Another old book I found in a box of old books my parents found at an estate sale, whixh they let me holdnon to:
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám, 1937 Edition of Edward Fitzgerald’s translation of the works attributed to the Persian poet/astronomer.

“I sent my Soul through the Invisible, 
Some letter of that After-life to spell: 
And by and by my Soul return’d to me, 
And answer’d “I Myself am Heav’n and Hell:”

“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit. Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”

“The Grape that can with Logic absolute 
The Two-and-Seventy jarring Sects confute: 
The sovereign Alchemist that in a trice 
Life’s leaden metal into Gold transmute”

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