And much as Wine has play'd the Infidel, And robb'd me of my Robe of Honour -- well, I [often wonder]1 what the Vintners buy One half so precious as the [Goods]2 they sell.
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1 third and fourth editions: "wonder often"
2 second edition: "ware" ; third and fourth edition: "stuff"
- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, First Edition, no. 71, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 103, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 95, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 95, 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]
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), "And much as Wine has play'd the Infidel", published  [soli, chorus, and orchestra], from Omar Khayyám, Part III, no. 14, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [text not verified]
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