengehen

Pressure of hands, perhaps even a chaste kiss;"

I learn'd the little that I know by this:

That is, some words of Spanish, Turk, and Greek,

Italian not at all, having no teachers;

Much English I cannot pretend to speak,

Learning that language chiefly from its preachers,

preachers - Prediger

Barrow, South, Tillotson, whom every week

barrow - Schubkarre; Hügel, Karre, Grabhügel, Tumulus

I study, also Blair, the highest reachers

Of eloquence in piety and prose"

piety - Frömmigkeit; Pietät

I hate your poets, so read none of those.

As for the ladies, I have nought to say,

A wanderer from the British world of fashion,

wanderer - Wanderer

Where I, like other 'dogs, have had my day,'

Like other men, too, may have had my passion"

But that, like other things, has pass'd away,

And all her fools whom I could lay the lash on:

Foes, friends, men, women, now are nought to me

But dreams of what has been, no more to be.

Return we to Don Juan. He begun

To hear new words, and to repeat them; but

Some feelings, universal as the sun,

Were such as could not in his breast be shut

More than within the bosom of a nun:

nun - Blaumeise, Klosterfrau, Nonne

He was in love,"as you would be, no doubt,

With a young benefactress,"so was she,

benefactress - Wohltäterin

Just in the way we very often see.

And every day by daybreak"rather early

For Juan, who was somewhat fond of rest"

She came into the cave, but it was merely

To see her bird reposing in his nest;

reposing - ruhend; ruhen

And she would softly stir his locks so curly,

Without disturbing her yet slumbering guest,

Breathing all gently o'er his cheek and mouth,

As o'er a bed of roses the sweet south.

roses - Rosen; Rosa

And every morn his colour freshlier came,

freshlier - frischer; frisch

And every day help'd on his convalescence;

convalescence - Rekonvaleszenz; Erholung, Genesung, Gesundung, Konvaleszenz

'Twas well, because health in the human frame

Is pleasant, besides being true love's essence,

essence - Wesen; Essenz, Extrakt, Parfüm

For health and idleness to passion's flame

idleness - Untätigkeit, Stillstand, Müßiggang, Trägheit

Are oil and gunpowder; and some good lessons

gunpowder - Schießpulver

Are also learnt from Ceres and from Bacchus,

learnt from - entnahm

Ceres - Ceres, Zeres, Ceres, (cere) Ceres, Zeres, Ceres

Bacchus - Bacchus

Without whom Venus will not long attack us.

While Venus fills the heart (without heart really

Love, though good always, is not quite so good),

Ceres presents a plate of vermicelli,"

vermicelli - Nudeln, Vermicelli, Fadennudeln

For love must be sustain'd like flesh and blood,"

sustain - unterstützen; unterhalten, aufrechterhalten, versorgen

While Bacchus pours out wine, or hands a jelly:

pours out - (pour out) ausschütten

jelly - Wackelpudding, Wackelpeter; Gelee, Gallert

Eggs, oysters, too, are amatory food;

Oysters - Austern; Auster, Auster, Pfaffenschnittchen

amatory - amatorisch

But who is their purveyor from above

purveyor - Anbieter; Lieferant

Heaven knows,"it may be Neptune, Pan, or Jove.

Neptune - Neptun, Neptun

When Juan woke he found some good things ready,

A bath, a breakfast, and the finest eyes

That ever made a youthful heart less steady,

Besides her maid's as pretty for their size;

But I have spoken of all this already"

And repetition 's tiresome and unwise,"

repetition - Wiederholung, Wdh(lg). Wiederholung

unwise - unklug

Well"Juan, after bathing in the sea,

Came always back to coffee and Haidee.

Both were so young, and one so innocent,

That bathing pass'd for nothing; Juan seem'd

To her, as 'twere, the kind of being sent,

Of whom these two years she had nightly dream'd,

nightly - jede Nacht; nächtlich

A something to be loved, a creature meant

To be her happiness, and whom she deem'd

To render happy; all who joy would win

Must share it,"Happiness was born a twin.

It was such pleasure to behold him, such

behold - betrachten, sehen, schauen, anschauen

Enlargement of existence to partake

enlargement - Vergrößerung, Erweiterung

partake - teilnehmen, mitmachen, mitessen

Nature with him, to thrill beneath his touch,

thrill - Aufregung; Nervenkitzel; erregen, erschauern, durchdringen

To watch him slumbering, and to see him wake:

To live with him forever were too much;

But then the thought of parting made her quake;

He was her own, her ocean-treasure, cast

Like a rich wreck"her first love, and her last.

And thus a moon roll'd on, and fair Haidee

Paid daily visits to her boy, and took

Such plentiful precautions, that still he

plentiful - massenhaft, reichlich

precautions - Vorsichtsmaßnahmen; Vorsorge, Vorsichtsmaßnahme

Remain'd unknown within his craggy nook;

craggy - zerklüftet; felsig

nook - Nische, Alkoven, stiller Winkel, Rückzugsort

At last her father's prows put out to sea

prows - Stützen; Bug

For certain merchantmen upon the look,

merchantmen - Kaufleute; Handelsschiff

Not as of yore to carry off an Io,

carry off - abtragen, verschleppen

Io - Io, Io

But three Ragusan vessels, bound for Scio.

vessels - Schiffe; Schiff, Boot

Then came her freedom, for she had no mother,

So that, her father being at sea, she was

Free as a married woman, or such other

Female, as where she likes may freely pass,

Without even the incumbrance of a brother,

incumbrance - Belastung

The freest she that ever gazed on glass;

I speak of Christian lands in this comparison,

Where wives, at least, are seldom kept in garrison.

Now she prolong'd her visits and her talk

prolong - ausdehnen; verlängern; hinauszögern

(For they must talk), and he had learnt to say

So much as to propose to take a walk,"

For little had he wander'd since the day

On which, like a young flower snapp'd from the stalk,

snapp - schnappen

stalk - jdn. belauern; Stiel, Stengel

Drooping and dewy on the beach he lay,"

drooping - hängend; durchhängen, herabhängen, herunterhängen, herabsinken

And thus they walk'd out in the afternoon,

And saw the sun set opposite the moon.

It was a wild and breaker-beaten coast,

With cliffs above, and a broad sandy shore,

Sandy - sandig, sandfarben

Guarded by shoals and rocks as by an host,

With here and there a creek, whose aspect wore

Creek - Bucht; Bach

A better welcome to the tempest-tost;

And rarely ceased the haughty billow's roar,

haughty - hochmütig, stolz, überheblich, arrogant

Save on the dead long summer days, which make

The outstretch'd ocean glitter like a lake.

outstretch - ausdehnen; ausstrecken

glitter - Glitter; glitzern

And the small ripple spilt upon the beach

ripple - wellenförmig; Brummspannung, Welligkeit

Scarcely o'erpass'd the cream of your champagne,

When o'er the brim the sparkling bumpers reach,

brim - Krempe; übersprudeln; Rand

bumpers - Stoßstangen; Stoßstange

That spring-dew of the spirit! the heart's rain!

Few things surpass old wine; and they may preach

Who please,"the more because they preach in vain,"

Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter,

Sermons and soda-water the day after.

soda-water - (soda-water) Sodawasser , Selterswasser , Tafelwasser

Man, being reasonable, must get drunk;

The best of life is but intoxication:

intoxication - Rauschzustände; Vergiftung, Intoxikation, Trunkenheit, Rausch

Glory, the grape, love, gold, in these are sunk

grape - Trauben; Traube, Weintraube, Weinbeere

The hopes of all men, and of every nation;

Without their sap, how branchless were the trunk

Sap - Trottel, Saft

branchless - branchenlos

trunk - Kofferraum; Stamm, Baumstamm, Koffer, Truhe, Schrankkoffer

Of life's strange tree, so fruitful on occasion:

fruitful - fruchtbar

But to return,"Get very drunk; and when

You wake with headache, you shall see what then.

Ring for your valet"bid him quickly bring

Some hock and soda-water, then you'll know

hock - hockt; das Fesselgelenk

soda - Soda; Sprudel, saurer Sprudel, Sprudelwasser, Limonade

A pleasure worthy Xerxes the great king;

For not the bless'd sherbet, sublimed with snow,

bless - segnen; selig preisen

sherbet - Sorbet

sublimed - sublimiert; sublimierens, erhaben

Nor the first sparkle of the desert-spring,

sparkle - funkeln

Nor Burgundy in all its sunset glow,

Burgundy - Bordeauxrot, Weinrot, Burgunderrot

After long travel, ennui, love, or slaughter,

ennui - Langeweile, Apathie, Depression, Melancholie

Vie with that draught of hock and soda-water.

vie - wetteifern, konkurrieren

The coast"I think it was the coast that

Was just describing"Yes, it was the coast"

Lay at this period quiet as the sky,

The sands untumbled, the blue waves untost,

untumbled - ungetrübt

And all was stillness, save the sea-bird's cry,

And dolphin's leap, and little billow crost

dolphin - Delphin

By some low rock or shelve, that made it fret

shelve - Regal; Einbauplatte, Brennplatte; aufschieben, einstellen

fret - beunruhigen; sich grämen

Against the boundary it scarcely wet.

boundary - Grenze; Grenzen; Rand

And forth they wander'd, her sire being gone,

As I have said, upon an expedition;

And mother, brother, guardian, she had none,

Save Zoe, who, although with due precision

She waited on her lady with the sun,

Thought daily service was her only mission,

Bringing warm water, wreathing her long tresses,

wreathing - kränzen; Kranz, Gebinde

tresses - Locken; Haarsträhne, Haarlocke, Zopf

And asking now and then for cast-off dresses.

It was the cooling hour, just when the rounded

Red sun sinks down behind the azure hill,

Azure - Blau

Which then seems as if the whole earth it bounded,

Circling all nature, hush'd, and dim, and still,

With the far mountain-crescent half surrounded

Crescent - Mondsichel; Hörnchen, Croissant

On one side, and the deep sea calm and chill

deep sea - Tiefsee

Upon the other, and the rosy sky,

With one star sparkling through it like an eye.

And thus they wander'd forth, and hand in hand,

Over the shining pebbles and the shells,

pebbles - Kieselsteine; Stein, Steinchen

Glided along the smooth and harden'd sand,

glided - geglitten; gleiten, gleiten, gleiten lassen

harden - aushärten; härten, verhärten, abhärten

And in the worn and wild receptacles

receptacles - Gefäße; Gefäß

Work'd by the storms, yet work'd as it were plann'd,

In hollow halls, with sparry roofs and cells,

They turn'd to rest; and, each clasp'd by an arm,

Yielded to the deep twilight's purple charm.

They look'd up to the sky, whose floating glow

Spread like a rosy ocean, vast and bright;

They gazed upon the glittering sea below,

Whence the broad moon rose circling into sight;

They heard the wave's splash, and the wind so low,

And saw each other's dark eyes darting light

darting - Pfeil, Satz

Into each other"and, beholding this,

beholding - betrachten, sehen, schauen, anschauen, ansehen

Their lips drew near, and clung into a kiss;

A long, long kiss, a kiss of youth, and love,

And beauty, all concentrating like rays

rays - Schimmer, Strahl; ausstrahlen

Into one focus, kindled from above;

kindled - entfacht; anzünden

Such kisses as belong to early days,

Where heart, and soul, and sense, in concert move,

And the blood 's lava, and the pulse a blaze,

lava - Lava

Each kiss a heart-quake,"for a kiss's strength,

I think, it must be reckon'd by its length.

By length I mean duration; theirs endured

Heaven knows how long"no doubt they never reckon'd;

And if they had, they could not have secured

The sum of their sensations to a second:

sensations - Empfindungen; Gefühl

They had not spoken; but they felt allured,

allured - gelockt; verlocken

As if their souls and lips each other beckon'd,

beckon - heranwinken, herbeiwinken, zuwinken, einladen

Which, being join'd, like swarming bees they clung"

swarming - Ausschwärmen; (to swarm) wimmeln, schwärmen

Their hearts the flowers from whence the honey sprung.

