Calcutta nr. 114 *
Whosoever has not engrafted the study of wisdom upon his heart
Not one day of his life has been wasted
Either he strives to meet with God’s approbation
Or he chooses his own comfort & raises the wine cup.
Whosoever has engrafted the leaf of love upon his heart,
not one day of his life has been wasted;
either he strives to meet with God's approbation,
or he chooses bodily comfort and raises the wine-cup.
Whosoever has got imprinted on his heart one character
of the script of reason has not lost one moment of his life.
whether he strives lo live after the pleasing of God, or
he chooses his own comfort and raises the wine-cup.
Celui qui a eu l'intelligence de semer la joie dans son cœur, ce lui-lé n'a pas perdu un seul de ses jours dans le chagrin; ou il a employé ses facultés à rechercher l'agrément de Dieu, ou il est procuré le repos de son âme en prenant dans sa main une coupe de vin.
Who aught of the scripture of reason at heart hath writ
Will suffer no day of his life unfilled to flit,
Whether he study to win him acceptance with God
Or choose his own ease and winecup in hand do sit.
No single day lost from his life hath flown,
Within whose heart the seed of cheer is sown;
Whether he seeks obedience to God's will,
Or cup in hand in ease doth choose his own.