Good Men Suffer

Os bons vi sempre passar
No mundo graves tormentos;
E para mais me espantar,
Os maus vi sempre nadar
Em mar de contentamentos.

Ever in this world saw I
Good men suffer grave torments,
But even more—
Enough to terrify—
Men who live out evil lives
Reveling in pleasure and in content.

“Esparsa ao Desconcerto do Mundo”, translation from Luís de Camões and the Epic of the Lusiads (1962) by Henry Hersch Hart, p. 111

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