Edward Fitzgerald (31 March 1809 – 14 June 1883 / Suffolk / England)
Edward FitzGerald was an English poet and writer, best known as the poet of the first and most famous English translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
Fitzgerald was born near Woodbridge, Suffolk. He was one of eight children and his parents owned a number of estates in England and Ireland. He was educated at the King Edward VI Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge.
He spent most of his life in Suffolk where he lived the life of a country gentleman rarely travelling, except to London. He lived for sixteen years on his family estate at Boulge and spent the remainder of his life in Woodbridge.
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''The moving finger writes; and having writ,Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883), British writer, poet, translator. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, stanza 71 (1859). On the unalterability of the past...
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.''
With earth's first clay they did the last man knead,Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883), British writer, poet, and translator. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, stanza 73 (1859). Classic expression of determi...
There of the last harvest sowed the seed,
And what the first morning of creation wrote,
The last dawn of reckoning shall read....