'Tis the cuckoo

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" 'Tis the cuckoo—      
Listen well !
How much soever gods ye be."[1]      


transl. 1899


Notes:

ほととぎすいかに鬼神も慥にきけ
hototogisu / ika ni kijin mo / tasikani kike (5-7-6)
  1. W. G. Aston doesn't indicate the author.
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This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

 
Translation:

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.