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Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin

(14 July 1743 – 20 July 1816 / Kazan)

Poems of Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin

1. Felitsa 1/1/2004
2. God 1/1/2004
3. Monument 1/1/2004
4. On A Bird 1/1/2004
5. On The Death Of Prince Meshchersky 1/1/2004
6. The Bullfinch 1/1/2004
7. The Current Of Time's River 1/1/2004
8. The Swan 1/1/2004
9. To Rulers and Judges 4/4/2012

On A Bird

A sweet-voiced bird's been caught.
They squeeze it in a vice-like grip.
The poor thing squeaks and warbles not
But they insist: "O, birdie, sing!"

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