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Translated freely by the author, Nicholas Rej’s quatrain on Barbara Radziwill is cited by Zbigniew Kuchowicz, Barbara Radziwillowna, (Lodz: Wydawnictwo Lodzkie, 1976) 169.


Augustus’s translation of Petrarch’s sonnet 227 is heavily indebted to Petrarch, The Complete Canzoniere, tr. A.S. Kline (www.poetryintranslation. com). Only a few liberties have been taken with the octet, but the sestet has been revised extensively to suit the context.








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