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FitzGerald versions

Comparative tables of FitzGerald's versions of the rubaiyat date back from the editions by Macmillan, edited by W.A. Wright in 1890 and later. The multivariorum editions edited by N.H. Dole and published in 1896 also contained comparative tables. A.J. Arberry produced a table indicating the sources in the Ouseley and Calcutta manuscripts of FitzGerald's quatrains. That table only shows the numbers that correspond with the quatrains from FitzGerald's first version of 1859. Now this table has been enlarged with the numbers of the quatrains in the second and third/fourth version.
In 1997 Christopher Decker published a critical edition of the Rubáiyát, as translated by FitzGerald. A substantial part of the book is Appendix I: "Comparative texts, with a table of the sequence of quatrains in the Rubáiyát". This chapter consists of a section "Comparative texts", followed by paragraph "Table: Sequence of Quatrains in the Rubáiyát".

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185918681872-79Latin*
1 1 1
2 2 2
3 3 3
4 4 4
5 5 5
6 6 6
7 7 7
8 9 9
9 10 10
10 11 11
11 12 12 17
12 13 13 7
13 15 14
14 17 16
15 16 15 12
16 18 17
17 19 18
18 24 19 25
19 25 20
20 21 21
21 22 22
22 23 23
23 26 26
24 27 25
25 29 26 3
26 66 63
27 30 27 22
28 31 28 22
29 32 29
30 33 30 27
31 34 31
32 35 32
33 37 34
34 38 35 24
35 39 36 14
36 40 37 11
37 28
38 49 48
39 56 54
40 57 55
41 58 56
42 60 58
43 61 59
44 62 60 20
45
46 73 68
47 45 42 19
48 46 43
49 74 69
50 75 70
51 76 71 23
52 78 72
53 79 73 29
54 81 75
55 82 76
56 83 77
57 87 80
58 88 81
59 89 82 2
60 94 87
61 91 84
62 92 85
63 93 86
64 95 88
65 96 89
66 97 90
67 98 91
68 100 92
69 101 93
70 102 94
71 103 95
72 104 96
73 108 99
74 109 100 15
75 110 101
n1 20 n1
n1 n1 n2
p1 p1 p1
p2 69 44
p3 70 45
8 8
14
28
36 33
41 38
42 39
43 40
44
47 46
48 47
50 49
51 50
52 51
53 52
54 53
55 41
59 57
63 61
64 62
65
67 64
68 65
71 66
72 67
77
80 74
84 78
85 79
86
90 83
99
105 97
106 98
107

Note

The corresponding numbers for the Latin verses are taken from the edition by E. Denison Ross (1938) and by A.J. Arberry (1959).