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The Illustrated Omar Khayyam

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Rubaiyat #40 Days of Wine and Roses

You know, my friends, how long since in my house For a  new marriage I did make carouse: Divorced old barren Reason from my bed, And took the Daughter of Vine to spouse. (Edward Fitzgerald translation-first edition) The illustration has … Continue reading

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Rubaiyat#51 The Moving Finger

The moving finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on; nor all thy piety nor wit Shall lure it to cancel half a line, Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it. (Edward Fitzgerald translation-first edition)

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Rubaiyat#68- Vanity Fair

We are no other than a moving row Of Magic Shadow shapes that come and go Round with the sun-illumined lantern held In midnight by the Master of the Show. (Edward Fitzgerald translation-fifth edition)

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Rubaiyat#53-Fifth edition What’ll You when Unmade?

But if in vain, down on the stubborn floor Of Earth, and up to Heav’n’s unopening door, You gaze today, while you are you-how then Tomorrow, you when shall you be no more? (Edward Fitzgerald translation-fifth edition)

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Rubaiyat#11-Bread beneath the Bough

Here with a loaf of bread beneath the bough, A flask of wine, a book of verse,- and Thou Beside me singing in the wilderness- And the wilderness is paradise enow. (Edward Fitzgerald translation-first ed.,)

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