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Privately printed for the use of the 

Members of the Omar Khayy^ Club of America 


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Young's Hotel, Boston 
APRIL I, 1922 


In 1921 the Club issued a quite full account of its activities 
in a volume entitled "Twenty years of the Omar Khayyam Club 
of America. ' ' This book was placed in some 125 college and pub- 
lic libraries of the United States. As it is unlikely that any furth- 
er large volumes will be called for, the Club officers propose to ex- 
ercise their privilege of issuing, from time to time, when so in- 
clined and the occasion seems to require it, separate unconnected 
brochures, similar to this. 

This affords a simple method for preserving literary papers, 
poems and attractive artistic efforts that may be furnished by mem- 
bers at Club sessions. Founded upon congeniality and common 
interest in Omar, the Club thrives through the years, its full blown 
rose of blood hue in the ancient Persian vase never lacking at its 


The varying seasons come and go again — 
Snow, blossoms, fruit and then — the snow again ! 

But memories sweet of those we love 
Live ever as rivers flow and flow again! 

So thou, our Omar, tho' we never heard thy voice, 
Dost make us in thy written magic word rejoice ! 
We're here to drink in dear fraternal cheer 
In fragrant wine, with roses ministered, most choice! 

Nathan Haskell Dole. 



By Henry Harmon Chamherlin 

After a meeting of the Omar Khayyam Club of America at 
Worcester, Nov. 26, 1921. Read before Chile Club, Dec. 10, 1921. 

Though Drudgery to his use our being bends 
And Gain and Fame vouchsafe no anodyne, 
Yet many a cheerful moment makes amends 
When we in goodly fellowship combine. 
When Ellis smiles and tells you he feels fine, 
Grinnell and Crandon turn their hearts to play. 
And Chamberlin the Transcript doth resign. 
There's naught can take those memories away. 


The rosy crowned hour enchantment lends 
To Omar and his gospel of the vine. 
Dole, with jovial pun, his genius blends, 
And Eben's orient soul with joy doth shine; 
And Lanman, as from rich Golconda's mine 
Brings nuggets of old wisdom, grave and gay; 
By happy chance, I met you, comrades mine, 
And naught can take your memories away. 


The proverb says, ' ' Old books, old wine, old friends. ' ' 
But sometimes empty seems the printed line. 
Bereavement for us all, some day portends. 
Years take our Youth and Congress takes our wine. 
But though ten thousand ills our spirits pine, 
And drain our lives of promise, day by day, 
"We'll meet Fate's challenge with this countersign: 
**You cannot take our memories away." 


Burrage, our bounteous prince, whose kindly shrine 
We visit, pilgrims on a holiday, 
"While lives the soul that makes men half divine, 
Time cannot take your memory away. 


Bead before the Omar Khayyam Club of America by William B 
Scofield, April 2, 1921 

He may be happy whose desire is but to please himself — for 
though his purpose may not fully be achieved, it surely will be 
prospered now and then ; but if the day should come when he grows 
weary of himself, then will he strive no more for anything but fall 
to ruin and to mould. 

He is often happy whose one thought is for his friends. He 
shall know full days of willing sacrifice; and yet his friends may 
turn from his sweet ministry and then how shall he, rejected, face 
the coming days? 

He only is secure who strives to please himself and friends; 
who gains and gives. Then, if his good gifts are prized he says — 
' ' 'Tis well ! ' ' And if his bounty pleases none he says — * * 'Tis 
well, for it was service that I loved ' ' ; and if his friends depart he 
still says "It is well, for the ever satisfying task abides with me 
and I will still labor for my pleasure and for theirs. That task 
shall be my staff and shield and comrade to the end. ' ' 

Sad, severed from the sea, a raindrop sighed, 
And, smiling gently, thus the sea replied, 
"A part of God are we, but seem apart 
When Alif, moving, doth our union hide. 

Geoege Rob. 



Maintain thy stature in men's eyes. If driven 
On Fortune's breakers hope not to be shriven. 
Crimes, vices, follies, these may be condoned ; 
Misfortune only may not be forgiven. 

We know rich Dives is a boor, debased and dissipated, 
And that by men of caliber a brainless knave he's rated. 
He 's vicious, but he 's liberal ; and when we chance to meet him 
With unrestrained urbanity and deference we greet him. 
Poor Lazarus, who ranked us all in qualities and merit, 
Who seemed all gifts of Fortune and all virtues to inherit, 
Has lost his wealth, his health, his grip, and though we can't de- 
spise him. 
We meet his greeting with a nod, and barely recognize him. 
The reason is not far to seek: 'Tis POWER we're respecting; 
The powerless and useless wight, 'tis he whom we're neglecting. 
Dives may be of service, his propensities alarm us, 
While Lazarus, now down and out, can neither help nor harm us. 

There's Croesus, whose vast wealth is gained by profiteer oppres- 
Resentful millions through the land succumb to his obsession. 
The searing brand of Greed on every enterprise he touches. 
With just enough respect for law to keep out of its clutches, 
Injustice, misery and hate have marked his operations. 
No golden rule or moral law disturbed his machinations. 
Retired from trade he hides behind the leanest of devices. 
Claims that his wicked partners fix low pay and graceless prices. 
A word from him, and their predations would be dissipated ; 
They but pursue the policies that he inaugurated. 
He seeks to square extortion with sonorous contributions 
To scientific, cultural and pious institutions. 
These and a sycophantic press extol his benefactions, 

And voices long attuned to praise would chorus the decision 
With smothered scorn in craven hearts ignoble victims cower 
In base subservience before the golden shrine of Power. 

But should calamity befall, misfortune overtake him, 

And on the whirling wheel of Fate should tardy Justice break him, 

We 'd hear resounding howls of exultation and derision. 

