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2017-09-22

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Licence my roving hands, and let them go,
Before, behind, between, above, below.
O my America! my new-found-land
   -- J. Donne, 1633.
Блуждающим рукам моим дай разрешенье,
Пусти вперед, назад, промеж, и вверх, и вниз,
О дивный новый мир, Америка моя!
Variant reading reeing instead of roving is even better.

I hope that "О дивный новый мир" (O brave new world) is not entirely anachronistic.

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