March 28, 2013

Tonan no Tsubasa (23)

At the top of page 215, I give Shushou a line from Sonnet 29:

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

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# posted by Anonymous JP
3/28/2013 7:29 PM   
pg 218 bottom "if she’d not going to become empress" should be she's.

Only in the Twelve Kingdoms can crossing a marsh be such a significant event.

I'm finally starting to see where Gankyuu is coming from.
# posted by Blogger Eugene
3/29/2013 11:12 AM   
Fixed. Thanks.