And voices long attuned to praise would chorus the decision 

That, shorn of power, the helpless wretch should hang as high as 

Haman ; 
That his career is paralleled by that of the highwayman 
Who would assuage the pangs of conscience that he winces under 
By doling to the needy a large portion of his plunder. 
His philanthropic record would be scoffed at or forgotten, 
The common verdict be pronounced — Croesus was always rotten; 
And Croesus, humbled, wrecked, despised, a figure to disgust one, 
Confessing to his sordid soul the judgment was a just one. 
Would shrink beneath the world's disdain and, sensing his pollu- 
Dread lest just Heaven hath in store more drastic retribution. 
And here is Vado : He a mighty industry hath founded ; 
On straight, sound business principles his processes are grounded. 
He stands for even justice to himself and to his neighbor. 
Holds Capital should have its due, and so should faithful Labor. 
He figures out an equitable course and straightway sets it ; 
He pays full toll for service, demands full return, and gets it. 
His hold on righteous measures and square dealing ne'er relaxes; 
He asks no favors, wrongs no man, and doesn't shirk his taxes. 
His fertile brain is constantly evolving great emprises, 
The common good an element in all that he devises. 

To him his neighbor is the man his sphere of action reaches. 

He neither sits in judgment nor admonishes nor preaches. 

He mouths no moral platitudes, proclaims no smug vagaries, 

Supports no futile charities, no meddling missionaries. 

Dictates no creed, exacts no pledge, lays down no rules of action. 

And leaves to each man's judgment the pursuit of satisfaction. 

The benefits which he bestows involve no sacrifices 

Of pride or independence, and diminish crime and vices. 


Contented workmen, happy homes and comforts he's assuring, 

Blessings substantial, practical, ennobling and enduring; 

For he whose influence benign doth fill an ample roster 

Of homes with wholesome attributes which peace and plenty foster 

Doth benefit posterity more than all contributions 

To scientific, cultural and pious institutions. 

Should revolutionary forces swamp him in reverses, 

Wails, heartfelt, Heaven-reaching, would drown Greed's exultant 

And multitudes of loyal souls would honor, love and bless him. 
No sore regrets, no fears, no pricking conscience would distress him. 
Courageous, undismayed, submissive without vain repining 
To Fate's decree, no whit his sturdy manliness resigning. 
Failure would not dishearten him nor poverty disable ; 
With mind and vigor unimpaired and will indomitable 
He'd buckle down and win success in some new high endeavor, 
For spirits such as Vado's hold their poise and force forever. 
Derided by the predatory powers and their minions, 
Esteemed by all right-minded men who form their own opinions, 
His venerated name is writ on Honor's fairest pages. 
And Vado's enviable fame will ring clear through the ages. 

My son, I have no fear you'll follow Dives' base example, 
And Croesus' methods you'll disdain, for reasons clear and ample. 
Keep Vado's noble record well in mind, and emulate him. 
Heed not the fulminations of the profiteers who rate him, 
Nor weakling journalists who harp on small peculiarities. 
Ignoring great achievements and good works more blest than char- 
Go, seek Success ; with constant zeal and diligence you '11 find it ; 
But let not its attainment leave a slimy trail behind it. 
The quest of pow'r through wealth and fame is laudable ambition. 
Since Wisdom is the greatest pow'r, the richest acquisition, 
Seek Wisdom first. She'll bid you lay a solid, sane foundation 
On self-respect, the golden rule, fair play and toleration. 
Then search out Opportunity with clear and piercing vision, 
And when you see it grapple it with promptness and decision. 
'Tis in the open, everywhere, you've but to recognize it, 

And if of clean though humble aspect welcome it and prize it, 

And bend your tireless energies through every wakeful minute 

To its exploitation, and get all that' there is in it. 

Should its return be light regret and disappointment smother; 

You'll find one opportunity will guide you to another, 

And in good time you'll strike a lead that will develop treasure 

That crowns your labors with success in satisfying measure — 

In satisfying measure, since in every operation 

You've borne in mind the golden rule, fair play and toleration. 


One underlying purpose prompts all men's directed action; 
Of all ambitions, hopes, desires, the goal is Satisfaction. 
From youth to hoary age we strive unceasingly to gain it, 
Though do our best and be our best we never quite attain it. 
The unjust, the uncharitable, slaves of greed who covet. 
The hypocrite, the debauchee, know very little of it. 
And even kindl}- Vado, prudent, just, serene, successful, 
Eight worthy of its solace, knows long sleepless hours distressful. 

But be your best and do your best and you may well deserve it, 
May reach a point near to the great objective, and preserve it. 
No grim dread of reverses, no disaster, can appal you ; 
A lofty soul will be your stay whatever may befall you. 
Should the capricious goddess frown, misfortune overtake you. 
Your labor and high hopes prove vain and wealth and health for- 
sake you. 
If for a time disheartened don 't let anybody know it. 
If keenly conscious of your disadvantages don 't show it. 
And don 't, like nerveless Lazarus, repining and despairing. 
Feel down and out, or lose your grip, however ill you're faring. 

Let his experience and fate enlighten you and warn you. 

Some, fawning in prosperity, may now ignore or scorn you ; 

An old-time friend may pass you by as though he never knew you ; 

And don't expect a helping hand to be extended to you, 

For, rated an unfortunate, your salt has lost its savor, 

And onlj^ the potential can command or merit favor. 

But, dignified and calm of mien, suave, cordial, unaffected, 



By all discriminating souls who recognize in merit 
More excellence than in the store men gather or inherit ; 
And though the thoughtless rabble, Power's votaries, may slight 

A consciousness of rectitude will solace and requite you. 



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From Nothing springs the wondrcus Soul sublime 
That, clothed in human form, on Earth appears, 
And staggers briefly on amid the years. 
Knows Life's mysterious throb, its joys, its fears, 
And then is lost in the abyss of Time. 


Yet naught within the range of human mind, — 
No force is lost tho ' changed in form and name — 
The smallest atom ne'er aught else became — 
The Summer's heat in Winter is the same 
Altho ' 'tis fled and we are left behind. 


Thus know we well 'tis not a final goal 

Life reaches when the hour has come to die. 

When man has drawn his last expiring sigh 

And loving hands have closed the sightless eye. 

Forever lives, though endless ages roll, 

The Force of Life, the great mysterious Soul. 

George Roe, 

San Antonio, Texas. 




