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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9194
AUTHOR:Omar Khayyam (fl. 11th cent.)
QUOTATION:A Moment’s Halt—a momentary taste
Of BEING from the Well amid the Waste—
  And, Lo! the phantom Caravan has reach’d
The NOTHING it set out from. Oh, make haste!
ATTRIBUTION:Rubáiyát. Stanza xlviii.
 

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