Translated by James Falen
Scenes from Shenstone's
tragicomedy, The Covetous Knight
ALBERT and JEAN
Whatever be the cost, I must appear
At tournament. Let's see my helmet, Jean.
(Jean brings him his helmet.)
It's pierced through, quite useless.
Not a chance of wearing it. I'll needs obtain another.
A mighty stroke! That cursed Count Delorge!
But you requited him right well, my lord.
And after you had dropped him from his horse,
He lay like death all day and night — I doubt
Pushkin, Alexander. The Covetous Knight, trans. James E. Falen. Pushkin Review 2 (1999): 145-63.
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