Calcutta nr. 288
Do not fear for the accidents of time which may come
And do not fear any thing which may arrive since nothing is lasting
Know that this momentary earth is your booty
Do not worry for what is past neither fear what is coming.
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!
Ne me fais point de question sur les vicissitudes de ce monde, ni sur les choses futures. Considère comme un butin ce moment du présent, ne t'inquiète pas du passé et ne m'interroge pas sur l'avenir.
Of the things of the time to come forecast ask not;
Of aught that betides, since it will not last. ask not :
This moment in hand consider thou gain nor reck
Of that which shall be; and of that which is past ask not.
Seek not the forecast of Futurity,
Nor ask of aught that comes since it must flee.
This ready-money moment count as gain.
Reck not of Past, nor ask of times to be.