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

Thus with the Dead as with the Living,...
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Thus with the Dead as with the Living, What?
And Why? so ready, but the Wherefor not, 
One on a sudden peevishly exclaim'd,
"Which is the Potter, pray, and which the Pot?"

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