From the Boston Evening Transcript, April 2, 1921 
{With five illustrations) 

The Boston Organization Celebrates Its Twentieth Anniversary 

With Another of the Notable Luncheons for which It Has 

Become Famous 

By Joseph Edgar Chamherlin 

Today the Omar KJiayyam Club of America, whose member- 
ship is chiefly in Massachusetts and whose meetings are held in 
Boston, celebrated its twentieth anniversary in its annual luncheon 
at Young's Hotel. At the luncheon there was laid down as a me- 
morial of the occasion a handsome book bound in blue paper, 
signed by the club's officers, which records the club's proceedings, 
its progressive membership and official staff, and the artistic 
triumphs through the score of years of its existence. 

The Omar Khaj^'yam Club is revealed bj"- this record as an en- 
tirely original sort of organization. It is described in the "fore- 
word" of the volume, by Mr. Charles Dana Burrage, the mainstay 
and Amphitryon of the chib, as "an association of men, mostly 
professional, who believe in good fellowship and who are interested 
in the Orient in one way or another, and more particularly in that 
'King of the Wise,' the astronomer, philosopher and poet. Omar 
Khayyam. ' ' The genesis of the club, as it is further explained in a 
little historical sketch which the book contains, has been attributed 
to an observation of Sir Richard Burton, while dining one even- 
ing at Lord Coleridge's, that the meetings of learned Oriental so- 
cieties had "too much pedantry and too little of the social qual- 
ity." The Boston Omar Khayyam Club cuts out the pedantry 
and promotes the social quality, though not at the expense of real 
Omarian lore, to which it has made important contributions. 


Lore of the Tent Maker 

Though the meetings of the club are marked with delicate and 
seemly conviviality, they have been signalized by such papers or 
other contributions as Professor William Edward Story's highly 
original essay on "Omar as a Mathematician," presented at the 
session of the club of April 6, 1918, and to the club there has been 
submitted the original commission on vellum, given in 1810 by King 
George III, to Sir Gore Ouseley, British Ambassador to Persia, 
which resulted in Sir Gore's obtaining certain Persian manuscripts 
which included the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and which, there- 
fore, ultimately resulted in the addition of this priceless outgiving 
to English and other European literatures. 

The Omar Khayyam Club's literary and research side is not 
forgotten in its devotion to the admirable social principles of the 
Tent Maker, Rare editions, illuminated or de luxe issues of the 
poet, manuscript treasures and other matters connected with Omar 
are regularly laid before the club and enjoyed and considered by it. 
Verses or essays are read on all occasions. The club is a perpetual 
memorial to the poet. 

Art in Mentis 

Every year, too, under Mr. Burrage's generous patronage, the 
Omar Khayyam Club goes in for menus and souvenirs which are 
treasured as keepsakes or as objects of art in themselves. Every 
one of the twenty recurring years of the club's existence has been 
signalized in this manner. Some of these souvenirs are memorable. 
For example, the club menu for 1920 bore a reproduction of the 
impressive painting of the philosopher, with a maiden at his feet 
presenting the cup of wine, by Fred A. Demmler, who died in the 
service in France in 1918, which is copied on this page. The "Club 
Vase," a genuine Omarian Persian curio (richly produced on 
orange) is illustrated in this souvenir volume. The menus are al- 
ways original works of art. A feature of several of the meetings 
has been the presentation of miniature editions by Mr. Burrage. 
There is always, at the meetings of the club, a feast for the eye and 
the brain as well as for the ' ' inner man. ' ' 


Omar's "Discoverer" 

The illuminated vellum which bears the commissiou of King 
George ITI. to Sir Gore Ouseley (pronounce it Ooze-ly), which gave 
us all the Rubaiyat, would in itself be a monument to Omar Khay- 
yam, if the club were not its own sufficient monument. Its his- 
tory is quickly told. It is in the form of a letter from King George 
to the Shah of Persia apprising him of the nomination of Sir Gore 
Ouseley as ambassador to his court. Manifestly to impress the 
King of Kings, it is surrounded with an arabesque illumination, 
and bears a representation of the royal British crown and the mon- 
ogram of King George. And it reads as follows : 

Sir, My Cousin : I have received Your Royal Highness 's 
kind Letter from Tabriz on the subject of Captain Paisley's 
arrival at Abushhest, and the possible injury both States 
might sustain from the supercession of Sir Harford Jones by 
an Envoy from the Governor General of India. I derive great 
satisfaction from this demonstration of Your Royal High- 
ness 's Friendship and regard for my welfare, — Mirza Abul 
Hassan has no doubt long since informed Your Royal High- 
ness how truly I lament the unfortunate circumstances which 
have occurred with respect to Our Royal Mission to the Court 
of Teheran. These Events have originated in error and mis- 
apprehension : I have employed every effort to prevent the 
recurrence of such Misfortunes. Accordingly I have ap- 
pointed an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary 
directly from MA^self to the King of Persia. My Ambassador 
will be responsible to this Government for his conduct and 
although directed to co-operate with the Executive Govern- 
ment of India so far as His own judgment and His instruc- 
tions from My Ministers will warrant he will not however be 
in any manner under the control of the Indian Government. 
— I have selected for the situation of Ambassador at the Court 
of Teheran My Trusty and well beloved Sir Gore Ouseley, 
Baronet, a Gentleman whose Knowledge of your Language. 
Customs and Manners peculiarly qualify Him for that ap- 
pointment and whose Conduct and Character entitle Him to 
general respect and consideration, — Having the fullest con- 


fidence in My Ambassador's Judgment and Discretion, I 
trust that the first Intelligence I shall have the pleasure of re- 
ceiving from Your Royal Highness after the arrival of My 
Ambassador at Persia, will apprise Me of the renewal of that 
Harmony which I hope will subsist for Ever between the 
States of Persia and Great Britain. — I pray God to take Your 
Royal Highness into His best Care and Protection. I am with 
every Sentiment of Affection and Esteem, 

Sir, My Cousin, 

Your Good Cousin, 

George R. 

At My Royal Castle 

at Windsor, 11th July, 1810. 

