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

Oh, Thou, who didst with Pitfall and...
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Oh, Thou, who didst with Pitfall and with Gin
Beset the Road I was to wander in,
Thou wilt not [Predestination]1 round
[Enmesh me, and]2 impute my Fall to Sin?

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1 second and third editions: "Predestin'd Evil" ; fourth edition: "Predestined Evil"
2 second, third, and fourth editions: "Enmesh, and then"


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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-22
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Word count: 30