Lives Journal 7

France Presherin

 

 

MOST OF THIS WORLD BELONGS TO SLAVDOM'S RACES

... where the Slavs are free to elect their own laws?

 

To Mr. Sreznyevski, traveller

across the Slavic lands.

»Most of this world belongs to Slavdom's races«,

You travel among them, where the Slavs

Are free to elect their own laws?

 

D. Presherin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The question mark (?) at the end of the last verse is important, always and again topical for us.

Contents of the dedication kje sinovi si njeni prosti vóljo postave? (... where the Slavs are free to elect their own laws?) are markedly different from the familiar verse (kjer nje sinovi si prosti vól'jo vero in postáve – where her children /of Slava/are free to elect their own faith and laws).

(Note R.Sh.)

 

Transl. note: The line »Most of this world belongs to Slavdom's races« in translation by Henry R. Cooper, Jr and Tom M. S. Priestly (The Baptism on the Savica).

 

 

 

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