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Bettie's Books

A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin - Alexander Pushkin, Charles Johnston, Michael Basker, John Bayley

bookshelves: classic, slavic

Read from September 05, 2010 to May 08, 2013, read count: 3


Canto the First

"My uncle's goodness is extreme,
If seriously he hath disease;
He hath acquired the world's esteem
And nothing more important sees;
A paragon of virtue he!
But what a nuisance it will be,
Chained to his bedside night and day
Without a chance to slip away.
Ye need dissimulation base
A dying man with art to soothe,
Beneath his head the pillow smooth,
And physic bring with mournful face,
To sigh and meditate alone:
When will the devil take his own!"



Later: Rar-rar-rah! - the film with no-nose Fiennes! Scrumptiousity.

A thinly disguised autobiography.