Romance of a Bit of Vellum 

On the authority of this document Sir Gore Ouseley, who 
was an expert in and a collector of Persian literature and art, 
went to Persia, and loaded himself up with a lot of Persian things 
— particularly with manuscript poems. After his return to Eng- 
land Sir Gore presented this collection to Oxford University and 
it became a part of the Bodleian library. Here, years after. Pro- 
fessor Edward Byles Cowell was attracted by the splendor of an 
illumination on a manuscript ; he investigated, and found that it 
contained the Rubaiyat of Omar. Some of the quatrains he 
translated, and called Edward FitzGerald's attention to them. 
Afterward, his interest whetted, Cowell found other quatrains of 
Omar in Calcutta, and he reviewed the subject in the Calcutta 
Review in March, 1858. FitzGerald published his first edition of 
the Rubaiyat in 1859. 

"Today," says the book of the '•'Twenty Years of the Omar 
Khayyam Club," "this bit of vellum (the Gore Ouseley Commis- 
sion), so interesting for the train of circumstances that followed 
it, reposes side by side here in Boston with a rare copy of the 
Calcutta Review of March, 1858; Ouseley 's "Persian Literature," 
FitzGerald's 1st, 2d, 3d and 4th editions. Hay's address before the 
Omar Khayj^am Club of London, Edward Heron Allen's book con- 
taining a facsimile of the Bodleian manuscript, a rare copy of the 
Calcutta manuscript of Professor Cowell 's, and hundreds of less 


important editions." But for the commission, it is true, the 
Rubaiyat would never have found their way in this available 
shape to Europe, and the FitzGerald translation might never have 
been made. 

Omar's Boston Followers 

The wealth of Omar material which, in the collections of 
They do not let considerations of scholarship or connoisseurship 
members, is constantly available to members of the club, is im- 
mense. The personnel of the club itself is, so to speak, a very 
personal thing. It has included, and includes, a number of 
learned men, authors and connoisseurs. At its reunions, it has 
many guests. One who has been its guest on divers occasions 
might feel himelf justified in saying that the club exists for its 
guests. In a sense, it does, but, first of all, it exists for its mem- 
bers. Even old Omar existed for them and their pleasure, 
run away with their pleasure on any occasion. By this consecra- 
tion of the principle of true conviviality the Khayyamites honor 
Omar better than they could honor him in any other way, because 
they have learned from his well-known Rubaiyat that this is pre- 
cisely what he would have them do. They are the "Guests star- 
scattered on the Grass" — not yet beneath it; they know that 
Omar's glass stands there with theirs, and they conceive of him 
as putting it cheerfully to his lips. It is a kind of a way to give 
him a good time. If they came over-saturated with learning they 
would hardly be able to hold anything else and nine-tenths of 
Omar's philosophy are in his gospel of good fellowship. 

Nor is there ever the slightest disharmony found in this or- 
ganization between the Omarian as the convive and the Omarian 
as the scholar. Its founder, Eben Francis Thompson, of Worces- 
ter, is, since 1919, its president ; and the club has, as it were, stood 
over his monumental translation of the whole of Omar Khayyam's 
quatrains — a formidable volume, very much more extended, of 
course, than FitzGerald 's very free version, and very different. 
A great Orientalist whose erudition illuminates the club is Pro- 
fessor Charles R. Lanman, of Harvard, whose amazing services 
in this line are known to all scholars. The officers of the club 
have been as follows : Presidents, Nathan Haskell Dole, 1900-1917 ; 


Charles Dana Burrage, 1917-19; Eben Francis Thompson, 1919- 
'20; vice presidents, Ross Turner, 1900 to his death in 1915; 
Charles R. Lanman since. Secretaries, Eben Francis Thompson, 
1900-1920 ; Charles Dana Burrage, 1920. Treasurers, Eben Fran- 
cis Thompson, 1900-1903 ; Charles Dana Burrage since. 


Twenty Years of the Omax Khayyam Club of America. 
Worcester Men in the Club 

(From the Worcester Gazette, June 1, 1921) 

Omar Khayyam, Persian philosopher and poet, established a 
cult immortally cherished by the choice souls of successive gen- 
erations. Omarians are generally gentle, always genial; and, 
when opportunity offers, joyfully congenial. For evidence, see 
"Twenty Years of the Omar Khayyam Club of America," just 

One evening in 1887 Sir Richard Burton, the "Arabian Nights 
Man," when dining at Lord Coleridge's, observed that the learned 
Oriental societies had too much pedantry in evidence at their 
sessions, and not enough plain ordinary good fellowship. It was 
from this suggestion that Mr. Eben Francis Thompson of Worces- 
ter got the idea, put into operation years later, of a club of 
Omarians "on the basis of good fellowship as well as Oriental 
learning, with the good fellowship as the predominant feature." 

Mr. Thompson made this suggestion to Mr. Nathan Haskell 
Dole, who had been his instructor in Greek. The two men had 
studied Oriental literature, and especially Omar, together. Mr. 
Dole received the suggestion with enthusiasm, and the result was 
that the Omar Khayydm Club of America came into being. 

The first meeting of this jovial fellowship was held at 
Young's, in Boston, on Saturday, March 31, 1900. March 31 is 
the birthday of Edward FitzGerald, patron saint of the Omarians. 
The annual meeting of the club on this date is known as the Fes- 
tival of Saint Edward. The record of this meeting reads : "From 
the Persian vase in the table 's center with its one rose of Kashmir 


to the various items of the menu from ehilo to Shirazi wine and 
Persian rose leaves the session was distinctly Omarian. It is 
singular, too, that at this meeting the mystic number of nine per- 
sons were present just as at the first dinner of the London club 
the same number participated. Dole exhibited the manuscript of 
the Greek version which had been made by Professor Crawley of 
Bradfield college, Berkshire, England, and also displayed a copy 
of the first American edition. ' ' 

It was a delightful session. Laurence C. Woodworth sent an 
edition of Tennyson's poem to FitzGerald, privately printed by 
the Brothers of the Book in commemoration of FitzGerald 's 91st 
birthday. Dr. William E. Story, Worcester's genial mathemati- 
cian, produced a copy of Omar's algebra. Col. Higginson was 
delightfully reminiscent and talked about Omarians past and 
present, dwelling wistfully on those to whom might be applied 
Omar's lines. 

