The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


Pictures from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald; With illustrations photographed from life studies by Adelaide Hanscom and Blanche Cumming. Published in New York Dodge Publishing Co. 1905, 1912

I have scanned only only a few of these. As always, let me know (liam at holoweb dot net; for faster response mention the colour of your socks) if you would like more from this book.

There is an entry in the Nuttall Encyclopædia for Edward Fitzgerald and another for Dante.

[picture: A Ruby kindles in the vine]

A Ruby kindles in the vine

Now the New Year reviving old Desires,
The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires,
Where the WHITE HAND of MOSES on the Bough
Puts out, and Jesus from the ground suspires. [more...] [$]

[picture: Fill the cup that clears]

Fill the cup that clears

Ah, my Beloved, fill the cup that clears
TO-DAY of past Regrets and future Fears—
    Tomorrow? - Why, To-morrow I may be
    Myself with Yesterday’s Sev’n Thousand Years. [more...] [$]

[picture: Myself when young]

Myself when young

Myself when young did eagerly frequent
Doctor and Saint, and heard great Argument
About it and about: but evermore
came out by the same door as in I went. [more...] [$]

[picture: Earth Could Not Answer]

Earth Could Not Answer

Earth could not answer; nor the Seas that mourn
In flowing Purple, of their Lord forlorn;
Nor rolling Heaven, with all his Signs reveal’d
And hidden by the sleeve of Night and Morn. [more...] [$]

[picture: A Potter thumping his wet clay]

A Potter thumping his wet clay

think the Vessel, that with fugitive
Articulation answer’d, once did live,
And drink; and Ah! the passive Lip I kiss’d,
How many Kisses might it take—and give! [more...] [$]

[picture: Poured Millions of Bubbles]
[picture: Lured with hope of some Diviner Drink]

Lured with hope of some Diviner Drink

The mighty Mahmud, Allah-breathing Lord,
That all the misbelieving and black Horde
Of Fears and Sorrows that infest the Soul
Scatters before him with his whirlwind Sword. [more...] [$]

[picture: Helpless Pieces of the Game he Plays]

Helpless Pieces of the Game he Plays

In the picture, an old white-bearded man wearing a green robe and headband is holding one hand aloft and beckoning with the other. [more...] [$]

[picture: Did the Hand then of the Potter shake]

Did the Hand then of the Potter shake

A boy or young man kneels, wearing only a loin-cloth: he is bare-chested and barefoot. He is a potter, holding a cup. [more...] [$]

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