Calcutta nr. 169
Tomorrow when they award the recompenses of the ceremonially good
They will give a portion to me a distracted profligate
If I come out good I shall be reckoned from there (the good)
If I am bad I shall be rewarded with the bad of those.
What time to the lucky to-morrow the lot give THEY,
A portion to me, poor disconsolate sot, give THEY:
If I'm good, of the good let THEM count me; or else with the bad,
To me, then, forgiveness, if good I be not, give THEY!
On that Day when the good rewards receive,
May I, a suppliant sot, a share derive!
Let the Fates count me with the good, if good.
Or with the bad, if bad, may They forgive!