' ' Some we loved, the loveliest and the best 
That from his vintage rolling Time has prest, 
Have drunk their cup a round or two before 
And one by one crept silently to rest." 
Mr. Thompson read some extracts from the complete transla- 
tion on which he was then working. 

Members of the club have written many well-known books 
about Omar and renditions of his immortal poetry. In a poem 
read at one of the meetings, Mr. Dole paid this high honor to Mr. 
Thompson 's translation : 

Hail to you Omar, friendliest of the Sages, 
Your message cheers us, ringing through the ages : — 
Our Eben Francis has translated it 
In golden verses crowning creamy pages. 
In somewhat different vein is this metrical outburst : 

The Cardinal 

On his high throne a cardinal sat. 
Cogitating on this and on that; 
"Omar Khayyam," quoth he, 
"Has nothing on me 


For I have my own Rubyhat. 

Not FitzGerald nor Thompson," he said, 

"Nor Dole, Whinfield nor Roe are ahead; 

As surely as they 

I am truly 0. K. 

For my Rubyhat is much red!" 

Which goes to show that Omarians are not as continuously 
cold and austere as less scholarly folk might think. 

One of the finest things in the book, Omarian only as it serves 
to show thd working of the ancient Persian's spirit in modern 
minds dealing with modern subjects, is the poem on Lincoln, writ- 
ten by Mr. William Bacon Scofield of Worcester, and read at the 
meeting of April 5, 1919 : 

Somehow I think that in the near Beyond 
He sits and broods o 'er all this human strife 
And that new furrows line his kindly face. 
Full sad enough from his own weary life. 
While the great heart, that throbbed for others' 

Still thrills in pity for us, even there. 

A poem by Henry Harmon Chamberlin, also of Worcester, 
was read at the meeting of March 31, 1917. It is called "The 
Price," and mourns the betrayal of the Brotherhood of Man in 
the war : 

Brother of Death, Sin's crowned and armed birth, 
How long shall this new Anarch reign on earth, 
Unsmitten of Thy thunderbolt, Lord ? 

Another citizen of Worcester who contributes to the book is 
Dr. Story, who at the session of April 6, 1918, read his paper on 
' ' Omar as a Mathematician. ' ' He said : "It seems to be common- 
ly assumed that Omar was by profession an astronomer and that 

with him pure mathematics was only a side issue Omar's 

greatest original contribution to algebra is the complete classifica- 
tion of the cubic equation Apparently also, he considered 

the binomial theorem for positive integral exponents. He says, *I 
have taught how to find the sides of the square-square, of the 
square-cube, of the cube-cube, etc., to any extent, which no one had 


previously done.' . . . All things considered, I am inclined to 
think that Omar Khayydm was the most original and, therefore, 
the greatest of the Saracen mathematicians. ' ' 

This history of "Twenty Years of the Omar Khayyam Club of 
America" is a volume to delight those who are acquainted with 
the mechanical mysteries of bookmaking, and to give pleasure to 
all bibliophiles. It was made under the most painstaking direc- 
toin of Charles Dana Burrage. It is bound in blue paper over 
heavy board, with a white saddle lettered in gilt. On the side is 
the title in gold lettering, and a grape design on the rich blue paper. 

Text and pictures are on right hand pages only. A fine, 
white deekle-edge paper is used. There are finely executed repro- 
ductions of menus used at the club dinners ; they would interest any 
friends of the curious and the beautiful. Other prints show some 
of the club members ; the FitzGerald medal struck by the club, and 
volumes of translations of the great Persian 's poems. 

The book is dedicated to Eben Francis Thompson, of Worces- 
ter, "lawyer, wit, prince of good fellows, Shakespearean scholar, 
art lover, poet, author, and first translator from the original Per- 
sian of the complete quatrains of Omar Khayyam." Mr. Thomp- 
son's son, Harold R. Thompson, a Harvard graduate of the class 
of 1919, did much of the illuminating that beautifies the vol- 
ume. The seal of the club, reproduced on the title page of the book, 
is suggestive of the hour glass within the revolving wheel, symbolic 
of the Omarian philosophy. It is printed in a red of the true 
Oriental tone, and anyone who has had anything to do with print- 
ing in color will appreciate from it the care that has been taken in 
every detail of this book. It could not have been an easy matter 
to get that ink. 

The volume is in its own way a masterpiece of art, for it pre- 
sents charmingly the Oriental touch of color without which it could 
hardly have been made an appropriate embodiment of the club's 
record. The blue end-papers and a henna sheet with a chaste re- 
production of the club's Omar case are in delightful harmony. 
Oriental books of the old times were often made of leaves of differ- 
ent colored papers bound up together. 

A proem in verse says : 

Reserve your censure; do not criticize 

This book; 'twas only meant for friendly eyes. 


It would be hard to criticize the volume adversely. As only 
275 copies were made, we are too much favored in being permitted 
to use a copy for the delectation and edification of our readers to 
indulge in any comment but that of praise, even if such comment 
were possible. 

It is good for America that it has men who can find the time, 
amid the hurly-burly of modern life, to study these philosophers 
of long ago, and keep burning in the world the lamp of their wit 
and wisdom kindled in earlier ages. Worcestrians may be proud 
of the part that citizens of this town have had in the pleasant work 
of culture. 


It would seem to be M'^ell to preserve in the club annals the fol- 
lowing account, taken from the Boston Evening Transcript of 
Tuesday, October 4, 1921, of the meeting of the delegates from the 
foreign Oriental societies with the American Academy of Arts and 
Sciences, for the reason that the Omar Khayyam Club of America 
entertained, through the week, such of the delegates as were not 
otherwise taken care of in their houses by the members of the com- 
mittee, that they gave the delegates a lunch at Young's Hotel on 
Wednesday, followed by a long drive into the country, and also a 
banquet at the Harvard Club, Friday evening, at both of which 
meetings. President Charles R. Lanman of the Club presided most 
acceptably. The Club also presented various souvenirs to each of 
the delegates. 

