Edward FitzGerald, the devotee of literature in the 19th century, repeated to read Rubayyat (Persian Four-Line Poems) by Omar Khayyam, a wine-loving astronomer & poet in the Middle Ages, who was in search for the mystery of the universe & the meaning of life. FitzGerald revised his own English translation at least 5 times; the last one was published after his death. Let's read the 1st verse of the 1st edition with his footnote:
Awake ! For Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the stars to Flight:
And lo ! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan’s Turret in a Noose of Light.
Flinging a stone into the cup was a signal “To Horse!” in the desert.