Rose-maiden, no, I do not quarrel
With these dear chains, they don’t demean.
The nightingale embushed in laurel,
The sylvan singers’ feathered queen,
Does she not bear the same sweet plight?
Near the proud rose’s beauty dwelling,
And with her tender anthems thrilling
The dusk of a voluptuous night
Poet: Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
1799 – 1837
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a poet, playwright and novelist of the Romantic Era. He was born into Russian nobility and his first poem was published when he was 15. By the time he graduated from the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum, he was widely recognised by the literary establishment. He was fatally wounded in a duel with his brother-in-law, who attempted to seduce the poet’s wife.