American Academy and the Orientalists 

Boston will be the scene this week of a remarkable interna- 
tional assembly of men of science, representing a field of deep learn- 
ing. The meeting will mark the reception here, at the house of the 
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 28 Newbury street, of 
the visiting Orientalists of France, England and America. The 
steps by which the work of Oriental scholars all over the world have 
become organized, and their leading representatives have come to- 
gether in Boston this week, afford a record of great interest. 


The president of the Societe Asiatique, Emile Senart, member 
of the Institute of France, believing that the work of Oriental stu- 
dents might be greatly furthered by organized co-operation and 
mutual helpfulness, appealed to the venerable president of the 
Royal Asiatic Society, the late Lord Reay, former governor of Bom- 
bay, for his aid in bringing about the desired organization. By the 
labors of Mr. Senart and Lord Reay, this plan was carried through, 
and an agreement effected as between the Asiatic societies of France 
and Great Britain. By the efforts of Mr, Senart and Professor 
Lanman of Harvard (the latter, since 1908, a corresponding mem- 
ber of the Academic des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, of the In- 
stitute of France), a similar understanding between these societies 
and the American Oriental Society was also effected. The first 
joint session of the three societies was held at London in 1919, and 
the second at Paris in 1920. 

In 1922 the French Society will celebrate the centenary of its 
foundation, and in 1923 the British Society will follow suit. Un- 
less a joint session is held with the Americans in the present year of 
1921, an opportunity for such a meeting will not recur until 1924. 
Accordingly^ in the spring of this year, the American Academy sent 
to the European societies an invitation, at the instance of Dr. Wil- 
liam Sturgis Bigelow of Boston; Professor James H, Breasted of 
the University of Chicago; Mr, Charles Dana Burrage of Boston; 
Professors Albert T. Clay and Charles C. Torrey of Yale Univer- 
sity ; Dr. Arthur Fairbanks, of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ; 
Professors James R. Jewett, Charles R, Lanman, George Foot 
Moore and James H. Woods of Harvard University ; and Professor 
Duncan B. Maedonald of Hartford Theological Seminary, to meet 
with the members of Class III of the Academy, on the 24th of June, 
1921, or at such later time as might appear to the societies con- 
cerned more convenient, and at the House of the Academy in the 
city of Boston. Class III of the Academy includes the sections for 
theology and philosophy and jurisprudence, for philology and arch- 
aeology, for political economy and history, and for literature and 
the fine arts. No one of these subjects is without intimate and 
vital relations to the fields of investigation cultivated by the Orient- 


This meeting, it was explained, was proposed as a continuation 
of the series of joint meetings of Orientalists begun at London in 
1919 and continued at Paris in 1920. 

It was further noted in the invitation that through the devoted 
labors of one of the fellows of the academy, Dr. William Sturgis 
Bigelow, there is in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts a collection of 
Japanese paintings and other works of art such as is not to be 
found elsewhere outside of the Island Empire. Moreover, the 
Museum contains the finest examples outside of Egypt itself of the 
sculpture of the best period of the Old Egyptian Empire. Espe- 
cial care will be taken that the delegates shall have the best pos- 
sible opportunity to see and profit by these collections. 

The Academy's invitation met with the most prompt and cor- 
dial acceptance from the French and British societies. The Ital- 
ians were compelled reluctantly to decline. The days for the joint 
meeting are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct 5-7. The del- 
egates representing the French society are Paul Pelliot, member of 
the Academic des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres of the Institute of 
France, professor at the College de France, and Alexandre Moret, 
conservator of the Muse Guimet in Paris and director of the stud- 
ies at Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes. The delegation from the 
Royal Asiatic Society are Dr. Arthur E. Cowley of Magdalen Col- 
lege, Oxford, the head of the Bodleian Library, and Dr. Stephen 
Langdon of Jesus College, Oxford, professor of Assyriology. 
Other British Orientalists are Dr. Weld-Blundell of Queen's Col- 
lege, Oxford, whose special field is South Arabian and Nubian, and 
Mr. Lee-Shuttleworth, long resident in India and the Western 
Himalaya and interested in the study of the countries bordering on 

The delegates of the American Oriental Society are its pres- 
ident, the Assyriologist, Dr. James B. Nies of Brooklyn ; Dr. Wil- 
liam Sturgis Bigelow of Boston, to whose persistent labors and fine 
enthusiasm is due the collection of Japanese paintings and other 
works of art which are among the proudest boasts of our museum ; 
Professor Breasted of Chicago, Egyptologist and historian of 


Egypt, and director of the museum ; Mr. Charles Dana Burrage of 
Boston, busy corporation lawyer but also a lover of flowers and of 
Persian poetry, founder of the Omar Khayyam Club of America 
and for many years its president, a devoted and most successful 
collector of everything relating to Omar; Dr. Albert T. Clay, pro- 
fessor of Assyriology at Yale ; Professor A. V. W. Jackson of Colum- 
bia, student of the literature of Persia from the time of the Zend 
Avesta till now, and Professor Torrey, the Arabist of Yale. 

Professor George Foot Moore of Harvard, the author of the 
two monumental volumes on the History of Religions, was, at the 
time the invitation was sent out, the vice president of the academy 
for Class III. To that position his honor. Chief Justice Rugg of 
the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth, has meantime 
succeeded, while Professor Moore has been electel president of the 
academy in succession to our chemist. Professor Theodore Wil- 
liam Richards. The opening session will begin at ten o'clock to- 
morrow, Oct. 5, at 28 Newbury street, in the beautiful and com- 
modious and dignified house of the Academy, a gift to the Academy 
from Alexander Ajjassiz and his sons. 

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts will give to the people of 
Boston an opportunity to hear of the marvelous discoveries of Pro- 
fessor Pelliot during his explorations in Chinese Turkestan from 
1906 to 1909. The dryness of that arid region has wonderfully 
conserved the relics of ancient Buddhist art (painting and sculp- 
ture) and even of products of textile industry. The excavations of 
the sand-buried towns have yielded archaeological results of first 
importance in their bearing upon the history of the contacts of 
divers civilizations and religions in Central Asia during the early 
centuries of our era. Even of a language, the Sogdian, which was 
wide-spread from the confines of Persia to the frontiers of China, 
but of which we knew nothing a few years ago, Mr. Pelliot has 
brought back documents which enable his colleague, Professor 
Meillet of the College de France, to construct a grammar, now soon 
to appear. 

