After a momentary silence spake Some Vessel of a more ungainly Make; "They sneer at me for leaning all awry: "What! did the Hand then of the Potter shake?"
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- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 86, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 86, first published 1872 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Persian (Farsi) by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122) [text unavailable]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "After a momentary silence spake", published  [soli, chorus, and orchestra], from Omar Khayyám, Part III, no. 5, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- Also set in English, a translation by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883) , no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, First Edition, no. 63, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 93, first published 1859 ; composed by Don Murray.
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