They were alone, but not alone as they

Who shut in chambers think it loneliness;

chambers - Kammern; Raum, Schlafzimmer

loneliness - Einsamkeit

The silent ocean, and the starlight bay,

starlight - Sternenlicht

The twilight glow which momently grew less,

momently - Momentan

The voiceless sands and dropping caves, that lay

voiceless - tonlos; stimmlos

Around them, made them to each other press,

As if there were no life beneath the sky

Save theirs, and that their life could never die.

They fear'd no eyes nor ears on that lone beach,

They felt no terrors from the night, they were

All in all to each other: though their speech

Was broken words, they thought a language there,"

And all the burning tongues the passions teach

Found in one sigh the best interpreter

interpreter - Dolmetscher, Dolmetscherin, Dolmetsch, Interpreter

Of nature's oracle"first love,"that all

Oracle - Orakel, Orakelspruch, orakeln

Which Eve has left her daughters since her fall.

Haidde spoke not of scruples, ask'd no vows,

scruples - Skrupel

Nor offer'd any; she had never heard

Of plight and promises to be a spouse,

Or perils by a loving maid incurr'd;

incurr - verletzen

She was all which pure ignorance allows,

ignorance - Unwissenheit, Unwissen, Nichtwissen

And flew to her young mate like a young bird;

And, never having dreamt of falsehood, she

falsehood - Unwahrheit, Falschheit, Lüge, unwahre Behauptung, Falschsein

Had not one word to say of constancy.

constancy - Konstanz, Beständigkeit, Ausdauer

She loved, and was beloved"she adored,

adored - verehrt; anbeten, verehren, anbeten, verehren

And she was worshipp'd; after nature's fashion,

worshipp - Verehrung

Their intense souls, into each other pour'd,

If souls could die, had perish'd in that passion,"

But by degrees their senses were restored,

Again to be o'ercome, again to dash on;

ercome - erkommen

And, beating 'gainst his bosom, Haidee's heart

Felt as if never more to beat apart.

Alas! they were so young, so beautiful,

So lonely, loving, helpless, and the hour

Was that in which the heart is always full,

And, having o'er itself no further power,

Prompts deeds eternity can not annul,

eternity - Ewigkeit

But pays off moments in an endless shower

Of hell-fire"all prepared for people giving

Pleasure or pain to one another living.

Alas! for Juan and Haidee! they were

So loving and so lovely"till then never,

Excepting our first parents, such a pair

Had run the risk of being damn'd for ever;

And Haidee, being devout as well as fair,

devout - tiefgläubig, andächtig, strenggläubig

Had, doubtless, heard about the Stygian river,

Stygian - Stygisch; düster, duster

And hell and purgatory"but forgot

Purgatory - Fegefeuer; Purgatorium

Just in the very crisis she should not.

They look upon each other, and their eyes

Gleam in the moonlight; and her white arm clasps

gleam - Schimmer; durchschimmern, glänzen

moonlight - Mondlicht, Mondschein, Mondenschein

clasps - Klammern; Spange, Klammer, Schnalle, Griff, greifen

Round Juan's head, and his around her lies

Half buried in the tresses which it grasps;

grasps - ergreift; greifen, erfassen, begreifen, verstehen, erfassen

She sits upon his knee, and drinks his sighs,

He hers, until they end in broken gasps;

And thus they form a group that 's quite antique,

antique - antik; Antiquität

half naked, loving, natural, and Greek.

half naked - halbnackt

And when those deep and burning moments pass'd,

And Juan sunk to sleep within her arms,

She slept not, but all tenderly, though fast,

tenderly - zärtlich, zart, lieb

Sustain'd his head upon her bosom's charms;

And now and then her eye to heaven is cast,

And then on the pale cheek her breast now warms,

Pillow'd on her o'erflowing heart, which pants

erflowing - erflowt

With all it granted, and with all it grants.

An infant when it gazes on a light,

gazes - starrt; anstarren

A child the moment when it drains the breast,

drains - Abflüsse; Abfluss, entwässern, abfließen lassen, ablassen

A devotee when soars the Host in sight,

devotee - Bewunderer, Enthusiast, Fan, Anhänger

An Arab with a stranger for a guest,

A sailor when the prize has struck in fight,

A miser filling his most hoarded chest,

hoarded - gehortet; Schatz, Vorrat; horten, sich Vorräte anlegen, hamstern

Feel rapture; but not such true joy are reaping

rapture - Entrückung; Ekstase, Taumel, Verzückung, Entzücken

reaping - ernten, schneiden, mähen, sensen, absensen, ernten, einheimsen

As they who watch o'er what they love while sleeping.

For there it lies so tranquil, so beloved,

tranquil - ruhig, gelassen

All that it hath of life with us is living;

So gentle, stirless, helpless, and unmoved,

unmoved - ungerührt, unbewegt

And all unconscious of the joy 'tis giving;

All it hath felt, inflicted, pass'd, and proved,

inflicted - auferlegt; zufügen, de

Hush'd into depths beyond the watcher's diving:

watcher - Beobachter; (watch) bewachen, beobachten, aufpassen

There lies the thing we love with all its errors

And all its charms, like death without its terrors.

The lady watch'd her lover"and that hour

Of Love's, and Night's, and Ocean's solitude,

O'erflow'd her soul with their united power;

Amidst the barren sand and rocks so rude

She and her wave-worn love had made their bower,

Where nought upon their passion could intrude,

intrude - eindringen, stören, eindrängen

And all the stars that crowded the blue space

Saw nothing happier than her glowing face.

Alas! the love of women! it is known

To be a lovely and a fearful thing;

For all of theirs upon that die is thrown,

And if 'tis lost, life hath no more to bring

To them but mockeries of the past alone,

mockeries - Spötteleien; Verspottung, Verhöhnung, Gespött

And their revenge is as the tiger's spring,

Deadly, and quick, and crushing; yet, as real

crushing - erdrückend; Schwarm, zerdrücken

Torture is theirs, what they inflict they feel.

torture - Folter; Tortur; foltern

inflict - auferlegen; zufügen, checkverhängen

They are right; for man, to man so oft unjust,

unjust - ungerecht

Is always so to women; one sole bond

Awaits them, treachery is all their trust;

Taught to conceal, their bursting hearts despond

despond - verzweifeln; verzagen

Over their idol, till some wealthier lust

lust - Wollust, Begehren, Verlangen, Freude

Buys them in marriage"and what rests beyond?

A thankless husband, next a faithless lover,

thankless - undankbar

faithless - ungläubig, unzuverlässig, treulos

Then dressing, nursing, praying, and all 's over.

Some take a lover, some take drams or prayers,

drams - Quäntchen, Quentchen

Some mind their household, others dissipation,

dissipation - Ausschüttung; Zerstreuung, Zersplitterung, Zerteilung, Auflösung

Some run away, and but exchange their cares,

Losing the advantage of a virtuous station;

Few changes e'er can better their affairs,

Theirs being an unnatural situation,

unnatural - unnatürlich

From the dull palace to the dirty hovel:

hovel - Unterschlupf; Unterstand; Bruchbude, Baracke

Some play the devil, and then write a novel.

Haidee was Nature's bride, and knew not this;

Haidee was Passion's child, born where the sun

Showers triple light, and scorches even the kiss

triple - dreifach; verdreifachen

scorches - verbrennt; verbrennen, verbrennen, rasen

Of his gazelle-eyed daughters; she was one

Made but to love, to feel that she was his

Who was her chosen: what was said or done

Elsewhere was nothing. She had naught to fear,

Hope, care, nor love, beyond, her heart beat here.

And oh! that quickening of the heart, that beat!

quickening - Belebung; beschleunigend; (quicken) Belebung; beschleunigend

How much it costs us! yet each rising throb

Is in its cause as its effect so sweet,

That Wisdom, ever on the watch to rob

Joy of its alchymy, and to repeat

alchymy - Alchymie

Fine truths; even Conscience, too, has a tough job

To make us understand each good old maxim,

maxim - Maxime; Grundsatz, Sprichwort, Lebensweisheit

So good"I wonder Castlereagh don't tax 'em.

And now 'twas done"on the lone shore were plighted

plighted - geplagt; sich verloben; Misere, schlimmer Zustand, Verlobung

Their hearts; the stars, their nuptial torches, shed

nuptial - Hochzeitsfeier; hochzeitlich

Beauty upon the beautiful they lighted:

Ocean their witness, and the cave their bed,

By their own feelings hallow'd and united,

hallow - anbeten, heiligen

Their priest was Solitude, and they were wed:

And they were happy, for to their young eyes

Each was an angel, and earth paradise.

O, Love! of whom great Caesar was the suitor,

Caesar - Cäsar, Caesar, Zäsar, Kaiser

Titus the master, Antony the slave,

Horace, Catullus, scholars, Ovid tutor,

Sappho the sage blue-stocking, in whose grave

All those may leap who rather would be neuter

(Leucadia's rock still overlooks the wave)"

overlooks - Übersichten; Übersicht, Überblick, bemerken

O, Love! thou art the very god of evil,

For, after all, we cannot call thee devil.

Thou mak'st the chaste connubial state precarious,

connubial - geschlechtlich

precarious - prekär

And jestest with the brows of mightiest men:

jestest - scherzen

mightiest - mächtigste; gewaltig, mächtig

Caesar and Pompey, Mahomet, Belisarius,

Pompey - Pompejus

Have much employ'd the muse of history's pen;

Their lives and fortunes were extremely various,

Such worthies Time will never see again;

Worthies - Würdenträger; würdig

Yet to these four in three things the same luck holds,

They all were heroes, conquerors, and cuckolds.

conquerors - Eroberer, Erobererin, Bezwinger, Bezwingerin

cuckolds - Gehörnter, Hahnrei, Hornträger, hörnen

Thou mak'st philosophers; there's Epicurus

philosophers - Philosophen; Philosoph, Philosophin

Epicurus - Epikur

And Aristippus, a material crew!

Who to immoral courses would allure us

allure - Anziehungskraft; verlocken

By theories quite practicable too;

practicable - durchführbar, ausführbar, praktikabel

If only from the devil they would insure us,

insure - versichern

How pleasant were the maxim (not quite new),

'Eat, drink, and love, what can the rest avail us?'

So said the royal sage Sardanapalus.

But Juan! had he quite forgotten Julia?

And should he have forgotten her so soon?

I can't but say it seems to me most truly

Perplexing question; but, no doubt, the moon

Does these things for us, and whenever newly

Strong palpitation rises, 'tis her boon,

palpitation - Herzklopfen, Palpitation

boon - Segen, Wohltat

Else how the devil is it that fresh features

Have such a charm for us poor human creatures?

I hate inconstancy"I loathe, detest,

inconstancy - Wankelmut; Unbeständigkeiten, Unbeständigkeit

detest - verabscheuen

Abhor, condemn, abjure the mortal made

abhor - verabscheuen

abjure - abschwören

Of such quicksilver clay that in his breast

quicksilver - Quecksilber; quecksilbrig

No permanent foundation can be laid;

Love, constant love, has been my constant guest,

And yet last night, being at a masquerade,

masquerade - Maskenspiel, Maskerade

I saw the prettiest creature, fresh from Milan,

Milan - Mailand

Which gave me some sensations like a villain.

villain - Schurke, Gauner, Halunke, Bösewicht, am

But soon Philosophy came to my aid,

And whisper'd, 'Think of every sacred tie!'

'I will, my dear Philosophy!'I said,

'But then her teeth, and then, oh, Heaven! her eye!

I'll just inquire if she be wife or maid,

inquire - erkundigen

Or neither"out of curiosity.'

'Stop!'cried Philosophy, with air so Grecian

(Though she was masqued then as a fair Venetian);

masqued - maskenhaft

'Stop!'so I stopp'd."But to return: that which

Men call inconstancy is nothing more

Than admiration due where nature's rich

admiration - Bewunderung

Profusion with young beauty covers o'er

Some favour'd object; and as in the niche

niche - Nische, Mauernische, Wandnische, Mauerrücksprung

A lovely statue we almost adore,

This sort of adoration of the real

adoration - Anbetung

Is but a heightening of the 'beau ideal.'

heightening - erhöhen, vergrößern

Beau - Beau

'Tis the perception of the beautiful,

A fine extension of the faculties,

faculties - Fakultäten; Kollegium

Platonic, universal, wonderful,

Drawn from the stars, and filter'd through the skies,

filter - Filter; filtern; filtrieren, passieren

Without which life would be extremely dull;

In short, it is the use of our own eyes,

With one or two small senses added, just

To hint that flesh is form'd of fiery dust.

