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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.


Poems from Oriental Languages: To Miriam, on Her Hair

(Arabian—Fifteenth Century)

Translation in Dublin University Magazine

ETHIOPIANS are thy locks:

In each hair

Lurks a snare

Worse than Afric’s gulfs and rocks.

They who swear

By that hair

Swear the Koran’s oath aright:

By the black Abyss of Night!