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Bridegroom, dear to my heart, Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet, Lion, dear to my heart, Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet. You have captivated me, let me stand tremblingly before you. Bridegroom, I would be taken by you to the bedchamber, You have captivated me, let me stand tremblingly before you. Lion, I would be taken by you to the bedchamber.
"I will not bow before the man who seizes everything but wisdom. "He is not a strong man. 2. "Earth and the heavens feel troubled when this man is bellowing for plunder!” 3. Beating ribs, beating back and shoulders, like a storm arose the angry lord! [The lord beats (kills?) the shepherd brother.] [Later, at the victory celebration. . . ] 4. He eats his food like a pig. The Pig divides the fodder into five big bowls, and with his hand, he crams it into his mouth and chokes it down. 5. "My flanks grow fat!" he bellows, while eating all the food his hands can grab. 6. A man, clothed in darkness, climbs in through the window.
On that day Winter taunted Summer. Summer, the hero whom one does not challenge, searched for rude insults. He was confident in himself, considering the harvest time, and turned aside. Like a great bull eating rich grass, he raised his head. Next, Summer replied to Winter: "Winter, you may have to stay by the side of the oven, …… but you should not launch such serious insults against someone who does not lead a sedentary life. …… for the work of tilling the Land, with its difficulties, you do not raise a cry in the gune cult centre, you do not look after the house. The young scribe is neglectful, which is an abomination, and no rushes are plucked for the beds. The singer does not embellish the banquet, …… at its side." "Winter, don't launch such insults! …… to the desert. I will make the strength of my power come forth in the house so that you recognise it. In my working term of duty, which is seven months of the year, …… does not speak softly.
Then Fish laid its eggs in the lagoons, Bird built its nest in a gap in the reedbeds. But Bird frightened the Fish of the lagoons in its ……. Fish took up a stand and cried out. Grandiosely it initiated hostilities. It roused the street by quarrelling in an overbearing manner. Fish addressed Bird murderously: "…… Bird, …… there is no insult ……! Croaking, …… noise in the marshes …… squawking! Forever gobbling away greedily, while your heart is dripping with evil! Standing on the plain, you can keep pecking away until they chase you off! The farmer's sons lay lines and nets for you in the furrows. The gardener sets up nets against you in gardens and orchards. He cannot rest his arm from firing his sling, he cannot sit down because of you. You cause damage in the vegetable plots, you are a nuisance. In the damp parts of fields, there are your unpleasing footprints. Bird, you are shameless: you fill the courtyard with your droppings. The courtyard sweeper-boy who cleans the house chases after you with ropes. By your noise the house is disturbed, your din drives people away."
Hey! Hoe, Hoe, Hoe, tied up with string; Hoe, made from poplar, with a tooth of ash; Hoe, made from tamarisk, with a tooth of sea-thorn; Hoe, double-toothed, four-toothed; Hoe, child of the poor, bereft even of a loin-cloth; Hoe picked a quarrel with the Plow. Hoe and Plow—this is their dispute.