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29-03-10, 09:40
Hi - I was hoping someone could translate the writing of the attached into English. It was from the end of a letter written to my great-grandfather in 1904. Thank you very much.


Ritva Winter
29-03-10, 10:27
This is poetry, which is always difficult to translate, but something like this..

'Don't be downhearted although this world is hard to live in
and aimed to gaudiness and vanity
Remain what you are, friend, and don't give up
And however disappointed you are, do continue to improve your soul'
(säd = crops, go on growing your crops)

Better than nothing?
Ritva W

29-03-10, 14:16
Ritva - Thank you very much !