Yet 'tis a painful feeling, and unwilling,

For surely if we always could perceive

In the same object graces quite as killing

graces - Gnaden; Anmut, Tischgebete; (grace); Tischgebet; Anmut, Grazie

As when she rose upon us like an Eve,

'Twould save us many a heartache, many a shilling

heartache - Liebeskummer; Herzenskummer

shilling - Schilling

(For we must get them any how or grieve),

Whereas if one sole lady pleased for ever,

How pleasant for the heart as well as liver!

The heart is like the sky, a part of heaven,

But changes night and day, too, like the sky;

Now o'er it clouds and thunder must be driven,

And darkness and destruction as on high:

But when it hath been scorch'd, and pierced, and riven,

pierced - gepierct; lochen, durchbohren

riven - zerrissen; aufreißen

Its storms expire in water-drops; the eye

expire - ablaufen, erlöschen, verfallen, ausatmen

Pours forth at last the heart's blood turn'd to tears,

Which make the English climate of our years.

The liver is the lazaret of bile,

lazaret - Lazarett

bile - Galle

But very rarely executes its function,

executes - ausführt; hinrichten, ausführen, durchführen, ausführen

For the first passion stays there such a while,

That all the rest creep in and form a junction,

creep in - unterlaufen, einschleichen

junction - Kreuzung, Knotenpunkt, Grenzzone

Life knots of vipers on a dunghill's soil,"

knots - Knoten, Knäuel

vipers - Vipern; Kreuzotter, Otter, Viper

dunghill - Misthaufen

Rage, fear, hate, jealousy, revenge, compunction,"

compunction - Gewissensbisse, Reue

So that all mischiefs spring up from this entrail,

mischiefs - Unfug, Unheil

spring up - aus dem Boden schießen, (Wind) aufkommen

Like earthquakes from the hidden fire call'd 'central,'

In the mean time, without proceeding more

In this anatomy, I've finish'd now

anatomy - Anatomie

Two hundred and odd stanzas as before,

stanzas - Strophen; Strophe

That being about the number I'll allow

Each canto of the twelve, or twenty-four;

And, laying down my pen, I make my bow,

Leaving Don Juan and Haidee to plead

plead - plädieren, bekennen, (dringend) bitten, anflehen, beschwören

For them and theirs with all who deign to read.

deign - entwerfen; sich


hail, Muse! et cetera."We left Juan sleeping,

hail - jdm. zujubeln;(Hail to thee!) Wohl dir!, Sei gegrüßt!

et - und

Pillow'd upon a fair and happy breast,

And watch'd by eyes that never yet knew weeping,

And loved by a young heart, too deeply blest

blest - preisen, gesegnet, verletzen; (bless) preisen, gesegnet

To feel the poison through her spirit creeping,

creeping - schleichend; kriechen, schleichen, schleichen, kriechen

Or know who rested there, a foe to rest,

Had soil'd the current of her sinless years,

sinless - sündlos; sündenfrei, sündenlos

And turn'd her pure heart's purest blood to tears!

O, Love! what is it in this world of ours

Which makes it fatal to be loved? Ah, why

fatal - verhängnisvoll, fatal, tödlich

With cypress branches hast thou Wreathed thy bowers,

cypress - Zypresse

wreathed - bekränzt; winden

And made thy best interpreter a sigh?

As those who dote on odours pluck the flowers,

odours - Gerüche; Geruch

And place them on their breast"but place to die"

Thus the frail beings we would fondly cherish

fondly - lieb, liebevoll, zärtlich, verliebt

Are laid within our bosoms but to perish.

In her first passion woman loves her lover,

In all the others all she loves is love,

Which grows a habit she can ne'er get over,

And fits her loosely"like an easy glove,

loosely - locker

As you may find, whene'er you like to prove her:

One man alone at first her heart can move;

She then prefers him in the plural number,

plural - pluralisch, mehrfach, Mehrzahl-, Mehrheit

Not finding that the additions much encumber.

I know not if the fault be men's or theirs;

But one thing 's pretty sure; a woman planted

(Unless at once she plunge for life in prayers)

After a decent time must be gallanted;

gallanted - Galan (galanter Mann), galant, Verehrer

Although, no doubt, her first of love affairs

Is that to which her heart is wholly granted;

Yet there are some, they say, who have had none,

But those who have ne'er end with only one.

'Tis melancholy, and a fearful sign

melancholy - Melancholie, Schwermut, Wehmut

Of human frailty, folly, also crime,

frailty - Schwäche, Zerbrechlichkeit

That love and marriage rarely can combine,

Although they both are born in the same clime;

clime - Klima; Gegend

Marriage from love, like vinegar from wine"

vinegar - Essig

A sad, sour, sober beverage"by time

sour - sauer, herb, säuerlich, sauer vergoren

beverage - Getränk

Is sharpen'd from its high celestial flavour

sharpen - schärfen

Down to a very homely household savour.

homely - gemütlich; heimisch

savour - schmecken; Geschmack; genießen, würdigen, recht genießen

There's something of antipathy, as 'twere,

antipathy - Antipathie

Between their present and their future state;

A kind of flattery that 's hardly fair

flattery - Schmeicheleien; Schmeichelei, Schöntuerei

Is used until the truth arrives too late"

Yet what can people do, except despair?

The same things change their names at such a rate;

For instance"passion in a lover 's glorious,

But in a husband is pronounced uxorious.

uxorious - berauschend

Men grow ashamed of being so very fond;

They sometimes also get a little tired

(But that, of course, is rare), and then despond:

The same things cannot always be admired,

Yet 'tis 'so nominated in the bond,'

nominated - nominiert; nominieren

That both are tied till one shall have expired.

Sad thought! to lose the spouse that was adorning

adorning - schmücken, zieren, verzieren

Our days, and put one's servants into mourning.

There's doubtless something in domestic doings

Which forms, in fact, true love's antithesis;

Romances paint at full length people's wooings,

wooings - (woo) jemanden umwerben, werben, locken

But only give a bust of marriages;

For no one cares for matrimonial cooings,

matrimonial - ehelich

cooings - gurrt; gurrend

There's nothing wrong in a connubial kiss:

Think you, if Laura had been Petrarch's wife,

Laura - Laura

He would have written sonnets all his life?

sonnets - Sonette; Sonett

All tragedies are finish'd by a death,

All comedies are ended by a marriage;

The future states of both are left to faith,

For authors fear description might disparage

disparage - verunglimpfen; nicht standesgemäße Ehe, Missheirat, herabsetzen

The worlds to come of both, or fall beneath,

And then both worlds would punish their miscarriage;

miscarriage - Fehlgeburt

So leaving each their priest and prayer-book ready,

They say no more of Death or of the Lady.

The only two that in my recollection

Have sung of heaven and hell, or marriage, are

Dante and Milton, and of both the affection

Was hapless in their nuptials, for some bar

nuptials - Heiraten; hochzeitlich

Of fault or temper ruin'd the connection

(Such things, in fact, it Don't ask much to mar):

Don't ask - Frag lieber nicht!

mar - beschädigen, verunstalten

But Dante's Beatrice and Milton's Eve

Beatrice - Beatrix

Were not drawn from their spouses, you conceive.

conceive - schwanger werden; konzipieren, erdenken, ersinnen, empfangen

Some persons say that Dante meant theology

By Beatrice, and not a mistress"I,

Although my opinion may require apology,

Deem this a commentator's fantasy,

commentator - Kommentator, Kommentatorin

Unless indeed it was from his own knowledge he

Decided thus, and show'd good reason why;

I think that Dante's more abstruse ecstatics

ecstatics - Ekstatik; ekstatisch, ekstatisch

Meant to personify the mathematics.

personify - personifizieren

Haidee and Juan were not married, but

The fault was theirs, not mine; it is not fair,

Chaste reader, then, in any way to put

The blame on me, unless you wish they were;

Then if you'd have them wedded, please to shut

The book which treats of this erroneous pair,

erroneous - irrtümlich

Before the consequences grow too awful;

'Tis dangerous to read of loves unlawful.

unlawful - rechtswidrig

Yet they were happy,"happy in the illicit

illicit - unerlaubt

Indulgence of their innocent desires;

indulgence - Ablasshandel; Nachgiebigkeit, Nachsicht, Milde, Nachsichtigkeit

But more imprudent grown with every visit,

more imprudent - unbesonnenere

Haidee forgot the island was her sire's;

When we have what we like, 'tis hard to miss it,

At least in the beginning, ere one tires;

tires - Reifen, Pneu (schweiz.); ermüden

Thus she came often, not a moment losing,

Whilst her piratical papa was cruising.

whilst - während

piratical - piratenhaft

papa - der Papa

Let not his mode of raising cash seem strange,

Although he fleeced the flags of every nation,

fleeced - geschröpft; Vlies

For into a prime minister but change

His title, and 'tis nothing but taxation;

taxation - Besteuerung

But he, more modest, took an humbler range

humbler - bescheidener; demütiger

Of life, and in an honester vocation

vocation - Berufung; Beruf

Pursued o'er the high seas his watery journey,

And merely practised as a sea-attorney.

The good old gentleman had been detain'd

By winds and waves, and some important captures;

And, in the hope of more, at sea remain'd,

Although a squall or two had damp'd his raptures,

raptures - Ekstase, Taumel, Verzückung, Entzücken

By swamping one of the prizes; he had chain'd

swamping - Überschwemmung; Sumpf, Moor

His prisoners, dividing them like chapters

In number'd lots; they all had cuffs and collars,

cuffs - Manschetten; Manschette; Hosenaufschlag, Umschlag (an der Hose)

collars - Kragen, Halskette, Halsband

And averaged each from ten to a hundred dollars.

Some he disposed of off Cape Matapan,

Among his friends the Mainots; some he sold

To his Tunis correspondents, save one man

Tunis - Tunis

correspondents - Korrespondenten; Korrespondent, Korrespondentin

Toss'd overboard unsaleable (being old);

The rest"save here and there some richer one,

Reserved for future ransom"in the hold

ransom - Lösegeld; (mit Lösegeld) freikaufen, auslösen, loskaufen

Were link'd alike, as for the common people he

Had a large order from the Dey of Tripoli.

Tripoli - Tripolis

The merchandise was served in the same way,

merchandise - Waren; Handelsware, Ware; handeln, Handel treiben

Pieced out for different marts in the Levant;

Levant - Levante

Except some certain portions of the prey,

Light classic articles of female want,

French stuffs, lace, tweezers, toothpicks, teapot, tray,

tweezers - Pinzette

toothpicks - Zahnstocher

teapot - Teekanne

tray - Tablett, Servierbrett

Guitars and castanets from Alicant,

castanets - Kastagnette, Kastagnette-p

All which selected from the spoil he gathers,

Robb'd for his daughter by the best of fathers.

A monkey, a Dutch mastiff, a mackaw,

Dutch - niederländisch, holländisch, Niederländisch, Holländisch

mastiff - Dogge

Two parrots, with a Persian cat and kittens,

parrots - Papageien; Papagei, nachplappern

Persian - persisch; Perser

kittens - Kätzchen

He chose from several animals he saw"

A terrier, too, which once had been a Briton's,

terrier - Terrier; (terry) Terrier

Briton - Britannier, Brite, Britin

Who dying on the coast of Ithaca,

The peasants gave the poor dumb thing a pittance;

peasants - Landwirte; arm

pittance - ein Almosen; Hungerlohn; Almosen

These to secure in this strong blowing weather,

He caged in one huge hamper altogether.

caged - in einem Käfig; Käfig

hamper - stören, behindern, hemmen, hindern; Geschenkkorb

Then having settled his marine affairs,

marine - See

Despatching single cruisers here and there,

despatching - Versenden; Tötung

cruisers - Kreuzfahrtschiffe; Kreuzer, Kreuzer, Streifenwagen

His vessel having need of some repairs,

He shaped his course to where his daughter fair

Continued still her hospitable cares;

hospitable - gastfreundlich, gastfrei

But that part of the coast being shoal and bare,

shoal - Schwarm; Schar, Untiefe

And rough with reefs which ran out many a mile,

reefs - Riffe; Segel reffen; Riff

His port lay on the other side o'the isle.

