September 19th, 2010

Макиавелли

К визиту Бени в Англию

...
"You are old, mr. Pope," the young man said,

"And your mind has become very bright;

Tell me why all these Muslims through England do spread
--
Do you think, for our land, it is right?"


"In my youth," Benedictus replied to the boy,

"I feared it would injure the blood;

But now I do think that's a proper alloy,

Why can't we mix silver and mud?"