Edward Fitzgerald Poems
- The Dream Called Life From the Spanish of Pedro Calderon de ...
- On Anne Allen The wind blew keenly from the Western sea, And...
- Rubáiyát Of Omar Khayyám I AWAKE! for Morning in the ...
- From The Rubáiyát Of Omar Khay...
- The Meadows In Spring 'Tis a dull sight To see the year ...
- Old Song TIS a dull sight To see the year...
- From Omar Khayyam I A BOOK of Verses underneath the ...
Edward FitzGerald was an English poet and writer, best known as the poet of the first and most famous English translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
Fitzgerald was born near Woodbridge, Suffolk. He was one of eight children and his parents owned a number of estates in England and Ireland. He was educated at the King Edward VI Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge.
He spent most of his life in Suffolk where he lived the life of a country gentleman rarely travelling, except to London. He lived for sixteen years on his family estate at Boulge and spent the remainder of his life in Woodbridge.
In 1850 he married the daughter of the ... more »
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The Dream Called Life
From the Spanish of Pedro Calderon de la Barca
A dream it was in which I found myself.
And you that hail me now, then hailed me king,
In a brave palace that was all my own,
Within, and all without it, mine; until,
Drunk with excess of majesty and pride,
Methought I towered so big and swelled so wide
That of myself I burst the glittering bubble
Which my ambition had about me blown,
And all again was darkness. Such a dream
As this, in which I may be walking now,
Dispensing solemn justice to you shadows,
Who make believe to listen; but anon