And there he went ashore without delay,

ashore - an Land; zu Lande, am Land, an die Küste

Having no custom-house nor quarantine

custom-house - (custom-house) Zollhaus

quarantine - Quarantäne; unter Quarantäne stellen

To ask him awkward questions on the way

About the time and place where he had been:

He left his ship to be hove down next day,

With orders to the people to careen;

careen - rasen; kielholen; krängen; schlingern

So that all hands were busy beyond measure,

In getting out goods, ballast, guns, and treasure.

ballast - Ballast; Bettung, Schotter, beschottern

Arriving at the summit of a hill

Which overlook'd the white walls of his home,

overlook - Übersicht, Überblick, bemerken

He stopp'd."What singular emotions fill

singular - einzeln; einzigartig; ungewöhnlich; singularisch; singulär; Einzahl

Their bosoms who have been induced to roam!

induced - veranlasst; dazu bringen, anstacheln, bewirken, verursachen

With fluttering doubts if all be well or ill"

fluttering - Flatterhaft; flattern, wedeln

With love for many, and with fears for some;

All feelings which o'erleap the years long lost,

And bring our hearts back to their starting-post.

The approach of home to husbands and to sires,

After long travelling by land or water,

Most naturally some small doubt inspires"

A female family 's a serious matter

(None trusts the sex more, or so much admires"

But they hate flattery, so I never flatter);

Wives in their husbands'absences grow subtler,

absences - Abwesenheiten; Abwesenheit, Absenz, Abwesenheit, Fehlen

subtler - subtiler; subtil, fast unmerklich, haarfein, dezent, feinsinnig

And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.

butler - Butler

An honest gentleman at his return

May not have the good fortune of Ulysses;

Not all lone matrons for their husbands mourn,

mourn - trauern

Or show the same dislike to suitors'kisses;

The odds are that he finds a handsome urn

urn - Urne

To his memory"and two or three young misses

Born to some friend, who holds his wife and riches,"

And that his Argus"bites him by the breeches.

If single, probably his plighted fair

Has in his absence wedded some rich miser;

But all the better, for the happy pair

May quarrel, and the lady growing wiser,

He may resume his amatory care

As cavalier servente, or despise her;

And that his sorrow may not be a dumb one,

Write odes on the Inconstancy of Woman.

odes - Oden; Ode

And oh! ye gentlemen who have already

Some chaste liaison of the kind"I mean

liaison - Kontaktperson; Zusammenarbeit, Verbindung, Liaison, Liebschaft

An honest friendship with a married lady"

The only thing of this sort ever seen

To last"of all connections the most steady,

And the true Hymen (the first 's but a screen)"

hymen - Hymen, Jungfernhäutchen

Yet for all that keep not too long away,

I've known the absent wrong'd four times a day.

absent - (absent-minded) abwesend, geistesabwesend, unaufmerksam

Lambro, our sea-solicitor, who had

solicitor - Anwältin; Solicitor, checkRechtsanwalt

Much less experience of dry land than ocean,

On seeing his own chimney-smoke, felt glad;

But not knowing metaphysics, had no notion

Of the true reason of his not being sad,

Or that of any other strong emotion;

He loved his child, and would have wept the loss of her,

But knew the cause no more than a philosopher.

He saw his white walls shining in the sun,

His garden trees all shadowy and green;

He heard his rivulet's light bubbling run,

rivulet - Rinnsal; Flüsschen, Bächlein

The distant dog-bark; and perceived between

The umbrage of the wood so cool and dun

umbrage - Anstoß, Schatten

The moving figures, and the sparkling sheen

sheen - glänzen; Glanz

Of arms (in the East all arm)"and various dyes

dyes - Farbstoffe; färben (Haar, Stoff)

Of colour'd garbs, as bright as butterflies.

garbs - Gewänder; Tracht, Gewand

butterflies - Schmetterlinge; Schmetterling, qualifieroetic

And as the spot where they appear he nears,

Surprised at these unwonted signs of idling,

unwonted - ungewohnt

idling - faulenzend, Leerlauf; (idle) faulenzend, Leerlauf

He hears"alas! no music of the spheres,

spheres - Sphären; Kugel, Kugel, Sphäre, Bereich

But an unhallow'd, earthly sound of fiddling!

fiddling - Tüftelei; Schiffsgeländer

A melody which made him doubt his ears,

The cause being past his guessing or unriddling;

unriddling - enträtseln

A pipe, too, and a drum, and shortly after,

A most unoriental roar of laughter.

unoriental - unorientalisch

And still more nearly to the place advancing,

Descending rather quickly the declivity,

descending - absteigend; absteigen, niedergehen, herunterkommen, herabsteigen

declivity - Deklination; Abhang

Through the waved branches o'er the greensward glancing,

greensward - Grünfläche; Rasen, Grasnarbe

'Midst other indications of festivity,

midst - mittendrin; Mitten, Mitte, inmitten

festivity - Fest, Festlichkeit

Seeing a troop of his domestics dancing

Like dervises, who turn as on a pivot, he

dervises - Derwische

pivot - sich drehen, schwenken;etwas kreiseln lassen;Achse , Drehzapfen , Drehpunkt

Perceived it was the Pyrrhic dance so martial,

Pyrrhic - Ein Pyrrhussieg; pyrrhisch

To which the Levantines are very partial.

Levantines - Levantiner; levantinisch, morgenländisch

And further on a group of Grecian girls,

The first and tallest her white kerchief waving,

kerchief - Halstuch; Kopftuch

Were strung together like a row of pearls,

Row - Rudern; Reihe, Zeile

pearls - Perlen; Perle, Perl

Link'd hand in hand, and dancing; each too having

Down her white neck long floating auburn curls

(The least of which would set ten poets raving);

raving - (rave) wüten, toben, rasen; (rave) (rave) wüten, toben, rasen

Their leader sang"and bounded to her song,

With choral step and voice, the virgin throng.

choral - chorisch; Chor-

throng - Menschengewühl, Gedränge, Menschenmenge, Schwarm

And here, assembled cross-legg'd round their trays,

assembled - montiert; zusammensetzen, versammeln, versammeln

trays - Tabletts; Tablett, Servierbrett

Small social parties just begun to dine;

Pilaus and meats of all sorts met the gaze,

And flasks of Samian and of Chian wine,

And sherbet cooling in the porous vase;

porous - porös

vase - Vase

Above them their dessert grew on its vine,

dessert - Nachtisch, Nachspeise, Dessert

vine - Rebe; Kletterpflanze, Ranke

The orange and pomegranate nodding o'er

pomegranate - Granatapfel, Grenadine

nodding - schlafend, nickend; (nod); nicken; einnicken; Kopfnicken

Dropp'd in their laps, scarce pluck'd, their mellow store.

laps - Runden; (lap) Runden

A band of children, round a snow-white ram,

ram - RAM

There wreathe his venerable horns with flowers;

wreathe - kränzen; winden

venerable - ehrwürdig, geschätzt, respektabel, verehrenswert

horns - Hörner; Horn

While peaceful as if still an unwean'd lamb,

lamb - Lamm, Lammfleisch

The patriarch of the flock all gently cowers

patriarch - Patriarch, Erzvater

flock - Schwarm; (to flock together) sich rotten, sich zusammenrotten

cowers - feige; hocken, kauern

His sober head, majestically tame,

majestically - majestätisch

tame - zahm, friedlich

Or eats from out the palm, or playful lowers

playful - spielerisch; verspielt

lowers - unterlegen; niedriger, niedrigerer

His brow, as if in act to butt, and then

Yielding to their small hands, draws back again.

yielding - nachgeben; (yield) hervorbringen, er/sie hat/hatte ergeben

Their classical profiles, and glittering dresses,

Their large black eyes, and soft seraphic cheeks,

seraphic - seraphisch

Crimson as cleft pomegranates, their long tresses,

crimson - Karmesinrot; Purpur, Purpurrot, Karmesin, purpurn

cleft - gespalten; zerklüftet, Kluft, Riss, kleben

pomegranates - Granatäpfel; Granatapfel, Grenadine, Granatapfel, Grenadine

The gesture which enchants, the eye that speaks,

enchants - verzaubert; verzaubern, verzaubern

The innocence which happy childhood blesses,

blesses - segnet; selig preisen

Made quite a picture of these little Greeks;

Greeks - Griechen; griechisch, Griechisch

So that the philosophical beholder

philosophical - philosophisch

beholder - Betrachter, Beobachter

Sigh'd for their sakes"that they should e'er grow older.

sakes - (for your sake) deinetwegen, euretwegen, Ihretwegen, dir zuliebe

Afar, a dwarf buffoon stood telling tales

afar - in der Ferne; Afar, Danakil

dwarf - Zwerg, Zwergin, Zwergstern

buffoon - Possenreißer; Hanswurst, Kasper, Narr, Närrin, kaspern

To a sedate grey circle of old smokers,

sedate - sediert; sedieren; ruhig stellen

smokers - Raucher, Raucherin, Räucherofen

Of secret treasures found in hidden vales,

vales - Tal

Of wonderful replies from Arab jokers,

jokers - Scherzkekse; Spaßvogel, Joker, Jolly

Of charms to make good gold and cure bad ails,

ails - Krankheiten; plagen, kränkeln, kränklich sein

Of rocks bewitch'd that open to the knockers,

bewitch - verzaubern; verhexen

Of magic ladies who, by one sole act,

Transform'd their lords to beasts (but that 's a fact).

beasts - Biester; Tier

Here was no lack of innocent diversion

diversion - Ablenkung, Ablenkungsmanöver, Unterhaltung

For the imagination or the senses,

Song, dance, wine, music, stories from the Persian,

All pretty pastimes in which No offence is;

pastimes - Zeitvertreib

No offence - Nichts für ungut!

But Lambro saw all these things with aversion,

Perceiving in his absence such expenses,

Dreading that climax of all human ills,

dreading - schaudern, grauen, gruseln, grausen

climax - Höhepunkt, Orgasmus

The inflammation of his weekly bills.

inflammation - Entzündung

Ah! what is man? what perils still environ

environ - Umwelt; umgeben

The happiest mortals even after dinner"

A day of gold from out an age of iron

Is all that life allows the luckiest sinner;

sinner - Sünder, Sünderin

Pleasure (whene'er she sings, at least) 's a siren,

siren - Sirene

That lures, to flay alive, the young beginner;

lures - ködern; Köder

flay - schälen; schinden; abbalgen

beginner - Anfänger, Anfängerin, Neuling

Lambro's reception at his people's banquet

banquet - Festmahl, Bankett, Gastmahl, Festessen

Was such as fire accords to a wet blanket.

accords - Abkommen; Übereinstimmung, Einvernehmen

He"being a man who seldom used a word

Too much, and wishing gladly to surprise

gladly - gerne; gern

(In general he surprised men with the sword)

His daughter"had not sent before to advise

Of his arrival, so that no one stirr'd;

And long he paused to re-assure his eyes

In fact much more astonish'd than delighted,

astonish - in Erstaunen versetzen; erstaunen

To find so much good company invited.

He did not know (alas! how men will lie)

That a report (especially the Greeks)

Avouch'd his death (such people never die),

Avouch - garantieren; einstehen

And put his house in mourning several weeks,"

But now their eyes and also lips were dry;

The bloom, too, had return'd to Haidee's cheeks,

bloom - blühen; Blüte, Blütenpracht, Duft

Her tears, too, being return'd into their fount,

fount - Quelle

She now kept house upon her own account.

kept house - gewirtschaftet

Hence all this rice, meat, dancing, wine, and fiddling,

Which turn'd the isle into a place of pleasure;

The servants all were getting drunk or idling,

A life which made them happy beyond measure.

Her father's hospitality seem'd middling,

hospitality - Gastfreundlichkeit, Gastfreundschaft, Gastlichkeit, Gastgewerbe

Compared with what Haidee did with his treasure;

'Twas wonderful how things went on improving,

While she had not one hour to spare from loving.

