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THE QUATRAINS OF

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!"


295.

See! the dawn breaks, and rends night's canopy:
Arise! and drain a morning draught with me!
    Away with gloom! full many a dawn will break
Looking for us, and we not here to see!


296.

O you, who tremble not at fires of hell,
Nor wash in water of remorse's well.
    When winds of death shall quench your vital torch,
Beware lest earth your guilty dust expel.


294.   C. L. N. A. I. J.

295.   C. L. N. A. I. J.   Bisyár, 'frequently.'