So while the Vessels one by one were speaking, [One spied the little Crescent]1 all were seeking: And then they jogg'd each other, "Brother! Brother!" [Hark to]2 the Porter's Shoulder-knot a-creaking!"
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1 second edition: "One spied the little Crescent" ; third and fourth editions: "The little Moon look'd in that"
2 second, third, and fourth editions: "Now for"
- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, First Edition, no. 66, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 97, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 90, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 90, first published 1859 [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), "So while the Vessels one by one were speaking", published  [soli, chorus, and orchestra], from Omar Khayyám, Part III, no. 9, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [text not verified]
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