[For some]1 we [loved]2, the loveliest and [the]3 best That [from his Vintage rolling Time has prest]4, Have drunk their Cup a Round or two before, And one by one crept silently to rest.
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1 first edition: "Lo! some"; Lehmann: "Lo, some"
2 Lehmann: "lov'd"
3 omitted in the first edition; also omitted by Lehmann.
4 first edition: "Time and Fate of all their Vintage prest"
- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, First Edition, no. 21, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 22, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 22, second and third editions, first published 1859 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Persian (Farsi) by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122) [text unavailable]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "For some we loved, the loveliest and the best", published 1906 [ soli, chorus, and orchestra ], from Omar Khayyám, Part I, no. 22, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [sung text not yet checked]
- by Redgewell Dansie , "Reverie", published 1919 [ voice and piano ], from Songs from "Omar Khayyám", no. 2, London : Augener [sung text not yet checked]
- by Elisabeth Charlotta Henrietta Ernestina Sonntag (1866 - 1950), "For some we loved, the loveliest and the best", published 1925, first performed 1925 [ voice and piano or orchestra ], from Vanitas Vanitatum, song-cycle from "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" in the translation of Edward Fitzgerald, no. 5, as Else Headlam-Morley [sung text checked 1 time]
This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
- by Liza Lehmann (1862 - 1918), "They say the Lion and the Lizard keep", 1896 [ SATB quartet and piano ], from In a Persian Garden, no. 18
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- Also set in English, a translation by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883) , no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 22 ; composed by Henry Houseley, James Hotchkiss Rogers.
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