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If I do not find peace from heaven, behold (my) talons
And if I have not a good name, behold (my) reputation
Behold the cup of ruby wine of Arghavan colour
He who will not drink it, behold his head & a stone.

 

Nic 254

Si la roue des cieux me refuse la paix, ne suis-je pas prêt à la guerre? Si je n'ai pas une réputation honorable, n'ai-je pas pour moi la honte? Voici la coupe, pleine d'un vin couleur de rubis: celui qui n'en voudra point boire, ne voilà-t-il pas sa tête et une pierre?

P 518

If Heav'n peace deny, for war, be it known, here goes!
If good name be not ours, for shame, then, alone, here goes!
For the cup of right wine, like the Redbud full-blown, here goes!
And whoso drinks not, for his head and a stone here goes!

Th 630

If Heaven deny me peace, come war alone!
And if good name I lack, be shame my own!
The cup of wine as ruby red-bud, see!
Who drinks not, for his head behold a stone!

Wh 294

"If heaven deny me peace and fame, " I said,
"Let it be open war and shame instead;
The man who scorns bright wine had best beware,
I'll arm me with a stone, and break his head!"

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