[64] Said one -- "Folks of a surly Tapster tell

by 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

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64] Said one