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ANTONÍN KLÁŠTERSKÝ.

 

FROM THE "IRONICAL SICILIAN OCTAVES" (1913).

 

1. ART.

 

I penned a mighty epic poem of yore,
But afterwards observed that it was naught,
And burnt it ; but with one chant I forbore,
Which was a gem of sentiment, methought.
Later, with deeper care, I read it o’er,
And quoth: “Its point in satire could be
caught!”
But now—the reader gleefully may roar—
Only an epigram, in fine. I’ve wrought.

 
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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1938, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 
Translation:

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1970, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.