Student or Learner
Could anybody suggest a translation of the following sentence:
"Let my right hand forget her cunning,
if l prefer not you above my chief joy!''
Actually the thing that confuses me is the part "above my chief joy"
So: Let me lose my ability to play and sing if I do not prefer Jerusalem to music, my greatest (worldly) joy.
'Above my chief joy' = more than my greatest joy. 'Greatest joy' = the thing from which I derive the most joy in life'
I hope this is helpful,
Last edited by pyoung; 09-Mar-2009 at 15:59. Reason: second thought