Weber, Carl J.
Preparing for the Centenary of Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat. Carl J. Weber.
Colby Library Quarterly, 5 (1959) 1, p. 5-14.
When The Variorum and Definitive Edition of the Poetical and Prose Writings of Edward FitzGerald was published with an Introduction by Edmund Gosse, there seemed little doubt about the date of publication of the Rubdiyat. With an assurance that seemed based on certitude, Gosse referred to "the now so-precious pamphlet which Quaritch issued stillborn on the 15th of February, 1859."