[41] For "Is" and "Is-not" though with Rule and Line

by Omar Khayyam

English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi

For "Is" and "Is-not" though with Rule and Line,
And "Up-and-down" without, I could define,
     I yet in all I only cared to know,
Was never deep in anything but -- Wine.

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

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41] For "Is" and