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Should ill-fortune cause you sadness —
Don't live dwelling on the pain!
Don't be bitter, don't complain:
It will come, your day of gladness.

Future hope sustains the heart;
Present comes as bleak and drear:
All is brief and will depart;
The departed will be dear.

Translated by Evgenia Sarkisyants

A.S. Pushkin. “Should ill-fortune cause you sadness...”. Translated by Evgenia Sarkisyants // Alexander Pushkin. Collected Works: Parallel Russian Text and English Translation.
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