Said one ‑‑ "Folks of a surly Tapster...
Language: English after the Persian (Farsi)
Said one -- "Folks of a surly [Tapster]1 tell,
"And daub his Visage with the Smoke of Hell;
"They talk of some [strict Testing]2 of us --- Pish!
"He's a Good Fellow, and 'twill all be well."
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1 second edition: "Master"
2 second edition: "sharp trial"
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- Also set in English, a translation by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883) , no title, from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 88, from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 88, published 1872 by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir.
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