rubáiyát omar khayyám quotes

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'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
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And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky,
Whereunder crawling coop't we live and die,
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Alas that Spring should vanish with the rose,
That youth's sweet manuscript should close.
Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why:
Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
Oh, the brave Music of a distant Drum!
You know, my Friends, with what a brave Carouse
I made a Second Marriage in my house;
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The Grape that can with Logic absolute The Two-and-Seventy jarring Sects confute.
Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse--and Thou
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Indeed the Idols I have loved so long
Have done my credit in this World much wrong:
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Some for the Glories of This World; and some
Sigh for the Prophet's Paradise to come;
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