By Abu Teman Habib

UNGENEROUS and mistaken maid, To scorn me thus because I'm poor Canst thou a liberal hand upbraid, For dealing round some worthless oro?

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Arabian Poetry: Shorter Pieces of Arabian Poetry: Verses Addressed To His Mistress, Who Had Found Fault With Him For Profusion, by Abu Teman Habib

To spare's the wish of little souls; The great but gather to bestow: Yon current don the mountain rolls, And stagnates in the swamp belay.

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