شاه آیین بست و اهل شهر شاد ** وآن عروس ناامید بیمراد
- The king ordered the city to be decorated, and the citizens and the despairing disappointed bride rejoiced.
عالم از سر زنده گشت و پر فروز ** ای عجب آن روز روز امروز روز
- The (whole) world revived once more and was filled with radiance: (the people said), “Oh, what a wondrous difference between that day (of sorrow) and to-day!”
یک عروسی کرد شاه او را چنان ** که جلاب قند بد پیش سگان
- The king made such a (lavish) wedding-feast for him that sugared julep was (placed) before the dogs.
جادوی کمپیر از غصه بمرد ** روی و خوی زشت فا مالک سپرد
- The old witch died of vexation and gave up her hideous face and (foul) nature to Málik.
شاهزاده در تعجب مانده بود ** کز من او عقل و نظر چون در ربود 3180
- The prince was left in amazement: (he said to himself), “How did she rob me of understanding and insight?”
نو عروسی دید همچون ماه حسن ** که همی زد بر ملیحان راه حسن
- He beheld a newly wedded bride like the beauteous moon, who was (as a brigand) infesting the road of beauty (and occupying it) against (all) the (other) fair ones.
گشت بیهوش و برو اندر فتاد ** تا سه روز از جسم وی گم شد فاد
- He became senseless and fell on his face: for three days the heart (consciousness) vanished from his body.
سه شبان روز او ز خود بیهوش گشت ** تا که خلق از غشی او پر جوش گشت
- Three days and nights he became unconscious of himself, so that the people were (sorely) perturbed by his swoon.
از گلاب و از علاج آمد به خود ** اندک اندک فهم گشتش نیک و بد
- By means of rose-water and (other) remedies he came to himself (again): little by little, good and evil were apprehended by him (once more).
بعد سالی گفت شاهش در سخن ** کای پسر یاد آر از آن یار کهن 3185
- After a year the king said to him jokingly in conversation, “O son, bethink thee of that old friend (of thine),