Calcutta nr. 165 *
Drink wine that will banish from thy heart abundant woes
And will banish thought of the seventy two sects
Avoid not the Alchemist for from him
Thou takest one draught and he banishes a thousand calamities
Drink wine, that will banish thy abundant woes,
and will banish thought of the Seventy-two Sects;
avoid not the alchemist, for, from him,
thou takest one draught, and he banishes a thousand calamities.
Drink wine, for it will relieve thee of the Too-much
and the Too-little, and it will relieve thee of all care for the seventy-two sects.
Avoid not that philosopher's stone, for if thou drinkest one
man thereof, it will relieve thee of a thousand maladies.
The Grape that can with Logic absolute
The Two-and-Seventy jarring Sects confute:
The sovereign Alchemist that-in a trice
Life's leaden metal into Gold transmute:
Drink wine, that will banish thine abundant woes.
And will banish thought of the Seventy-two Sects;
Avoid not the Alchemist, from whom
Thou takest one draught, and he banishes a thousand calamities.
Drink wine, for the thought from thee of plenty and dearth 't will bear;
The cark of the threescore and twelve creeds of the earth 't will bear.
Shun not this Elixir of Life, for, drink but a pottle thereof,
A thousand ailments and pains away in the birth 't will bear.
From thought of wealth or want the heart to free,
And two and seventy Creeds' perplexity,
Drink wine, for take one draught, a thousand ills
It cures, forswear not then its alchemy.