Earth could not answer; nor the Seas that mourn In flowing Purple, of their Lord forlorn: Nor rolling Heaven, with all his Signs reveal’d And hidden by the sleeve of Night and Morn.
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- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 33, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 33 [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) , no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 36, first published 1868 ; composed by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir.
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