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Omar Khayyam: There was the Door

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Omar Khayyam: There was the Door
 
 
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There was the Door to which I found no Key;
There was the Veil through which I might not see:
Some little talk awhile of Me and Thee
There was — and then no more of Thee and Me.


(Omar Khayyám)
 

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Quote Source and Recommended Reading:

'The Rubáyát of Omar Khayyám'
by Edward FitzGerald (Author)

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Description:


One of the best-known, most often quoted English classics. Edward FitzGerald's free translation of skeptical, hedonistic verse attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1122), Persian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. The 5th edition incorporates FitzGerald's handwritten changes in the 4th edition, and is traditionally printed with the 1st edition. Notes explaining Persian names and unfamiliar terms.
 
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