Said one among them -- "Surely not in vain," My Substance from the common Earth was ta'en, "That He who subtly wrought me into Shape "Should stamp me back to shapeless Earth again?"
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- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 91, 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, Fourth Edition, no. 84, first published 1879 ; composed by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir.
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