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

And fear not lest Existence closing your
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
And fear not lest Existence closing your
Account, [should lose, or know the type]1 no more;
The Eternal Sáki from [that]2 Bowl has pour'd 
Millions of Bubbles like us, and will pour.

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1 third edition: "and mine, should know the like"
2 third edition: "the"


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