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Mikołaj Rej - JAN KOCHANOWSKI
Observe what glorious learning can bring at an end,
When it is combined with a generous talent,
You can judge of this from the deeds and achievement
Of this Kochanowski, a Polish nobleman:
How his talent and work in unity join hands
Can be shown clearly in his numerous poems.
Tibullus1 could compose tuneful strophes with his quill,
I don't know if he could paint virtue with such skill.
Translated by Michael J. Mikoś