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XLIX

So many a time the milkman
Said to her maid at dawn,
„The lawn's wet again.” O, he didn't
Know I had wept on that lawn,

Now, that he and the maid didn't know it
Was no matter - but that she
Hadn't the slightest suspicion:
That was quite hard for me.

Vertaling van Jacob Lowland pp
Bron: Piet Paaltjens Everlastings. An integral Englishing of the Immortellen
by Jacob Lowland pp.
C.J. Aarts 1982 Amsterdam & New York