The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – Quatrain 14 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 14 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 14

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.

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

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