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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4654
AUTHOR:Sir William Jones (1746–1794)
QUOTATION:Go boldly forth, my simple lay,
Whose accents flow with artless ease,
Like orient pearls at random strung. 1
ATTRIBUTION:A Persian Song of Hafiz.
 
Note 1.
’T was he that ranged the words at random flung,
Pierced the fair pearls and them together strung.
Eastwick: Anvari Suhaili. (Translated from Firdousi.) [back]
 

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