Why, all the Saints and Sages who discuss'd Of the two Worlds so wisely — they are thrust Like foolish Prophets forth ;their Words to Scorn Are scatter'd, and their Mouths are stopt with Dust.
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- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 26 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Persian (Farsi) by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122) [text unavailable]
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- by Henry Houseley (1852? - 1925), "Part 4", published 1917 [ soli, chorus, orchestra ], from cantata Omar Khayyám, no. 4, New York : H. W. Gray
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- Also set in English, a translation by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883) , appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, First Edition, no. 25, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 29, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 26, first published 1859 ; composed by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir, Liza Lehmann.
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