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Yet more on Cecil G Trew and her illustrated Rubaiyat

November 18, 2015

Bob Forrest has sent us a copy of the second Trew illustration for quatrain 17 of FitzGerald’s Rubaiyat, fourth edition.  This comes from of copy of Trew’s Reveries, in the UCLA Library.  We show this illustration below, together with Bob’s other version for comparison – the UCLA image comes first.  For reference the relevant quatrain is as follows.

Think, in this batter’d Caravanserai /Whose Portals are alternate Night and Day,

How Sultán after Sultán with his Pomp /Abode his Destin’d Hour, and went his way.

v.17 (2nd version)

 

 

 

 

 

 

JH Trew No 17

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