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  • زانک قدر مستمع آید نبا  ** بر قد خواجه برد درزی قبا 
  • For the tale is (lofty or low) in proportion to (the understanding of) the hearer: the tailor cuts the coat according to the Khwája's (customer's) figure.
  • صفت آن عجوز 
  • [Description of the old woman.]
  • چونک مجلس بی چنین پیغاره نیست  ** از حدیث پست نازل چاره نیست 
  • Since the audience is not free from such reproach, there is no means of avoiding low and undignified talk.
  • واستان هین این سخن را از گرو  ** سوی افسانه‌ی عجوزه باز رو 
  • Hark, redeem this topic (of discourse) from pawn: return to the tale of the old woman.
  • چون مسن گشت و درین ره نیست مرد  ** تو بنه نامش عجوز سال‌خورد 
  • When he (any one) has become advanced in years and is not a man (adept) in this Way, bestow the name of “aged crone” upon him.
  • نه مرورا راس مال و پایه‌ای  ** نه پذیرای قبول مایه‌ای  1245
  • He has neither (any spiritual) capital and basis, nor is he capable of receiving (such a) stock-in-trade.
  • نه دهنده نی پذیرنده‌ی خوشی  ** نه درو معنی و نه معنی‌کشی 
  • He is neither a giver nor a receiver of (spiritual) delight; in him there is neither reality nor (the power of) absorbing reality.
  • نه زبان نه گوش نه عقل و بصر  ** نه هش و نه بیهشی و نه فکر 
  • (He has) neither tongue nor ear nor understanding and insight nor consciousness nor unconsciousness nor reflections;
  • نه نیاز و نه جمالی بهر ناز  ** تو بتویش گنده مانند پیاز 
  • Neither humble supplication nor any beauty (with which) to show pride: his (whole interior), coat on coat, is stinking, like an onion.
  • نه رهی ببریده او نه پای راه  ** نه تبش آن قحبه را نه سوز و آه 
  • He has not traversed any path, nor (has he) the foot for (any power to traverse) the path: that shameless one has neither (inward) glow nor burning (passion) and sighs.
  • قصه‌ی درویشی کی از آن خانه هرچه می‌خواست می‌گفت نیست 
  • Story of the dervish to whom, whenever he begged anything from a certain house, he (the owner) used to say, “It is not (to be had here).”
  • سایلی آمد به سوی خانه‌ای  ** خشک نانه خواست یا تر نانه‌ای  1250
  • A beggar came to a house and asked for a piece of dry bread or a piece of moist (new) bread.