by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122)
Translation by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883)

Why, all the Saints and Sages who...
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
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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