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Do not perform abstinence from wine if wine there be
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The rose tearing its skirt & the nightingales singing their song
At such a time what abstinence would be proper.

 

P 344

Repent thou not from wine, if wine betide for thee;
Regrets an hundredfold will else abide for thee:
When the rose rends her robe and the bulbuls break into song,
How were repentance right at such a tide for thee ?

Th 451

Ne'er give up wine if wine at hand avail,
A hundred vain regrets else thee assail;
In such a time how were repentance right
When roses bloom and sings the nightingale?

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