Excerpt from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: And the Salaman and Absal of Jami; Rendered Into English Verse Omar Khayyam was born at Naishapur in Khorasan in the latter half of our Eleventh, and died within the First Quarter of our Twenlfth Century. The slender Story of his Life is curiously twined about that of the two other very considerable Figure in their Time and Country: one of whom tells the Story of all Three. This was Nizam ul Mulk, Vizyr to Alp Arslan the Son, and Malik Shah the Grandson, of Toghrul Beg the Tartar, who had wrested Persia from the feeble that Seljukian Dynasty which finally roused Europe into the Crusades. This Nizam ul Mulk, in his Wasvyat - or Testament - which he wrote and left as a Memorial for future Statement - relates the following, as quoted in the Calcutta Review, No. 59, from Mirkhond's Histroy of the Assassins. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at...

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