From The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Look to the Rose that blows about us--"Lo,
Laughing," she says, "into the World I blow:
At once the silken Tassel of my Purse
Tear, and its Treasure on the Garden throw."
The Rubaiyat bears rereading every so often for its good advice.
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