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This jug was once a plaintive lover as I am,
And was enslaved by the curly head of a sweetheart
This handle that thou seest upon its neck
Is an arm that once lay upon the neck of a friend.

 

Bodl 9

This jug was once a plaintive lover as I am,
and was in pursuit of one of comely face;
this handle that thou seest upon its neck
is an arm that once lay around the neck of a friend.

Chr 38

This jar was like me a sorrowful lover, and it was in
search of the face of a fair one.
This handle that thou seeest upon its neck is a hand
that [once] lay upon the neck of a friend.

F4 36

I think the Vessel, that with fugitive
Articulation answer'd, once did live,
And drink; and Ah! the passive Lip I kiss'd,
How many Kisses might it take--and give!

HA 36

This jug was once a plaintive lover, as I am,
And was in pursuit of one of comely face;
This handle that thou seest upon its neck
Is an arm that once lay around the neck of a friend.

P 80

This pitcher, like me, a lover distraught hath it hath been,
In the bond of a loveling's tress-tip caught hath been;
This handle thou see'st on its neck was e'en a hand
Which erst on the neck of a loved one oft hath been.

Th 5

This vase like me a hapless lover pined
In snares of beauty's tresses once confined;
This handle on its neck you see was once
An arm oft round the loved one's neck entwined.

Wh 32

This jug did once, like me, love's sorrows taste,
And bonds of beauty's tresses once embraced,
This handle, which you see upon its side,
Has many a time twined round a slender waist. 

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