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" Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays: Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays. "
The Burden of the Balkans - Page 132
by Mary Edith Durham - 1905 - 331 pages
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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer-poet of Persia

Omar Khayyam, Edward FitzGerald - 1859 - 21 pages
...XLV1II. While the Rose blows along the River Brink, With old Khayyam the Ruby Vintage drink : XLIX. 'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days Where...: Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays. The Ball no Question makes of Ayes and Noes, But Right or Left...
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A record of thoughts on religious, political, social, and personal subjects ...

John Burley Waring - 1873
...magic shadow show, Play'd in a box whose candle is the sun, Round which we phantom figures come and go. 'Tis all a chequer-board of nights and days, Where...plays; Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the closet lays." Thus sad are Omar's strains; but we, in place of mournful...
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The British and Foreign Evangelical Review, Volume 27

Theology - 1878
...effort. Men were but playthings in the hands of a pitiless, or at least a capricious destiny. " TIB all a chequer-board of nights and days, Where Destiny...; Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the closet lays. " The ball no question makes of Ayes and Noes, But right or...
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The Faith of Islam

Edward Sell - Islam - 1880 - 269 pages
...seemed to rule all the affairs of men. A pitiless destiny shaped out the course of each human being. " 'Tis all a chequer-board of nights and days Where...: Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the closet lays. The moving finger writes ; and, having writ, Moves on : nor...
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The British Chess Magazine, Volumes 10-11

Chess - 1890
...(translated by Edward Fitzgerald), says, writing in the twelfth century of our era : — This world's a Chequer-board of Nights and Days Where Destiny,...plays; Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the cupboard lays. And a modern Persian rhymester says of the chess King : —...
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Works, Volume 1

Edward FitzGerald - 1887
...when the Angel with his darker Draught Draws up to Thee — take that, and do not shrink. XLIX T is all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days Where Destiny...\ Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays. The Ball no Question makes of Ayes and Noes, But Right or Left,...
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Works of Edward FitzGerald, Volume 1

Edward FitzGerald - 1887
...when the Angel with his darker Draught Draws up to Thee — take that, and do not shrink. XLIX 'T is all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days Where Destiny...: Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays. The Ball no Question makes of Ayes and Noes, But Right or Left,...
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Biographical preface. Omar Khayyám's grave. Ohmar Khayyám's life. Ohmar ...

Edward FitzGerald - 1887
...that, and do not shrink. • XLIX 'T is all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days Where Destiny \vith Men for Pieces plays : Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays. The Ball no Question makes of Ayes and Noes, But Right or Left,...
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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, in English Verse

Omar Khayyam - Persian poetry - 1888 - 124 pages
...wJien the Angel with his darker Draught Draws up to Thee — take that, and do not shrink. XLIX ' T is all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days Where Destiny...: Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays. L The Ball no Question makes of Ayes and Noes, But Right or...
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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, in English Verse

Omar Khayyam - Persian poetry - 1888 - 124 pages
...his darker Draught Draws up to Thee — take that, and do not shrink. XLIX 'T is all a Clicquer-board of Nights and Days Where Destiny with Men for Pieces...: Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays. L The Ball no Question makes of Ayes and Noes, But Right or...
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