外国語かるたの「英語版」上巻は14世紀のジェフリーチョーサーを始め、英語で書かれたクラシック50首 を使ってつくられています。

Go and catch a falling star,
Get with child a mandrake root,

Tell me where all past years are,
Or who cleft the devil’s foot
Card no.14: John Donne
from “Song”

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying;

And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying
Card no. 22: Robert Herrick
from “To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time”

She walks in beauty like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,

And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
Card no. 39: Lord Byron
from ”She Walks in Beauty”