Ah, but my Computations, People say, [Have squared the Year to human compass, eh? If so, by]1 striking from the Calendar Unborn To-morrow and dead Yesterday.
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1 third and fourth editions: "Reduced the Year to better reckoning? -- Nay,/ 'Twas only"
- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 59, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 57, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 57, 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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- by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "Ah, but my Computations, People say", published 1906 [soli, chorus, and orchestra], from Omar Khayyám, Part I, no. 57, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [text not verified]
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