|Text source||A. McCollum 2015, The Rejoicing Sailor and the Rotting Hand: Two Formulas in Syriac and Arabic Colophons, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies, 18, 67-93: 78-79|
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A farmer has full pleasure when
He observes the grain full of ears,
By which he gathers in the end of toils.
The scribe has delight at the time when
He sees that the end of the book has approached,
[The book] he began laboriously, in accord with his desire.
For as the former throws seed down,
And forthwith wishes to gaze down at a full-grown ear,
On which, too, he hangs all his hopes,
So the scribe, instead of seed, on the one hand,
Customarily has the beginning of the book,
And on the other hand, the end [of the book] instead of the ripe ears.
|Comment||Treu (1977) has ὦ at the beginning of v. 9.|
|Number of verses||12|
 ἔχει γεωργὸς ἡδον(ὴν) πλείστην ὅτε
VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 156 [10th-11th c.] (f. 152v)
|Identification||Vassis ICB 2005, 274: "Librarii subscr."|