Professor Pelliot 's lectures (m English) at the Museum will 
be illustrated by pictures of some of the most remarkable of his 
archaeological and artistic finds. The first will be given on Mon- 
day, Oct. 10, at 5 P. M. J. E. C. 



[Read at the annual dinner, 1918, of the Omar Khayyam Club of 


Still wine hath an intimate fire 

That gratefully tickles each vein; 
But the springtime of youth and desire 

Bubbles up in the wine of champagne. 

Bubbles up in the glass of champagne, my boys, 
Bubbles up in the sparkling champagne, my boys, 
Bubbles high in the golden champagne, my boys, 
The sparkling, golden champagne. 

With shot and with shell and the terrors of Hell, 

The Germans swept over the Aisne, 
But the spirit of France broke their onward advance, 

And dashed all their hopes in Champagne. 

Chorus : 

Then here 's the poilus of Champagne, my boys, 
Who scattered the Boche in Champagne, my boys, 
From the Marne and the Aisne to Champagne, my boys, 
When red grew the grapes of Champagne. 

They gave up their lives for their children and wives. 

But they shed not their lifeblood in vain. 
For the world they made free over land, over sea, 

By the battles they fought in Champagne. 

Then here's the Poilus of Champagne, my boys. 
Who laid down their lives in Champagne, my boys. 
To the living and dead in Champagne, my boys. 
Let's drink to them all in champagne. 


For the loved ones that mourn, they no more may return, 

A tear for each bumper we drain; 
But we at the height of this festival night, 

Let our hearts be as light as champagne. 

Then here's to the merry champagne, my boys, 
And here 's to the gallant champagne, my boys. 
And the glory of France in Champagne, my boys, 
The glorious, victorious champagne, 




On receiving copies of "Twentj^ Years of the Omar Khayyam 
Club of America. ' ' 


Des Moines, Iowa, 

May 24, 1921. 
Mr. Charles Dana Burrage, 
85 Ames Building, 
Boston, Mass. 
Dear Mr. Burrage : — 

Please accept and convey to the Omar Khayyam Club of 
America and the Rosemary Press my thanks for the beautiful vol- 
ume kindly sent our State Library, entitled ^'Twenty Years of the 
Omar Khayyam Club of America. ' ' 

Its interesting reading matter, combined with the perfect 
printing and exquisite binding, fill me with delight. I took it 
home with me last evening, and under its inspiration wrote a 
quatrain, a copy of which I enclose. I am sending a copy to the 
Atlantic. Though it may not be up to grade as to poetry, I am 
sure you will appreciate the spirit which prompted it. 
Yours very truly, 


State Librarian. 


On Re-reading "The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam" 
Though far removed in spirit, time and space 
From the Rose Garden of my early dreams. 
The westering wind of summer evening seems 
To press the scent of roses 'gainst my face. 



To the Editor, 

Twenty Years of the Omar Khayyam Club of America : 

You ask the reader not to criticize 

The Book you only meant for friendly eyes. 

Ingrate, indeed, must be the one who'd brook 

Aught but the kindliest words upon your Book ! 

But may not criticism be in friendly view? 

And serve to call j'^our inspiration forth again? 

Wise Omar said it well for all to read — 

'Tis Fellowship that lets our Life proceed. 

Your happy Book now adds another link 

To his strong chain of evidence, I think. 

And since 'tis Friendship makes our life worth 

The chronicle of Friendship's tear, or smile, 
For future man to keep and read again, 
Is worthy subject for your worthy pen. 
'Tis plain you generous are, as well as wise. 
And know the objects that all men most prize 
Are those in which themselves with toil have 

The precious product of their own hard thought, 
So you have kept a store of pages white. 
Whereon each one of us may paste, or write, — 
Mayhap of interest to himself alone — 
The things that really make the Book his own, 
So now, though I have dared to criticize 
You see 'tis but the view of friendly eyes. 

Washington, D. C, May 27, 1921. 


. When, on that Summer day at Twin Oaks, you 
First brought th ' immortal Omar to my view 
I gave the deathless quatrains scarce a thought — 
Ah, 'twas but very little then I knew ! 

But as, from time to time, I read them o 'er 
Their beauty grew upon me more and more. 
And now I hope that I may be enrolled 
With the Elect who've entered in the Door. 

'Tis pleasant, then, to place upon the Shelf 
With all my Omars, prized above mere pelf. 
This handsome Book of those who love the Poet; 
Which shows so much also of your own Self. 

Wsahington, D. C, May 22, 1921. 



April 2, 1921 

To our members who have passed beyond the veil that hides 
the Infinite, and solved the last great mystery of Life. 

Edward H. Clement 

Gracious man of letters, ready writer, for many years Editor 
of the Transcript, a genial companion, lover of good books, a keen 
appreciator of the genius of Edward FitzGerald. 

Edward Livingston Davis 

A representative citizen of "Worcester, ardently and sym- 
pathetically interested in literature and the Fine Arts. 

Richard Henry Winslow Dwight 

A patriotic American, and a profound student of history. 

Frank Palmer Goulding 

Charter member of this Club, great lawyer, a leader at the 
Worcester and Massachusetts Bars, a most generous and knightly 
gentleman, a devoted friend to the poor and oppressed, brilliant 
orator and advocate, a delightful and polished writer, untimely 
taken from us, mourned without ceasing. 

Edward Palmer Hatch 

Clean-souled, brave and loyal, a friend to all, generous, lov- 
ing, greatly loved, one of Nature's noblemen. 


Col. Thomas Went worth Higginson 

An heroic National figure, commander of a colored regiment in 
the Civil War, an eloquent and persuasive Unitarian Minister, 
and apostle of liberty, a famous essay writer and nature lover, 
student, scholar and powerful moral preacher, friend and co-equal 
of FitzGerald, Norton, Holmes, Longfellow, Lowell, Thoreau, San- 
bom, Whittier, Dana, Margaret Fuller, one of the pillars of our 
Club whose meetings he never missed. 

