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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7356
AUTHOR:James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
QUOTATION:These pearls of thought in Persian gulfs were bred,
Each softly lucent as a rounded moon;
The diver Omar plucked them from their bed,
FitzGerald strung them on an English thread.
ATTRIBUTION:In a Copy of Omar Khayyam.
 

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