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THE RUBAIYAT, 1879 EDITION: 16, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The worldly hope men set their hearts upon
Last Line: Lighting a little hour or two -- is gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Khayyam, Omar
Subject(s): Freedom; Religion; Time; Liberty; Theology


The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon
Turns Ashes -- or it prospers; and anon,
Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty Face,
Lighting a little hour or two -- is gone.




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