[12] "How sweet is mortal Sovranty!" -- think some

by Omar Khayyam

English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi

"How sweet is mortal Sovranty!" -- think some:
Others -- "How blest the Paradise to come!"
     Ah, take the Cash in hand and waive the Rest;
Oh, the brave Music of a distant Drum!

-- from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam / Translated by Edward FitzGerald

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