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

And much as Wine has play'd the Infidel
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
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"

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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-22
Line count: 4
Word count: 33