Dream Tales and Prose Poems/Poems in Prose/The Russian Tongue

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1942829The Novels of Ivan Turgenev
Volume X: Dream Tales and Prose Poems
Poems in Prose — The Russian Tongue
Constance GarnettIvan Turgenev


In days of doubt, in days of dreary musings on my country's fate, thou alone art my stay and support, mighty, true, free Russian speech! But for thee, how not fall into despair, seeing all that is done at home? But who can think that such a tongue is not the gift of a great people!

June 1882.