The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – Quatrain 12 read by Conrad Cecil

Listen to actor Conrad Cecil reading from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, in Edward FitzGerald’s 1859 First Edition. These recordings were made to accompany our publication of Khayyam’s verses, hand printed on our Albion presses, at the Petrarch Press, California.…

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – Quatrain 12 read by Conrad Cecil

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Listen to actor Conrad Cecil reading from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, in Edward FitzGerald’s 1859 First Edition.

These recordings were made to accompany our publication of Khayyam’s verses, hand printed on our Albion presses, at the Petrarch Press, California.

Quatrain 12

“How sweet is mortal Sovranty!” – think some:
Others – “How blest the Paradise to come!”
Ah, take the Cash in hand and wave the Rest;
Oh, the brave Music of a distant Drum!

Filmed by Natasha Bakaeva and produced by Conrad Cecil. © Copyright 2020 The Petrarch Press. All Rights Reserved.

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