[25] Why, all the Saints and Sages who discuss'd

by Omar Khayyam

English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi

Why, all the Saints and Sages who discuss'd
Of the Two Worlds so learnedly, are thrust
     Like foolish Prophets forth; their Works to Scorn
Are scatter'd, and their Mouths are stopt with Dust.


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

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