"How sweet is mortal Sovranty!" -- think some: Others -- "How blest the Paradise to come!" Ah, take the Cash in hand and wave the Rest; Oh, the brave Music of a distant Drum!
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- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, First Edition, no. 12, 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]
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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. 13, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 13, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 13, first published 1868 ; composed by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir.
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