Oh threats of Hell and Hopes of...
Language: English after the Persian (Farsi)
Oh threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!
One thing at least is certain -- This Life flies:
One thing is certain and the rest is lies;
The Flower that once [is]1 blown for ever dies.
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1 Headlam-Morley: "has"
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- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 66, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 63, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 63, first published 1868 [ author's text checked 1 time]
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- by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "Oh threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!", published 1906 [soli, chorus, and orchestra], from Omar Khayyám, Part I, no. 63, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [ sung text not verified ]
- by Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963), "Oh, threats of hell", published 1947 [vocal quartet a cappella], canon ; NY : Music Press, Inc. ; in the collection "Modern Canons" [ sung text not verified ]
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- Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG by Elsa Olivieri Sangiacomo Respighi.
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