シェイクスピア・ソネット鑑賞短歌142: Tanka for Sonnet 142

中湖 康太

142
わが愛を 受け入れてくれ そのひとみ
他の男達(ら)に 媚(こび)いるように
Be it lawful I love thee, as thou lovest those
Whom thine eyes woo as mine importune thee:
If thou dost seek to have what thou dost hide,
By self-example mayst thou be denied!

Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate,
Hate of my sin, grounded on sinful loving:
O, but with mine compare thou thine own state,
And thou shalt find it merits not reproving;
Or, if it do, not from those lips of thine,
That have profaned their scarlet ornaments
And seal’d false bonds of love as oft as mine,
Robb’d others’ beds’ revenues of their rents.
Be it lawful I love thee, as thou lovest those
Whom thine eyes woo as mine importune thee:
Root pity in thy heart, that, when it grows,
Thy pity may deserve to pitied be.
If thou dost seek to have what thou dost hide,
By self-example mayst thou be denied!

キーワード訳注
Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate,
Hate of my sin, grounded on sinful loving:
O, but with mine compare thou thine own state,
And thou shalt find it merits not reproving (叱る);
Or, if it do, not from those lips of thine,
That have profaned (ぼうとくする) their scarlet ornaments (装飾)
And seal’d (=sealed) false bonds of love as oft (=often) as mine,
Robb’d (=robbed) others’ beds’ revenues of their rents.
Be it lawful I love thee, as thou lovest (=love) those
Whom thine eyes woo (懇願する) as mine importune (しつこくねだる) thee:
Root (根付かせる) pity in thy heart, that, when it grows,
Thy pity may deserve to pitied be.
If thou dost (=do; thouが主語の時) seek to have what thou dost hide,
By self-example mayst thou be denied!

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