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  • Now the lion of the jungle has sent you to me again for the purpose of deceit, O evil companion that you are!”
  • باز بفرستادت آن شیر عرین  ** سوی من از مکر ای بس القرین 
  • (I swear) by the truth of the Holy Person of Allah, the Lord, that a malign snake is better than a malign friend.
  • حق ذات پاک الله الصمد  ** که بود به مار بد از یار بد 
  • The malign snake takes a soul (life) from the man it has bitten; the malign friend leads him into the everlasting Fire. 2635
  • مار بد جانی ستاند از سلیم  ** یار بد آرد سوی نار مقیم 
  • Thy heart secretly steals its disposition from the disposition of thy companion, without speech and talk on his part.
  • از قرین بی‌قول و گفت و گوی او  ** خو بدزدد دل نهان از خوی او 
  • When he casts his shadow over thee, that unprincipled one steals away thy principles from thee.
  • چونک او افکند بر تو سایه را  ** دزدد آن بی‌مایه از تو مایه را 
  • (Even) if thy reason has become (as strong as) a furious dragon, know that the evil companion is an emerald to it.
  • عقل تو گر اژدهایی گشت مست  ** یار بد او را زمرد دان که هست 
  • Through him the eye of thy reason starts out (of the socket): his (vicious) thrusts deliver thee into the hands of pestilence.
  • دیده‌ی عقلت بدو بیرون جهد  ** طعن اوت اندر کف طاعون نهد 
  • The answer of the fox to the ass.
  • جواب گفتن روبه خر را 
  • The fox said, “There are no dregs in my pure liquor, but the illusions of imagination are not small. 2640
  • گفت روبه صاف ما را درد نیست  ** لیک تخییلات وهمی خورد نیست 
  • All this is your imagination, O simpleton, for I bear no malice and rancour against you.
  • این همه وهم توست ای ساده‌دل  ** ورنه بر تو نه غشی دارم نه غل 
  • Do not regard me from (the standpoint of) your evil fancy: wherefore do you cherish ill thoughts against your lovers?
  • از خیال زشت خود منگر به من  ** بر محبان از چه داری س ظن