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The Russian maiden, having fallen into captivity,
Was ordered about like a slave by the despicable Prussian.
He tormented her pitilessly, amused himself at will,
With the maiden’s groans, and the bitter tears.
We know now the cost and meaning
Of flattering words, and festive meetings.
It is clear without words: “in sheep’s clothing
The wolf is hiding his powerless wrath.”
120.8 × 112.6 cm (47 9/16 × 44 3/8 in.)
Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries
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