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Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur

Omar Khayyám (1048-1131)

1. Introduction & preface
2. Quatrains 1 - 101
3. Quatrains 102 - 200
4. Quatrains 201 - 299
5. Quatrains 300 - 401
6. Quatrains 402 - 500
7. Quatrains 501 - 599
8. Quatrains 600 - 701
9. Quatrains 702 - 815
10. Quatrains 816 - 878

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Summary

In 1906, Eben Francis Thompson,scholar and poet, published a limited edition of his translation of the Quatrains of Omar Khayyam. This edition contains 878 quatrains, and represents the most extensive translation of Omar's rubai in any language.In the Introduction, Nathan Haskell Dole writes: Mr Thompson has put into English verse this whole body of Persian poetry. It is a marvel of close translation, accurate and satisfactory. He has succeeded in doing exactly what he set out to do - to add nothing and to take nothing away, but to put into the typical quatrain, as determined by Fitzgerald and others, exactly what Omar and his unknown imitators said.