Perhaps you think in stumbling on this feast

stumbling - Stolpern

feast - Festessen; Fest, Festgelage; feiern

He flew into a passion, and in fact

There was no mighty reason to be pleased;

Perhaps you prophesy some sudden act,

prophesy - prophezeien

The whip, the rack, or dungeon at the least,

whip - Peitsche, Knute, Zagel, peitschen, auspeitschen

dungeon - Verlies, Kerker, Donjon

To teach his people to be more exact,

more exact - genauere

And that, proceeding at a very high rate,

He show'd the royal penchants of a pirate.

penchants - Bedürfnisse; Vorliebe, Hang, Neigung

pirate - Pirat, Seeräuber, Korsar, Raubkopierer, raubkopieren

You're wrong."He was the mildest manner'd man

That ever scuttled ship or cut a throat:

scuttled - versenkt; ruinieren; Lüftungsblech (am Auto)

With such true breeding of a gentleman,

You never could divine his real thought;

No courtier could, and scarcely woman can

courtier - Höfling; Schmeichler

Gird more deceit within a petticoat;

gird - gürten

deceit - Betrügerei, Betrug, Täuschung, Falschheit

Pity he loved adventurous life's variety,

adventurous life - Abenteuerleben

He was so great a loss to good society.

Advancing to the nearest dinner tray,

Tapping the shoulder of the nighest guest,

nighest - nächtesten; nahe, nah bei, beinahe, nahezu

With a peculiar smile, which, by the way,

peculiar - eigentümlich; merkwürdig, seltsam

Boded no good, whatever it express'd,

boded - prophezeien

He ask'd the meaning of this holiday;

The vinous Greek to whom he had address'd

vinous - weinig

His question, much too merry to divine

The questioner, fill'd up a glass of wine,

questioner - Fragesteller, Frager

And without turning his facetious head,

facetious - scherzhaft

Over his shoulder, with a Bacchant air,

Presented the o'erflowing cup, and said,

'Talking 's dry work, I have no time to spare.'

A second hiccup'd, 'Our old master 's dead,

hiccup - Schluckauf; kleiner Rückschlag, kleines Problem, hicksen

You'd better ask our mistress who 's his heir.'

heir - Erbe, Erbin, Thronerbe

'Our mistress!'quoth a third: 'Our mistress!"pooh!-

quoth - Was sagt er

You mean our master"not the old, but new.'

These rascals, being new comers, knew not whom

They thus address'd"and Lambro's visage fell"

visage - Gesicht

And o'er his eye a momentary gloom

momentary - Momentan

gloom - Finsternis; Düsternis, Dunkelheit, Trübnis, Schwermut

Pass'd, but he strove quite courteously to quell

courteously - höfliche

The expression, and endeavouring to resume

endeavouring - anstreben; sich nach Kräften bemühen; Bestrebung

His smile, requested one of them to tell

The name and quality of his new patron,

patron - Schirmherr, Patron, Mäzen, Kunde, Inhaber, Stammkunde

Who seem'd to have turn'd Haidee into a matron.

'I know not,'quoth the fellow, 'who or what

He is, nor whence he came"and little care;

But this I know, that this roast capon 's fat,

capon - Kapaun

And that good wine ne'er wash'd down better fare;

And if you are not satisfied with that,

Direct your questions to my neighbour there;

He'll answer all for better or for worse,

For none likes more to hear himself converse.'

converse - Umkehrung, umgekehrt, Gegenteil

I said that Lambro was a man of patience,

And certainly he show'd the best of breeding,

Which scarce even France, the paragon of nations,

E'er saw her most polite of sons exceeding;

most polite - höflichste

He bore these sneers against his near relations,

sneers - spöttisch; Spott; grinsen, spötteln

His own anxiety, his heart, too, bleeding,

The insults, too, of every servile glutton,

insults - Beleidigungen; beleidigen, Beleidigung, Kränkung, Verletzung

servile - sklavisch, unterwürfig, servil, hündisch

glutton - Vielfraß, Nimmersatt, Völler, Unersättlicher, Unersättliche

Who all the time was eating up his mutton.

eating up - aufessend

Now in a person used to much command"

To bid men come, and go, and come again"

To see his orders done, too, out of hand"

Whether the word was death, or but the chain"

It may seem strange to find his manners bland;

Yet such things are, which I can not explain,

Though doubtless he who can command himself

Is good to govern"almost as a Guelf.

Not that he was not sometimes rash or so,

rash - Hautausschlag, voreilig, Ausschlag

But never in his real and serious mood;

Then calm, concentrated, and still, and slow,

He lay coil'd like the boa in the wood;

boa - Boa

With him it never was a word and blow,

His angry word once o'er, he shed no blood,

But in his silence there was much to rue,

rue - bereuen

And his one blow left little work for two.

He ask'd no further questions, and proceeded

On to the house, but by a private way,

So that the few who met him hardly heeded,

heeded - beachtet; beherzigen, beachten

So little they expected him that day;

If love paternal in his bosom pleaded

paternal - väterlicherseits

pleaded - plädiert; plädieren, bekennen, (dringend) bitten, anflehen

For Haidee's sake, is more than I can say,

But certainly to one deem'd dead, returning,

This revel seem'd a curious mode of mourning.

If all the dead could now return to life

(Which God forbid!) or some, or a great many,

For instance, if a husband or his wife

(Nuptial examples are as good as any),

No doubt whate'er might be their former strife,

The present weather would be much more rainy"

rainy - regnerisch

Tears shed into the grave of the connection

Would share most probably its resurrection.

He enter'd in the house no more his home,

A thing to human feelings the most trying,

And harder for the heart to overcome,

Perhaps, than even the mental pangs of dying;

pangs - Schmerzen; Stechen, Schmerz

To find our hearthstone turn'd into a tomb,

hearthstone - Kaminplatte

And round its once warm precincts palely lying

precincts - Bezirke; umschlossener Bezirk, Einkaufsfußgängerzone

palely - blasse

The ashes of our hopes, is a deep grief,

ashes - Esche, Asche

Beyond a single gentleman's belief.

He enter'd in the house"his home no more,

For without hearts there is no home; and felt

The solitude of passing his own door

Without a welcome; there he long had dwelt,

dwelt - wohnte; leben, verbleiben, wohnen, verweilen

There his few peaceful days Time had swept o'er,

There his worn bosom and keen eye would melt

Over the innocence of that sweet child,

His only shrine of feelings undefiled.

undefiled - unbefleckt

He was a man of a strange temperament,

temperament - Temperament, Charakter, Veranlagung, Stimmung

Of mild demeanour though of savage mood,

demeanour - Auftreten; Benehmen, Verhalten

Moderate in all his habits, and content

content - Inhalt; (to be content with) sich mit etwas begnügen

With temperance in pleasure, as in food,

temperance - Mäßigung, Enthaltsamkeit, Mäßigkeit im Alkoholgenuss, Temperenz

Quick to perceive, and strong to bear, and meant

For something better, if not wholly good;

His country's wrongs and his despair to save her

Had stung him from a slave to an enslaver.

stung - gestochen; Stachel, brennender Schmerz

enslaver - Sklavenhalter

The love of power, and rapid gain of gold,

The hardness by long habitude produced,

hardness - Härte

habitude - Gewohnheit; Veranlagung

The dangerous life in which he had grown old,

grown old - gealtert

The mercy he had granted oft abused,

The sights he was accustom'd to behold,

accustom - gewöhnen; gewöhnen

The wild seas, and wild men with whom he cruised,

Had cost his enemies a long repentance,

repentance - Reue

And made him a good friend, but bad acquaintance.

But something of the spirit of old Greece

Greece - Griechenland

Flash'd o'er his soul a few heroic rays,

Such as lit onward to the Golden Fleece

onward - vorwärts

fleece - Vlies; Fell; Fleece; Fleecejacke; abziehen, ausnehmen, betrügen

His predecessors in the Colchian days;

predecessors - Vorgängerinnen und Vorgänger; Vorgänger, Vorgängerin, Vorläufer

Colchian - Kolchisch

T is true he had no ardent love for peace"

ardent - leidenschaftlich; feurig

Alas! his country show'd no path to praise:

Hate to the world and war with every nation

He waged, in vengeance of her degradation.

vengeance - Rache, Vergeltung

degradation - Verschlechterung; Degradierung

Still o'er his mind the influence of the clime

Shed its Ionian elegance, which show'd

elegance - Eleganz

Its power unconsciously full many a time,"

A taste seen in the choice of his abode,

A love of music and of scenes sublime,

A pleasure in the gentle stream that flow'd

Past him in crystal, and a joy in flowers,

crystal - Kristall; Kristallglas, Kristall (neuter, not masculine)

Bedew'd his spirit in his calmer hours.

Bedew - betau

But whatsoe'er he had of love reposed

On that beloved daughter; she had been

The only thing which kept his heart unclosed

Amidst the savage deeds he had done and seen;

A lonely pure affection unopposed:

unopposed - ohne Gegenwehr

There wanted but the loss of this to wean

His feelings from all milk of human kindness,

human kindness - Menschenliebe

And turn him like the Cyclops mad with blindness.

cyclops - Zyklopen; Zyklop, Kyklop

blindness - Blindheit

The cubless tigress in her jungle raging

cubless - ohne Würfel

tigress - Tigerin, Tigerweibchen

jungle - Urwald, Dschungel

raging - wütend; Fummel, Lumpen, Putzlappen, Unfug

Is dreadful to the shepherd and the flock;

shepherd - Schafhirte; Schäfer, Schafhirt, q

The ocean when its yeasty war is waging

yeasty - hefig

Is awful to the vessel near the rock;

But violent things will sooner bear assuaging,

assuaging - beschwichtigend; lindern, mildern, abschwächen, besänftigen

Their fury being spent by its own shock,

fury - Wut; Furie

Than the stern, single, deep, and wordless ire

wordless - wortlos

Of a strong human heart, and in a sire.

It is a hard although a common case

To find our children running restive"they

restive - unruhig

In whom our brightest days we would retrace,

retrace - nachvollziehen, zurückverfolgen

Our little selves re-form'd in finer clay,

Just as old age is creeping on apace,

And clouds come o'er the sunset of our day,

They kindly leave us, though not quite alone,

But in good company"the gout or stone.

gout - Gicht

Yet a fine family is a fine thing

(Provided they don't come in after dinner);

'Tis beautiful to see a matron bring

Her children up (if nursing them don't thin her);

Like cherubs round an altar-piece they cling

Cherubs - Putten; Cherub, Kerub

altar - Altar

cling - klammern; anschmiegen

To the fire-side (a sight to touch a sinner).

A lady with her daughters or her nieces

Shines like a guinea and seven-shilling pieces.

guinea - Guinea

Old Lambro pass'd unseen a private gate,

unseen - ungesehen; unbesehen, unsichtbar

And stood within his hall at eventide;

eventide - Abendzeit; Lebensabend

Meantime the lady and her lover sate

At wassail in their beauty and their pride:

wassail - Wassertrinken; Glühwein, Glühbier, Glühmost

An ivory inlaid table spread with state

ivory - Elfenbein, Elfenbeinfarbe, elfenbeinern, Elfenbein-

inlaid - eingelegt; Plombe

Before them, and fair slaves on every side;

Gems, gold, and silver, form'd the service mostly,

Mother of pearl and coral the less costly.

pearl - Perle

costly - teuer, kostspielig

The dinner made about a hundred dishes;

Lamb and pistachio nuts"in short, all meats,

pistachio - Pistazienbaum; Pistazie

And saffron soups, and sweetbreads; and the fishes

saffron - Safran; Safranfarbe, Safrangelb, safranfarbig

sweetbreads - Kalbsbries

Were of the finest that e'er flounced in nets,

flounced - gezappelt; stolzieren

Drest to a Sybarite's most pamper'd wishes;

Sybarite - Sybarit; Schlemmer

pamper - verhätscheln; verwöhnen, hätscheln

The beverage was various sherbets

sherbets - Brausebonbons; Sorbet

Of raisin, orange, and pomegranate juice,

raisin - Rosine

squeezed through the rind, which makes it best for use.

squeezed through - durchgezwängt

rind - Schwarte, Rinde

These were ranged round, each in its crystal ewer,

ewer - Krug

And fruits, and date-bread loaves closed the repast,

loaves - Brote; Laib; herumlungern, Zeit verschwenden, trödeln

repast - Mahl, Mahlzeit

And Mocha's berry, from Arabia pure,

Mocha - Mokka; Mokka-

berry - Beere

Arabia - Arabien

In small fine China cups, came in at last;

Gold cups of filigree made to secure

filigree - Filigran

The hand from burning underneath them placed,

underneath - darunter; unten; unterhalb

Cloves, cinnamon, and saffron too were boil'd

cloves - Nelken; Nägelchen (Gewürznelke), Nelke (Gewürz)

cinnamon - Zimtbaum; Zimt, Kaneel

Up with the coffee, which (I think) they spoil'd.

