Purcell, Edward Marlborough
Born: Mar 31, 1809 AD
Died: 1883 AD, at 74 years of age.
1809 - Born on March 31st in Bredfield House in Suffolk. English writer, best known for his Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, which, though it is a very free adaptation and selection from the Persian poet's verses, stands on its own as a classic of English literature.
1854 - His first book, “Euphranor”, a dialogue on youth, appeared when he was 42.
1859 - Fitzgerald's "Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám" was published.
1883 - Died on June 14th in Merton, Norfolk.
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