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If a loaf of wheaten-bread be forthcoming
A gourd of wine and a thigh-bone of mutton,
And then if you and I be sitting in the wilderness
That would be a luxury, fit pastime for any sultan.

 

Bodl 155

If a loaf of wheaten-bread be forthcoming,
a gourd of wine, and a thigh-bone of mutton,
and then, if thou and I be sitting in the wilderness, —
that would be a joy to which no sultan can set bounds.

Chr 28

If we get but a loaf of wheaten-bread,
a gourd of wine and a leg of mutton.
and if I and thou be sitting in the wilderness, that
were a treat beyond the powers of most sultans.

F4 11

With me along the strip of Herbage strown
That just divides the desert from the sown,
Where name of Slave and Sultan is forgot--
And Peace to Mahmúd on his golden Throne!

F4 12

A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread--and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness--
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!

HA 11a & 12a

If a loaf of wheaten bread be forthcoming,
A gourd of wine, and a thigh-bone of mutton.
And then, if thou and I be sitting in the wilderness,—
That were a joy not within the power of any Sultan.

Nic 448

Lorsqu'on possède un pain de froment, deux mèns de vin et un gigot de mouton, et qu'on peut aller s'asseoir dans quelque lieu en ruine ayant avec soi une jeune belle aux joues colorées du. teint de la tulipe, oh! c'est une jouissance qu'it n'est pas donné à tout sultan de se procurer!

P 749

If a pestle of mutton there fall to thy lot
And two potties of wine and a loaf in some grot,
With a tulip-cheeked fair, by the side of a stream,
'T is a life that to every king's portion falls not.

Th 586

If bread you have made from the grain of wheat,
Two maunds of wine, a mutton joint for meat,
In some nook sitting with fair Tulip-cheeks,
Not every Sultan hath such joy complete!

Wh 479

So long as I possess two maunds of wine,
Bread of the flower of wheat, and mutton chine,
And you, O Tulip cheek, to share my hut,
Not every Sultan's lot can vie with mine.

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