So when at last the Angel of the drink Of Darkness finds you by the river-brink, And, proffering his Cup, invites your Soul Forth to your Lips to quaff it -- do not shrink.
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- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 46, first published 1868 [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, Third Edition, no. 43, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 43, first published 1872 GER ; composed by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir, Liza Lehmann, James Hotchkiss Rogers.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Friedrich (or Fritz) Rosen (1856 - 1935) ENG ENG ENG ; composed by Boris Blacher.
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