The hangings of the room were tapestry, made

hangings - Erhängen; (to hang) hängen, schweben

tapestry - Wandteppich, Bildteppich, Bildwirkerei, Tapisserie

Of velvet panels, each of different hue,

velvet - Samt

And thick with damask flowers of silk inlaid;

damask - Damast, Damastgewebe

And round them ran a yellow border too;

The upper border, richly wrought, display'd,

richly - reich; wohlhabend

Embroider'd delicately o'er with blue,

embroider - sticken; ausschmücken

Soft Persian sentences, in lilac letters,

lilac - fliederfarben; Flieder, Fliederbusch, Fliederbaum

From poets, or the moralists their betters.

Moralists - Moralisten; Moralist, Moralistin

These Oriental writings on the wall,

writings - Schriftstücke; (write) verfassen

Quite common in those countries, are a kind

Of monitors adapted to recall,

Like skulls at Memphian banquets, to the mind

Memphian - Memphis

banquets - Bankette; Festmahl

The words which shook Belshazzar in his hall,

Belshazzar - Belsazar

And took his kingdom from him: You will find,

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure,

There is no sterner moralist than Pleasure.

sterner - strenger; ernst, Heck

moralist - Moralist, Moralistin

A beauty at the season's close grown hectic,

A genius who has drunk himself to death,

A rake turn'd methodistic, or Eclectic

methodistic - methodistisch

Eclectic - eklektisch, vielseitig, heterogen, verschiedenartig, Eklektiker

(For that 's the name they like to pray beneath)"

But most, an alderman struck apoplectic,

apoplectic - apoplektisch

Are things that really take away the breath,"

And show that late hours, wine, and love are able

To do not much less damage than the table.

Haidee and Juan carpeted their feet

On crimson satin, border'd with pale blue;

satin - Satin, Satinstoff, Satintuch

Their sofa occupied three parts complete

Of the apartment"and appear'd quite new;

The velvet cushions (for a throne more meet)

cushions - Kissen

Were scarlet, from whose glowing centre grew

scarlet - Scharlachrot, Scharlach

A sun emboss'd in gold, whose rays of tissue,

emboss - prägen

Meridian-like, were seen all light to issue.

meridian - Meridian

Crystal and marble, plate and porcelain,

marble - Marmor; Murmel; marmorieren

porcelain - Porzellan

Had done their work of splendour; Indian mats

splendour - Pracht; Brillanz

Indian - indisch, indianisch, Inder, Inderin, Indianer, Indianerin

mats - Matten; Matte

And Persian carpets, which the heart bled to stain,

Over the floors were spread; gazelles and cats,

Gazelles - Gazellen; Gazelle

And dwarfs and blacks, and such like things, that gain

dwarfs - Zwerg, Zwergin, Zwerg, Zwergin, Zwerg, Zwerg, Zwergstern, Zwerg

Their bread as ministers and favourites (that 's

To say, by degradation) mingled there

mingled - vermengt; vermischen, vermengen, untermischen

As plentiful as in a court, or fair.

There was no want of lofty mirrors, and

lofty - erhaben; hoch

The tables, most of ebony inlaid

ebony - Ebenholz; Ebenholz

With mother of pearl or ivory, stood at hand,

Or were of tortoise-shell or rare woods made,

tortoise-shell - (tortoise-shell) Schildpatt

Fretted with gold or silver:"by command,

fretted - beunruhigt; sich grämen

The greater part of these were ready spread

With viands and sherbets in ice"and wine"

Kept for all comers at all hours to dine.

Of all the dresses I select Haidee's:

She wore two jelicks"one was of pale yellow;

pale yellow - hellgelb, weißgelb

Of azure, pink, and white was her chemise"

chemise - Unterhemd; Nachthemd

'Neath which her breast heaved like a little billow;

With buttons form'd of pearls as large as peas,

peas - Erbsen; (pea) Erbsen

All gold and crimson shone her jelick's fellow,

And the striped white gauze baracan that bound her,

striped - gestreift; Streifen

gauze - Gaze, Mullbinde

Like fleecy clouds about the moon, flow'd round her.

fleecy - flauschig; wollig

One large gold bracelet clasp'd each lovely arm,

bracelet - Armband

Lockless"so pliable from the pure gold

Lockless - ohne Schloss

pliable - biegsam, geschmeidig

That the hand stretch'd and shut it without harm,

The limb which it adorn'd its only mould;

So beautiful"its very shape would charm;

And, clinging as if loath to lose its hold,

clinging - anhaftend; anschmiegen

loath - verabscheuen; abgeneigt

The purest ore enclosed the whitest skin

ore - Erz

enclosed - eingeschlossen; beifügen, einschliessen

That e'er by precious metal was held in.

precious metal - Edelmetall

Around, as princess of her father's land,

A like gold bar above her instep roll'd

gold bar - Goldbarren

instep - Spann, Fußrücken, Rist, Fußspann

Announced her rank; twelve rings were on her hand;

rings - Ringe; Ring, Kreis

Her hair was starr'd with gems; her veil's fine fold

Below her breast was fasten'd with a band

Of lavish pearls, whose worth could scarce be told;

lavish - freigiebig, verschwenderisch, überreich, üppig, verschleudern

Her orange silk full Turkish trousers furl'd

Turkish trousers - Pluderhose , Pluderhosen

Furl - aufrollen, bergen, einrollen

About the prettiest ankle in the world.

Her hair's long auburn waves down to her heel

Flow'd like an Alpine torrent which the sun

Dyes with his morning light,"and would conceal

Her person if allow'd at large to run,

And still they seem resentfully to feel

resentfully - nachtragend

The silken fillet's curb, and sought to shun

silken - seidig; seiden

fillet - Filet; Haarband, Haargummi, Stirnband, Streifen

shun - aus dem Weg gehen, ausweichen, meiden, scheuen

Their bonds whene'er some Zephyr caught began

zephyr - Zephir

To offer his young pinion as her fan.

pinion - Getrieberad, Ritzel

Round her she made an atmosphere of life,

The very air seem'd lighter from her eyes,

They were so soft and beautiful, and rife

rife - weit verbreitet

With all we can imagine of the skies,

And pure as Psyche ere she grew a wife"

Psyche - Psyche

Too pure even for the purest human ties;

Her overpowering presence made you feel

It would not be idolatry to kneel.

idolatry - Götzenanbetung; Abgötterei, Götzendienerei, Götzendienst

kneel - knien

Her eyelashes, though dark as night, were tinged

eyelashes - Wimpern; Wimper, Augenwimper

tinged - gefärbt; klingeln

(It is the country's custom), but in vain;

For those large black eyes were so blackly fringed,

blackly - gemein, niedrig, roh, schwarz

fringed - ausgefranst; Franse, Saum, Einfassung, Rand, Peripherie

The glossy rebels mock'd the jetty stain,

rebels - Rebellen; Rebell; auflehnen, aufbäumen

Mock - Spott; Nachahmung, Imitation, Parodie, Veralberung, Prototyp

jetty - Steg; Pier, Landungsbrücke

And in their native beauty stood avenged:

avenged - gerächt; rächen, ahnden

Her nails were touch'd with henna; but again

henna - Henna

The power of art was turn'd to nothing, for

They could not look more rosy than before.

The henna should be deeply dyed to make

The skin relieved appear more fairly fair;

She had no need of this, day ne'er will break

On mountain tops more heavenly white than her:

more heavenly - himmlischere

The eye might doubt if it were well awake,

She was so like a vision; I might err,

But Shakspeare also says, 'tis very silly

'To gild refined gold, or paint the lily'

gild - vergolden

refined - verfeinert; verfeinern

Juan had on a shawl of black and gold,

shawl - Umschlagtuch; Schal

But a white baracan, and so transparent

The sparkling gems beneath you might behold,

Like small stars through the milky way apparent;

Milky - milchig

His turban, furl'd in many a graceful fold,

An emerald aigrette with Haidee's hair in 't

emerald - Smaragd; Smaragdgrün, smaragdfarben

Surmounted as its clasp"a glowing crescent,

surmounted - Überwunden; überwinden

Whose rays shone ever trembling, but incessant.

incessant - ständig, unablässig, unaufhörlich

And now they were diverted by their suite,

diverted - umgelenkt; umlenken, umleiten, ablenken, unterhalten

Dwarfs, dancing girls, black eunuchs, and a poet,

eunuchs - Eunuchen; Eunuch, weiblicher Eunuch, Kastrat, Eunuch

Which made their new establishment complete;

establishment - Einrichtung; Verankerung (von Rechten), Feststellung

The last was of great fame, and liked to show it:

His verses rarely wanted their due feet;

And for his theme"he seldom sung below it,

He being paid to satirize or flatter,

satirize - persiflieren; satirisieren, verspotten, verhöhnen

As the psalm says, 'inditing a good matter.'

psalm - Psalm

inditing - Eintragung; abfassen

He praised the present, and abused the past,

Reversing the good custom of old days,

reversing - Rückwärtsfahren; umkehrend, Umsteuerung

An Eastern anti-jacobin at last

anti - gegen; anti

Jacobin - Jakobiner; Perückentaube, Perückentauber, Perückentäuber

He turn'd, preferring pudding to no praise"

pudding - Blutwurst; Pudding; Pudding (1; 2; 4) checkAuflauf

For some few years his lot had been o'ercast

By his seeming independent in his lays,

But now he sung the Sultan and the Pacha

With truth like Southey, and with verse like Crashaw.

He was a man who had seen many changes,

And always changed as true as any needle;

His polar star being one which rather ranges,

polar star - Polarstern

And not the fix'd"he knew the way to wheedle:

wheedle - überreden, beschwatzen, umschmeicheln

So vile he 'scaped the doom which oft avenges;

doom - Bann; Urteil, Verbannung, Strafe, Untergang, Tod, Schicksal

avenges - rächt; rächen, ahnden

And being fluent (save indeed when fee'd ill),

fluent - fließend, flüssig

He lied with such a fervour of intention"

lied - gelegt, Kunstlied, gelogen

fervour - Inbrunst; Glut; Eifer

There was no doubt he earn'd his laureate pension.

pension - Rente; Pension; in den Ruhestand versetzen

But he had genius,"when a turncoat has it,

Turncoat - Verräter; Überläufer, Überläuferin

The 'Vates irritabilis'takes care

That without notice few full moons shall pass it;

Even good men like to make the public stare:"

But to my subject"let me see"what was it?-

O!"the third canto"and the pretty pair"

Their loves, and feasts, and house, and dress, and mode

feasts - Feste; Fest, Festgelage; feiern

Of living in their insular abode.

insular - inselartig; Insel

Their poet, a sad trimmer, but no less

In company a very pleasant fellow,

Had been the favourite of full many a mess

Of men, and made them speeches when half mellow;

And though his meaning they could rarely guess,

Yet still they deign'd to hiccup or to bellow

bellow - Balg; brüllen, röhren, grölen

The glorious meed of popular applause,

applause - Applaus, Beifall

Of which the first ne'er knows the second cause.

But now being lifted into high society,

And having pick'd up several odds and ends

Of free thoughts in his travels for variety,

He deem'd, being in a lone isle, among friends,

That, without any danger of a riot, he

Might for long lying make himself amends;

amends - Wiedergutmachung; verbessern, ausbessern, verbessern

And, singing as he sung in his warm youth,

Agree to a short armistice with truth.

Armistice - Waffenstillstand

He had travell'd 'mongst the Arabs, Turks, and Franks,

Turks - Türken; Türke, Türkin

Franks - freimütig, offen

And knew the self-loves of the different nations;

And having lived with people of all ranks,

Had something ready upon most occasions"

Which got him a few presents and some thanks.

