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Brief author info: Omar Khayyam (1048-1122) Persian poet and astronomer Famed as one of greatest composers of rubdiydt. or quatrains; also mathematician; known for scientific achievements in his own land. Born in Nishapur; after education, went to Samarkand, where wrote important work on algebra; Seljuq sultan became his patron, inviting him to make astronomical calculations for reform of calendar, and to work on observatory in Isfahan. Later became court astrologer. Literary work remained largely unrecognized until Edward Fitzgerald translated and arranged the quatrains into the Rubdiydt of Omar Khayyam (1859), which eventually gained worldwide attention.
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Strange, is it not? that of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the Road, Which to discover we must travel too.
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
Ah, take the Cash, and let the Credit go, Nor heed the rumble of a distant Drum!
If I don't enjoy myself now, when shall I?
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all Thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
Ah, Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire, Would not we shatter it to bits-and then Re-mould it nearer to the Heart's Desire!
Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why; Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
I wonder often what the Vintners buy One half so precious as the stuff they sell.
Better be jocund with the fruitful Grape Than sadden after none, or bitter, Fruit.
Dust into Dust, and under Dust to lie, Sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer, and-sans End!
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