HASHISH

By God, bravo, hashish! It stirs deep meanings…From a thirteenth century Arabian tale

Do not pay attention to those who blame it.
Refrain from the daughter of the vines
And do not be stingy with it.

Eat it dry always and live! By God, bravo, hashish!
It is above pure wine.
When noble men use it,
Eat it and agree, young man.

Eating it revives the dead. By God, bravo, hashish!
It gives the stupid, inexperienced, dull person
The cleverness of the straightforward sage.
I do not think I can escape from it!
… By God, bravo, hashish!

From a 13th century Arabian tale. Quote from Hashish! by Robert Clarke