He varied with some skill his adulations;

adulations - Schmeicheleien; Lobhudelei, Vergötterung

To 'do at Rome as Romans do,'a piece

Rome - Rom

Romans - Die Römer; Römer; röm. römisch, römisch

Of conduct was which he observed in Greece.

Thus, usually, when he was ask'd to sing,

He gave the different nations something national;

'Twas all the same to him"'God save the king,'

Or 'Ca ira,'according to the fashion all:

ca - US-Bundesstaat; ca. circa, ungefähr, etwa

His muse made increment of any thing,

increment - Erhöhung, Zunahme, Zuwachs, Inkrement

From the high lyric down to the low rational:

rational - vernünftig

If Pindar sang horse-races, what should hinder

hinder - behindern, aufhalten, hindern; (hind) behindern, aufhalten

Himself from being as pliable as Pindar?

In France, for instance, he would write a chanson;

chanson - Chanson

In England a six canto quarto tale;

In Spain, he'd make a ballad or romance on

ballad - Ballade

The last war"much the same in Portugal;

In Germany, the Pegasus he'd prance on

prance - tänzeln; herumhüpfen, rumhüpfen, paradieren, rumtanzen

Would be old Goethe's (see what says De Stael);

Goethe - Goethe

In Italy he'd ape the 'Trecentisti;'

ape - nachäffen, Affe

In Greece, he sing some sort of hymn like this t'ye:

The isles of Greece, the Isles of Greece!

Where burning Sappho loved and sung,

Where grew the arts of war and peace,

Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung!

Eternal summer gilds them yet,

gilds - Gilden; vergolden

But all, except their sun, is set.

The Scian and the Teian muse,

The hero's harp, the lover's lute,

harp - Harfe; auf (etwas) herumreiten

lute - Kitt, Laute

Have found the fame your shores refuse;

Their place of birth alone is mute

mute - stumm; sprachlos; abdämpfen, dämpfen

To sounds which echo further west

Than your sires''Islands of the Blest.'

The mountains look on Marathon"

And Marathon looks on the sea;

And musing there an hour alone,

musing - sinnend, grübelnd, nachgrübelnd, nachsinnend; (mus); sinnend

I dream'd that Greece might still be free;

For standing on the Persians'grave,

Persians - persisch; Perser

I could not deem myself a slave.

A king sate on the rocky brow

Which looks o'er sea-born Salamis;

Salamis - Salami

And ships, by thousands, lay below,

And men in nations;"all were his!

He counted them at break of day"

And when the sun set where were they?

And where are they? and where art thou,

My country? On thy voiceless shore

The heroic lay is tuneless now"

tuneless - klanglos, unmelodisch

The heroic bosom beats no more!

And must thy lyre, so long divine,

Degenerate into hands like mine?

degenerate - entartet; widernatürlich, dekadent, degeneriert, Asozialer

'Tis something, in the dearth of fame,

dearth - Hungersnot; Mangel, Knappheit

Though link'd among a fetter'd race,

fetter - fesseln; Fessel; q

To feel at least a patriot's shame,

patriot - Patriot, Patriotin, Vaterlandsfreund, Vaterlandsfreundin

Even as I sing, suffuse my face;

suffuse - durchdringen; überziehen, bedecken, durchfluten, erfüllen

For what is left the poet here?

For Greeks a blush"for Greece a tear.

Must we but weep o'er days more blest?

Must we but blush?"Our fathers bled.

Earth! render back from out thy breast

A remnant of our Spartan dead!

remnant - Rest, Überbleibsel, Relikt, Überrest, Restposten

Of the three hundred grant but three,

To make a new Thermopylae!

Thermopylae - Thermopylen

What, silent still? and silent all?

Ah! no;"the voices of the dead

Sound like a distant torrent's fall,

And answer, 'Let one living head,

But one arise,"we come, we come!'

'Tis but the living who are dumb.

In vain"in vain: strike other chords;

chords - Akkorde; Akkord, Sehne, Profilsehne, Tastenkombination

Fill high the cup with Samian wine!

Leave battles to the Turkish hordes,

hordes - Horden; Horde, Horde

And shed the blood of Scio's vine!

Hark! rising to the ignoble call"

Hark - Hört ihr; horchen

ignoble - unanständig; unedel, gemein

How answers each bold Bacchanal!

You have the Pyrrhic dance as yet,

Where is the Pyrrhic phalanx gone?

phalanx - Phalanx; Fingerglied, oe bone

Of two such lessons, why forget

The nobler and the manlier one?

nobler - edler; Adeliger, Adliger, Adelige, Adlige, Aristokrat

manlier - männlicher; männlich

You have the letters Cadmus gave"

Think ye he meant them for a slave?

Fill high the bowl with Samian wine!

We will not think of themes like these!

It made Anacreon's song divine:

He served"but served Polycrates"

A tyrant; but our masters then

Were still, at least, our countrymen.

countrymen - Landsmänner; Landsmann, Landsmännin, Landsmann, Landsmännin

The tyrant of the Chersonese

Was freedom's best and bravest friend;

That tyrant was Miltiades!

O! that the present hour would lend

Another despot of the kind!

despot - Despot, Despotin

Such chains as his were sure to bind.

Fill high the bowl with Samian wine!

On Suli's rock, and Parga's shore,

Exists the remnant of a line

Such as the Doric mothers bore;

Doric - Dorisch, Dorismus

And there, perhaps, some seed is sown,

sown - gesät; Sau; aussäen

The Heracleidan blood might own.

Trust not for freedom to the Franks"

They have a king who buys and sells;

In native swords, and native ranks,

The only hope of courage dwells;

But Turkish force, and Latin fraud,

Would break your shield, however broad.

shield - Schild, abgeschirmt, Abschirmung; abschirmen

Fill high the bowl with Samian wine!

Our virgins dance beneath the shade"

I see their glorious black eyes shine;

But gazing on each glowing maid,

My own the burning tear-drop laves,

laves - waschen

To think such breasts must suckle slaves

suckle - stillen; säugen

Place me on Sunium's marbled steep,

marbled - marmoriert; Marmor, Murmel, marmorieren

Where nothing, save the waves and I,

May hear our mutual murmurs sweep;

murmurs - murmelt; Rauschen

There, swan-like, let me sing and die:

swan - Schwan

A land of slaves shall ne'er be mine"

Dash down yon cup of Samian wine!

Thus sung, or would, or could, or should have sung,

The modern Greek, in tolerable verse;

If not like Orpheus quite, when Greece was young,

Orpheus - Orpheus

Yet in these times he might have done much worse:

His strain display'd some feeling"right or wrong;

And feeling, in a poet, is the source

Of others'feeling; but they are such liars,

liars - Lügner, Lügnerin

And take all colours"like the hands of dyers.

dyers - Färber, Färberin

But words are things, and a small drop of ink,

Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces

That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think;

'Tis strange, the shortest letter which man uses

Instead of speech, may form a lasting link

Of ages; to what straits old Time reduces

straits - die Meerenge; Meerenge, Enge, Straße

Frail man, when paper"even a rag like this,

Survives himself, his tomb, and all that 's his.

And when his bones are dust, his grave a blank,

His station, generation, even his nation,

Become a thing, or nothing, save to rank

In chronological commemoration,

chronological - chronologisch

commemoration - Gedenken, Gedenkveranstaltung

Some dull MS. oblivion long has sank,

oblivion - Vergessen; Vergessenheit

Or graven stone found in a barrack's station

barrack - Kaserne; Baracke

In digging the foundation of a closet,

May turn his name up, as a rare deposit.

And glory long has made the sages smile;

'Tis something, nothing, words, illusion, wind"

Depending more upon the historian's style

Than on the name a person leaves behind:

Troy owes to Homer what whist owes to Hoyle:

whist - der Whist

The present century was growing blind

To the great Marlborough's skill in giving knocks,

Until his late life by Archdeacon Coxe.

Archdeacon - Erzdiakon; Archidiakon

Milton 's the prince of poets"so we say;

A little heavy, but no less divine:

An independent being in his day"

Learn'd, pious, temperate in love and wine;

temperate - gemäßigt; zurückhaltend

But, his life falling into Johnson's way,

Johnson - Johansen

We're told this great high priest of all the Nine

Was whipt at college"a harsh sire"odd spouse,

For the first Mrs. Milton left his house.

All these are, certes, entertaining facts,

Like Shakspeare's stealing deer, Lord Bacon's bribes;

deer - Rehe; Hirsch

bribes - Bestechungsgelder; Bestechungsgeld

Like Titus'youth, and Caesar's earliest acts;

Like Burns (whom Doctor Currie well describes);

Like Cromwell's pranks;"but although truth exacts

pranks - Streiche; Streich, Schabernack, veralbern, veräppeln

These amiable descriptions from the scribes,

amiable - liebenswürdig, liebenswert, gutmütig

scribes - Schreiber, Kopist, Schriftgelehrter, Reißnadel, schreiben

As most essential to their hero's story,

most essential - wesentlichste

They do not much contribute to his glory.

All are not moralists, like Southey, when

He prated to the world of 'Pantisocracy;'

prated - gepriesen; Geschwätz

Pantisocracy - Pantisokratie

Or Wordsworth unexcised, unhired, who then

unexcised - Unerzogen

unhired - nicht angestellt

Season'd his pedlar poems with democracy;

pedlar - Hausierer

Or Coleridge, long before his flighty pen

flighty - flatterhaft, schrullig, albern

Let to the Morning Post its aristocracy;

aristocracy - Aristokratie

When he and Southey, following the same path,

Espoused two partners (milliners of Bath).

espoused - Befürwortet; heiraten, ehelichen, sich vermählen mit

Milliners - Modeschöpfer; Modistin, Hutmacherin

Such names at present cut a convict figure,

convict - verurteilen; Sträfling

The very Botany Bay in moral geography;

Botany - Botanik, Pflanzenkunde

Their loyal treason, renegado rigour,

Are good manure for their more bare biography.

manure - düngen; Mist, Dung, Odel

biography - Biografie

Wordsworth's last quarto, by the way, is bigger

Than any since the birthday of typography;

typography - Typografie; Typographie

A drowsy frowzy poem, call'd the 'Excursion.'

drowsy - schläfrig; einschläfernd; müde, langweilig, verschlafen, dösig

frowzy - mürrisch; moderig, schmutzig

Writ in a manner which is my aversion.

He there builds up a formidable dyke

dyke - Lesbe

Between his own and others'intellect;

intellect - Intellekt

But Wordsworth's poem, and his followers, like

Joanna Southcote's Shiloh, and her sect,

sect - Sekte

Are things which in this century don't strike

The public mind,"so few are the elect;

And the new births of both their stale virginities

stale - fad, abgestanden, altbacken

virginities - Jungfräulichkeiten; Jungfräulichkeit, Virginität

Have proved but dropsies, taken for divinities.

dropsies - Wassersucht

divinities - Götter; Gottheit, Theologie

But let me to my story: I must own,

If I have any fault, it is digression"

digression - Exkurs, Umschweif, Abschweifung

Leaving my people to proceed alone,

While I soliloquize beyond expression;

soliloquize - Selbstgespräche führen; ein Selbstgespräch führen

But these are my addresses from the throne,

Which put off business to the ensuing session:

ensuing - folgen, ansetzen, erfolgen, nachfolgen, resultieren

Forgetting each omission is a loss to

The world, not quite so great as Ariosto.

I know that what our neighbours call 'longueurs'

(We've not so good a word, but have the thing

In that complete perfection which ensures

An epic from Bob Southey every spring),

Form not the true temptation which allures

allures - lockt; verlocken

The reader; but 'twould not be hard to bring

Some fine examples of the epopee,

epopee - Epopöe

To prove its grand ingredient is ennui.

We learn from Horace, 'Homer sometimes sleeps;'

We feel without him, Wordsworth sometimes wakes,"

To show with what complacency he creeps,

complacency - Selbstgefälligkeit, Selbstzufriedenheit, Bequemlichkeit

creeps - Widerlinge; kriechen, schleichen, schleichen, kriechen

With his dear 'Waggoners,'around his lakes.

