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THE QUATRAINS OF

360.

Endure this world without my wine I cannot!
Drag on life's load without my cups I cannot!
    I am the slave of that sweet moment, when
They say, "Take one more goblet," and I cannot!


361.

You, who both day and night the world pursue,
And thoughts of that dread day of doom eschew,
    Bethink you of your latter end; be sure
As time has treated others, so 'twill you!


362.

O man, who art creation's summary.
Getting and spending too much trouble thee!
    Arise, and quaff the Etern Cupbearer's wine,
And so from troubles of both worlds be free!


360.   C. L. A. I. J.

361.   C. L. N. A. I.

362.   C. L. N. A. I. J.   So Wordsworth, "The world is too much with us," &c.   The Sufis rejected talab ud dunya, "worldliness," and talab ul Ukharat, "other-worldliness," for talab ul Maula "disinterested Godliness."   So Madame Guyon taught "Holy Indifference."