Says the wife, ' It is cock-crow; ' Says the husband, ' It is grey dawn. ' ' Rise, Sir, and look at the night, - ' If the morning star be not shining. Bestir yourself, and move about, To shoot the wild ducks and geese.
When your arrows and line have found them, I will dress them fitly for you. When they are dressed, we will drink [together over them], And I will hope to grow old with you. Your lute in your hands, Will emits its quiet pleasant tones.
When I know those whose acquaintance you wish, I will give them of the ornaments of my girdle. When I know those with whom you are cordial, I will send to them of the ornaments of my girdle. When I know those whom you love, I will repay their friendship from the ornaments of my girdle.