The Department of English Philology and Translation of the Horlivka Institute of Foreign Languages of the DSPU poetry translation competition from English to Ukrainian (text - “The Character of a Happy Life” by Sir Henry Wotton) among students of the State Pedagogical University and students of secondary schools.
Please send edited and read translations. no later than November 20, 2021 to the e-mail address email@example.com (be sure to indicate your name, class / group, educational institution). Announcement and awarding of winners - November 25. Tel. for information: 050 986 11 27.
The Character of a Happy Life
by Sir Henry Wotton
How happy he was born and taught
That serveth not another's will;
Whose armor is his honest thought,
And simple truth his utmost skill!
Whose passions not his masters are;
Whose soul is still prepared for death,
Untied unto the world by care
Of public fame or private breath;
Who envies none that chance doth raise,
Nor vice; who never understood
How deepest wounds are given by praise;
Nor rules of state, but rules of good;
Who hath his life from rumors freed;
Whose conscience is his strong retreat;
Whose state can neither flatterers feed,
Nor ruin make oppressors great;
Who God doth late and early pray
More of His grace than gifts to lend;
And entertains the harmless day
With a religious book or friend;
—This man is freed from servile bands
Of hope to rise or fear to fall:
Lord of himself, though not of lands,
And having nothing, yet hath all.