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  • گفت ادب این بود خود که دیده شد ** آن دگر را خود همی‌دانی تو لد
  • She replied, “Truly the manners were these which have been seen; as for the other (things), thou thyself knowest, perverse fellow!
  • قصه‌ی آن صوفی کی زن خود را بیگانه‌ای بگرفت
  • Story of the Súfí who caught his wife with a strange man.
  • صوفیی آمد به سوی خانه روز ** خانه یک در بود و زن با کفش‌دوز
  • A Súfí came (back) to his house in the daytime: the house had (only) one door, and his wife was with a cobbler.
  • جفت گشته با رهی خویش زن ** اندر آن یک حجره از وسواس تن
  • Uxor copulata erat cum servo (amatore) suo in illo uno cubiculo propter corporis libidenem. [(His) wife was copulating with her slave (lover) in that one chamber due to bodily temptation.]
  • چون بزد صوفی به جد در چاشتگاه ** هر دو درماندند نه حیلت نه راه 160
  • When in the forenoon the Súfí knocked on the door with all his might, both (the lovers) were at a loss (what to do): (there was) neither device nor way (of escape).
  • هیچ معهودش نبد کو آن زمان ** سوی خانه باز گردد از دکان
  • It was never known (it was unprecedented) for him to return home from the shop at that time,
  • قاصدا آن روز بی‌وقت آن مروع ** از خیالی کرد تا خانه رجوع
  • But on that day the alarmed man purposely returned to his house at an unseasonable hour, because of a fancy (suspicion).
  • اعتماد زن بر آن کو هیچ بار ** این زمان فا خانه نامد او ز کار
  • The wife's confidence was (based) on the fact that he had never come home from his work at this time.
  • آن قیاسش راست نامد از قضا ** گرچه ستارست هم بدهد سزا
  • By (Divine) destiny, her reasoning did not come (turn out to be) right: though He (God) is the Coverer (of sins), still He will impose the penalty.
  • چونک بد کردی بترس آمن مباش ** زانک تخمست و برویاند خداش 165
  • When you have done evil, be afraid, do not be secure, since it (the evil) is seed, and God will cause it to grow.
  • چند گاهی او بپوشاند که تا ** آیدت زان بد پشیمان و حیا
  • For awhile He covers it up, to the end that sorrow and shame for (having committed) that evil may come to you.