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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9197
AUTHOR:Omar Khayyam (fl. 11th cent.)
QUOTATION:And this I know: whether the one True Light
Kindle to Love, or Wrath-consume me quite,
  One Flash of It within the Tavern caught
Better than in the Temple lost outright.
ATTRIBUTION:Rubáiyát. Stanza lxxvii.
 

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