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I know not whether he who fashioned me
Made an inhabitant of pleasant heaven or of dreadful hell;
(But) a wine cup & an idol & a lute upon the green bank of the field
All these three are cash to me, be thine the credit-heaven !

 

Bodl 40

I know not whether he who fashioned me
appointed me to dwell in heaven or in dreadful hell,
but some food, and an adored one, and wine, upon the green bank of a field—
all these three are cash to me: thine be the credit-heaven!

Chr 55

I know not whether He who moulded me has pre-
destined me to be one of the people of Paradise or a dweller of hideous Hell.
A meal, an idol, and wine on the bank of the field, these
three are cash to me; thine be an order for Paradise.

F4 13

Some for the Glories of This World; and some
Sigh for the Prophet's Paradise to come;
Ah, take the Cash, and let the Credit go,
Nor heed the rumble of a distant Drum!

HA 13d

I know not whether he who fashioned me
Appointed me to dwell in heaven or in dreadful hell
(But) some food, and an adored one, and wine upon the green bank of a field—
All these three are present cash to me : thine be the promised heaven!

Nic 92

Je ne sais pas du tout si celui qui m'a créé appartenait au paradis délicieux où à l'enfer détestable. (Mais je sais) qu'une coupe de vin, une charmante idole et une cithare au bord d'une prairie, sont trois choses dont je jouis présentement, et que toi tu vis sur la promesse qu'on te fait d'un paradis futur.

P 89

No whit I know, not I, if He who mixed my clay
Made me for Hell or Heaven; but, be that as it may,
Give me but wine and wench and lute in hand to-day,
By the stream-side, and pocket thyself Heav'n's promise-to-pay.

Th 142

I know not whether Allah fashioned me
For Heaven or in a horrid Hell to be;
Cup, lute and loved one by the garden side,
All three my cash. Heaven's credit then for thee!

Wh 94

Did He who made me fashion me for hell,
Or destine me for heaven? I can not tell.
Yet will I not renounce cup, lute, and love,
Nor earthly cash for heavenly credit sell.

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