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Don’t forget Edward FitzGerald’s birthday!

March 31, 2018

Today, 31st March marks the 209th anniversary of Edward FitzGerald’s birth in 1809.  It is also the 159th anniversary of the publication in 1859 of the first edition of his famous version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.  So this is the day to raise a glass and toast the memory of  a Victorian gentleman from Suffolk who gave great treasures to the world.  His legacy lives on with us today.

Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
The Winter Garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly—and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing.

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  1. SIMON R. GLADDISH permalink
    March 31, 2018 3:09 pm

    Edward FitzGerald shares a birthday with another of my heroes, Rene Descartes. Different year, of course.

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