All the birds in the air

Edward LEAR

A Book of Nonsense

(Эдвард ЛИР — Книга бессмыслицы)

There was an Old Man with a beard (то был /жил-был/ Старый Человек с бородой),

Who said (который сказал), 'It is just as I feared (это имено /так/, как я боялся)!

Two Owls and a Hen (две совы и курица),

Four Larks and a Wren (четыре жаворонка и королёк),

Have all built their nests in my beard (все построили свои гнезда в моей бороде)!

There was an Old Man with a beard,

Who said, 'It is just as I feared!

Two Owls and a Hen,

Four Larks and a Wren,

Have all All the birds in the air built their nests in my beard!

There was a Young Lady of Ryde (Молодая Леди из Райда),

Whose shoe-strings were seldom untied (чьи ботиночные шнурки были редко развязаны).

She purchased some clogs (купила несколько сабо /обувь на высокой деревянной подошве без задника/),

And some small spotted dogs (в мелких пятнах /мелко-пятнистых/ собак),

And frequently walked about Ryde (часто гуляла по Райду).

There was a Young Lady of Ryde,

Whose shoe-strings were seldom untied.

She purchased some clogs,

And some small spotted dogs,

And frequently walked about Ryde.

There was an Old Man with a nose (с All the birds in the air носом),

Who said, 'If you choose to suppose (выберете предполагать /предпочтете думать/),

That my nose is too long (что мой нос слишком длинный),

You are certainly wrong (вы безусловно ошибаетесь)!

That remarkable (удивительный) Man with a nose.

There was an Old Man with a nose,

Who said, 'If you choose to suppose,

That my nose is too long,

You are certainly wrong!

That remarkable Man with a nose.

There was an Old Man on a hill (на холме),

Who seldom, if ever, stood still (редко, если когда-либо, стоял спокойно; stand — стоять );

He ran up and down (бегал вверх All the birds in the air и вниз; run — бегать ),

In his Grandmother's gown (в платье своей бабушки),

Which adorned (которое украшало, красило) that Old Man on a hill.

There was an Old Man on a hill,

Who seldom, if ever, stood still;

He ran up and down,

In his Grandmother's gown,

Which adorned that Old Man on a hill.

There was a Young Lady whose bonnet (чей капор),

Came untied (становился развязанным, развязывался) when the birds sate upon it (когда птицы садились на него; sit— сидеть, садиться );

But she said: 'I don't care (я не забочусь = мне все равно All the birds in the air)!

All the birds in the air (в воздухе)

Are welcome (вправе, могут = я радушно приглашаю) to sit on my bonnet!

There was a Young Lady whose bonnet,

Came untied when the birds sate upon it;

But she said: 'I don't care!

All the birds in the air

Are welcome to sit on my bonnet!

There was a Young Person of Smyrna (молодая особа из Смирны),

Whose Grandmother threatened to burn her (чья бабушка грозилась сжечь ее);

But she seized on the cat (но она ухватилась за кота, seize — хватать ),

And said, 'Granny (бабушка, бабуля), burn that (сожги то = его All the birds in the air)!

You incongruous Old Woman (нелепая старая женщина) of Smyrna!


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