Said one -- "Folks of a surly Tapster tellby Omar Khayyam
English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi
Said one -- "Folks of a surly Tapster tell,
"And daub his Visage with the Smoke of Hell;
"They talk of some strict Testing of us --Pish!
"He's a Good Fellow, and 't will all be well."
|-- from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam / Translated by Edward FitzGerald|