He wishes for 'a boat'to sail the deeps"

Of ocean?"No, of air; and then he makes

Another outcry for 'a little boat,'

outcry - Schrei; Aufschrei, Sturm der Entrüstung

And drivels seas to set it well afloat.

drivels - Fahrten; Gelaber, sabbern

If he must fain sweep o'er the ethereal plain,

And Pegasus runs restive in his 'Waggon,'

Could he not beg the loan of Charles's Wain?

Charles - Karl

Or pray Medea for a single dragon?

Dragon - Drachen, Drache

Or if, too classic for his vulgar brain,

He fear'd his neck to venture such a nag on,

Venture - Wagnis

Nag - nörgeln, keifen; Gaul, Nervensäge

And he must needs mount nearer to the moon,

Could not the blockhead ask for a balloon?

blockhead - Schwachkopf; Dummkopf

'Pedlars,'and 'Boats,'and 'Waggons!'Oh! ye shades

pedlars - Hausierer

Of Pope and Dryden, are we come to this?

That trash of such sort not alone evades

evades - ausweicht; ausweichen, meiden, sich entziehen

Contempt, but from the bathos'vast abyss

contempt - Verachtung; Schande, Blamage, Mißachtung, Beamtenbeleidigung

bathos - Bathos

abyss - Abgrund, Hölle

Floats scumlike uppermost, and these Jack Cades

scumlike - wie Abschaum

uppermost - ganz oben

Jack - Hans, Hanns, Hannes, Hänsel

Cades - Cade

Of sense and song above your graves may hiss"

graves - Gräber; feierlich, Gruft, massiv, würdig, ernst

hiss - Zischen, Fauchen, Knurren

The'little boatman'and his 'Peter Bell'

boatman - Bootsmann; Ruderer

Can sneer at him who drew 'Achitophel'!

T'our tale."The feast was over, the slaves gone,

The dwarfs and dancing girls had all retired;

The Arab lore and poet's song were done,

lore - Überlieferungen; Kunde, überliefertes Wissen

And every sound of revelry expired;

The lady and her lover, left alone,

The rosy flood of twilight's sky admired;"

Ave Maria! o'er the earth and sea,

ave - Straße, Allee

That heavenliest hour of Heaven is worthiest thee!

heavenliest - am himmlischsten; himmlisch, himmlisch, himmlisch

worthiest - am würdigsten; würdig

Ave Maria! blessed be the hour!

blessed - gesegnet; selig; (bless); gesegnet; selig

The time, the clime, the spot, where I so oft

Have felt that moment in its fullest power

Sink o'er the earth so beautiful and soft,

While swung the deep bell in the distant tower,

swung - geschwungen; schwingen, schaukeln, schwanken, schaukeln

Or the faint dying day-hymn stole aloft,

aloft - in der Luft; oben, droben

And not a breath crept through the rosy air,

And yet the forest leaves seem'd stirr'd with prayer.

Ave Maria! 'tis the hour of prayer!

Ave Maria! 'tis the hour of love!

Ave Maria! may our spirits dare

Look up to thine and to thy Son's above!

Ave Maria! oh that face so fair!

Those downcast eyes beneath the Almighty dove"

Almighty - allmächtig

What though 'tis but a pictured image?"strike"

That painting is no idol,"'tis too like.

Some kinder casuists are pleased to say,

In nameless print"that I have no devotion;

nameless - namenlos

But set those persons down with me to pray,

And you shall see who has the properest notion

Of getting into heaven the shortest way;

My altars are the mountains and the ocean,

altars - Altäre; Altar

Earth, air, stars,"all that springs from the great Whole,

Who hath produced, and will receive the soul.

Sweet hour of twilight!"in the solitude

Of the pine forest, and the silent shore

pine - Kiefer; pineapple = Ananasa

Which bounds Ravenna's immemorial wood,

Ravenna - Ravenna

immemorial - seit Menschengedenken

Rooted where once the Adrian wave flow'd o'er,

To where the last Caesarean fortress stood,

Caesarean - Kaiserschnitt

Evergreen forest! which Boccaccio's lore

evergreen - immergrün; immergrün

And Dryden's lay made haunted ground to me,

How have I loved the twilight hour and thee!

The shrill cicadas, people of the pine,

shrill - schrill; scharf

cicadas - Zikaden; Zikade

Making their summer lives one ceaseless song,

Were the sole echoes, save my steed's and mine,

Echoes - Echos; Echo

And vesper bell's that rose the boughs along;

The spectre huntsman of Onesti's line,

spectre - Schreckgespenst, Gespenst

huntsman - Jägersmann, Grünrock (Jäger), Waidmann

His hell-dogs, and their chase, and the fair throng

Which learn'd from this example not to fly

From a true lover,"shadow'd my mind's eye.

O, Hesperus! thou bringest all good things"

bringest - bringen

Home to the weary, to the hungry cheer,

weary - müde

To the young bird the parent's brooding wings,

brooding - grüblerisch, grübelnd; (brood); Brut; brüten, grübeln

The welcome stall to the o'erlabour'd steer;

steer - steuern, führen, lenken; junger Ochse, Rind

Whate'er of peace about our hearthstone clings,

clings - klammert; anschmiegen

Whate'er our household gods protect of dear,

Are gather'd round us by thy look of rest;

Thou bring'st the child, too, to the mother's breast.

Soft hour! which wakes the wish and melts the heart

Of those who sail the seas, on the first day

When they from their sweet friends are torn apart;

Or fills with love the pilgrim on his way

pilgrim - Pilger, Wallfahrer

As the far bell of vesper makes him start,

Seeming to weep the dying day's decay;

decay - Verfall, Verwesung, Fäulnis, verfallen, verderben, faulen

Is this a fancy which our reason scorns?

scorns - verhöhnt; verachten, verschmähen, verspotten, Verachtung

Ah! surely nothing dies but something mourns!

mourns - trauert; trauern

When Nero perish'd by the justest doom

Which ever the destroyer yet destroy'd,

destroyer - Zerstörer, Zerstörerin, Vernichter, Vernichterin

Amidst the roar of liberated Rome,

liberated - befreit; befreien

Of nations freed, and the world overjoy'd,

overjoy - überglücklich machen

Some hands unseen strew'd flowers upon his tomb:

Perhaps the weakness of a heart not void

void - nichtig

Of feeling for some kindness done, when power

kindness - Freundlichkeit; Liebenswürdigkeit

Had left the wretch an uncorrupted hour.

uncorrupted - unverfälscht

But I'm digressing; what on earth has Nero,

digressing - Abschweifend; abgehen, abschweifen, ausschweifen

Or any such like sovereign buffoons,

sovereign - souverän

buffoons - Possenreißer; Hanswurst, Kasper, Narr, Närrin, kaspern

To do with the transactions of my hero,

transactions - Transaktionen; Geschäftsabwicklung, Geschäftsdurchführung

More than such madmen's fellow man"the moon's?

madmen - Irrer, Wahnsinniger, Verrückter

Sure my invention must be down at zero,

And I grown one of many 'wooden spoons'

Of verse (the name with which we Cantabs please

To dub the last of honours in degrees).

Dub - titulieren

I feel this tediousness will never do"

tediousness - Mühsamkeit; Langweiligkeit

'Tis being too epic, and I must cut down

(In copying) this long canto into two;

They'll never find it out, unless I own

The fact, excepting some experienced few;

And then as an improvement 'twill be shown:

I'll prove that such the opinion of the critic is

From Aristotle passim."See poietikes.

passim - passim


Nothing so difficult as a beginning

In poesy, unless perhaps the end;

For oftentimes when Pegasus seems winning

oftentimes - Oftmals

The race, he sprains a wing, and down we tend,

sprains - Verstauchungen; verstauchen, Verstauchung

Like Lucifer when hurl'd from heaven for sinning;

Lucifer - Luzifer, Luzifer

Our sin the same, and hard as his to mend,

Being pride, which leads the mind to soar too far,

Till our own weakness shows us what we are.

But Time, which brings all beings to their level,

And sharp Adversity, will teach at last

adversity - Widrigkeiten; Widrigkeit, Ungemach

Man,"and, as we would hope,"perhaps the devil,

That neither of their intellects are vast:

intellects - Intellektuelle; Intellekt

While youth's hot wishes in our red veins revel,

We know not this"the blood flows on too fast;

But as the torrent widens towards the ocean,

widens - ausweitet; erman: sich weiten, erweitern, weiten, erweitern

We ponder deeply on each past emotion.

As boy, I thought myself a clever fellow,

And wish'd that others held the same opinion;

They took it up when my days grew more mellow,

And other minds acknowledged my dominion:

dominion - Herrschaft, Oberherrschaft, Vorherrschaft, Herrschaftsgebiet

Now my sere fancy 'falls into the yellow

Leaf,'and Imagination droops her pinion,

droops - herunterfällt; durchhängen, herabhängen, herunterhängen

And the sad truth which hovers o'er my desk

hovers - schwebt; rütteln, verweilen, zögern, bewegen

Turns what was once romantic to burlesque.

burlesque - burlesk; Burleske

And if I laugh at any mortal thing,

'Tis that I may not weep; and if I weep,

'Tis that our nature cannot always bring

Itself to apathy, for we must steep

apathy - Apathie

Our hearts first in the depths of Lethe's spring,

Lethe - Lethe

Ere what we least wish to behold will sleep:

Thetis baptized her mortal son in Styx;

Thetis - Thetis

Styx - Styx

A mortal mother would on Lethe fix.

Some have accused me of a strange design

Against the creed and morals of the land,

And trace it in this poem every line:

I don't pretend that I quite understand

My own meaning when I would be very fine;

But the fact is that I have nothing plann'd,

Unless it were to be a moment merry,

A novel word in my vocabulary.

vocabulary - Vokabeln, Wortschatz, Wortliste, Vokabular

To the kind reader of our sober clime

This way of writing will appear exotic;

Pulci was sire of the half-serious rhyme,

Who sang when chivalry was more Quixotic,

And revell'd in the fancies of the time,

revell - schwelgen

True knights, chaste dames, huge giants, kings despotic:

Knights - Springer (Schach), Ritter, Pferd

dames - Frauen; Dame

despotic - despotisch

But all these, save the last, being obsolete,

obsolete - veraltet; verbraucht, zurück geblieben, altmodisch, obsolet

I chose a modern subject as more meet.

How I have treated it, I do not know;

Perhaps no better than they have treated me

Who have imputed such designs as show

imputed - angerechnet; zuschreiben, anrechnen, zurechnen

Not what they saw, but what they wish'd to see:

But if it gives them pleasure, be it so;

This is a liberal age, and thoughts are free:

liberal - freiheitlich; liberal; Liberaler

Meantime Apollo plucks me by the ear,

plucks - zupft; pflücken, abrupfen, zupfen, schlagen, rupfen, ausrupfen

And tells me to resume my story here.

Young Juan and his lady-love were left

To their own hearts'most sweet society;

Even Time the pitiless in sorrow cleft

With his rude scythe such gentle bosoms; he

scythe - Sense; Sichel; sensen, mähen

Sigh'd to behold them of their hours bereft,

Though foe to love; and yet they could not be

Meant to grow old, but die in happy spring,

Before one charm or hope had taken wing.

Their faces were not made for wrinkles, their

wrinkles - Falten; sich runzeln, runzlig (runzelig) werden, knittern

Pure blood to stagnate, their great hearts to fail;

stagnate - stagnieren

The blank grey was not made to blast their hair,

But like the climes that know nor snow nor hail

hail - Hagel; jdm. zujubeln; (Hail to thee!) Wohl dir!, Sei gegrüßt!

They were all summer: lightning might assail

And shiver them to ashes, but to trail

trail - Pfad; folgen, verfolgen, nachstellen, nacheilen

A long and snake-like life of dull decay

Was not for them"they had too little day.

They were alone once more; for them to be

Thus was another Eden; they were never

Weary, unless when separate: the tree

Cut from its forest root of years"the river

Damm'd from its fountain"the child from the knee

fountain - Springbrunnen; Fontäne

And breast maternal wean'd at once for ever,"

maternal - mütterlich

Would wither less than these two torn apart;

Alas! there is no instinct like the heart"

instinct - Instinkt

The heart"which may be broken: happy they!

Thrice fortunate! who of that fragile mould,

thrice - dreimal

fragile - fragil, zerbrechlich

The precious porcelain of human clay,

Break with the first fall: they can ne'er behold