John E. Hudson 

Genial, book loving, well read, a Prince among business men, a 
great corporation lawyer-manager. 

Andrew Lang 

Non-resident member of London, famous English poet, author 
and critic, admirer of Omar, friend of FitzGerald, known to and 
loved by all the world. 

Charles F. Lihhy 

Great lawyer, leader of the Maine Bar, President of the Amer- 
ican Bar Association, lover of books, a faithful attendant on our 
meetings for many years, a tried and true friend. 

Arthur Macy 

Charter member, loved and loving, a rare and radiant soul, a 
wise and faithful follower of old Omar, a graceful poet and bril- 
liant author. 

Charles Hardy Meigs 

Non-resident member of Columbus, Ohio, who with infinite 
skill and pains produced the Miniature Omar now so treasured. 

J. Bussel Marble 

Merchant Prince, high minded citizen, a practical and gener- 
ous man of affairs. 


Prof. M. H. Morgan of Harvard 

Keen, incisive, with a great passion for learning, most com- 
panionable of men, a lover of Omar. 

Bernard Alfred Quarifch 

Non-resident member of London, whom we of this Club de- 
lighted always to meet as man, bon vivant and scholar, a brave and 
loyal friend, world figure in the book marts and exchanges, a great 
book genius, a worthy son of a great father, who was FitzGerald's 
publisher and friend. 

William P. Russell 

A quiet old-fashioned English gentleman, who easily won our 
hearts, a man of the world, versed in the ancient and mystic lore of 
Clubs and in the manners and customs of the Orient, a valued 

Prof. 11. Morse Stephens 

Of the University of California, a great teacher and author, 
loved as few teachers are, a power for good on the Western shore. 

Ross Turner 

Charter member, Vice-President of this Club for fifteen years, 
great painter and artist, ardent and enthusiastic flower and book 
lover, gentle, refined and true, whose illuminated Omar ranks as 
among the most beautiful of all. 

In enduring memory of these friends and comrades we an- 
nually, with humble and contrite hearts, in solemn appreciation of 
the glorious beauties of their lives, speak the seven hundred-year- 
old lament of Omar in FitzGerald's magnificent rendering, 
"For some we loved, the loveliest and the best 
That from his Vintage rolling Time hath prest, 
Have drunk their Cup a Round or two before, 
And one by one crept silently to rest." 




Privately Printed 

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 

Narrow, 18 mo. limp calf (red). 

Morocco slip case. 25 copies on Chinese rice paper for the ex- 
clusive use of the members of the Omar Khayyam Club of 
America (1906). 

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 

Oblong, 16 mo. limp kid (white). 

Silk End papers. 35 copies on fine thin vellum, for the exclu- 
sive use of the members of the Omar Khayyam Club of Amer- 
ica (1907). 

A Poem of the Olden Time. 

Describing a Ball at Cambridge, Ma^s. 1840. 
Written by Miss Ann Storrow, read by her nephew, Col. and 
Rev. Thomas Wentworth Higginson, at the meeting of the 
Omar Khayyam Club of America in 1908. 4to board (1909), 
100 copies on handmade paper. 

The Message of Omar Khajryam, by Charles Dana Burrage. 
Eead before the Omar Khayyam Club of America (1911). 
30 copies on Van Gelder paper, white cover, for the use of the 
members of the Omar Khayyam Club of America (1912). 

The Message of Omar Khayyam. 

300 copies on handmade paper, orange cover, for the Rosemary 

The Message of Omar Khayyam. 

40 copies on Japan Vellum, bound in white vellum for the use 
of the members of the Omar Khayyam Club of America (1914). 
500 copies bound in white leather for the Rosemary Press. 

In Praise of Omar, by John Hay. 

40 copies on Japan Vellum, bound in white vellum for the use 
of the members of the Omar Khayyam Club of America (1914). 
500 copies bound in white leather for the Rosemary Press. 


Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 

Miniature edition for the members of the Omar Khayyam Club 
of America (1916). Bound in white vellum. 

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 

Dedicated to Professor Charles R. Lanman of Harvard Uni- 
versity and Professor A. V. W. Jackson of Columbia Univer- 

75 copies bound in Oriental yellow leather with jewel mounted 
on one side for the use of the members of the American Orien- 
tal Society (1916). Miniature edition. 

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 

Dedicated to Edward Palmer Hatch. 

25 copies for use of members of the "R. F.'s" (1916). Min- 
iature edition. 

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 

Dedicated to Edwin Sanford Crandon. 

25 copies for the use of the members of the Chile Club (1916). 

Miniature edition. 

Rubaiyat of Omar Khajryam. 

50 copies bound in red morocco, with jewel (lapis lazuli) 
mounted on cover, for personal use of the members of the 
Omar Khayyam Club of America (1917). Morocco slip case. 
Miniature edition. 

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 

Dedicated to President Benjamin Ide Wheeler. 
60 copies in blue Russian leather hand-tooled in gold for the 
use of the members of the University of California Club of 
New England. Miniature edition (1917). 

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 

Dedicated to Frank Grey Easterly and Edgar Curtis Sutliffe. 
35 copies bound in garnet leather, with jewel (garnet) mount- 
ed on cover (1918). For the use of the Class of 1878, Univer- 
sitv of California. Miniature edition. 


Omar Kh&yyvaa. as a Mathematician, by Dr. William Edward Story. 

50 copies on hand made Spanish deckle-edged linen paper, 
bound in full scarlet American morocco. 

200 copies on American deckle-edged linen paper, bound with 
vellum back and antique paper sides, for the use of the mem- 
bers of the Omar Khayyam Club of America (1919). 

Twenty Years of the Omar Khayyam Club of America. 

Edited by Charles Dana Burrage, 
Dedicated to Ehen Francis Thompson. 

275 copies American deckle-edged linen paper, bound in 
blue paper boards with vellum back for the use of the mem- 
bers of the Omar Khayyam Club of America — 4to 105 pages 
(1921). (20 copies with jewels inset.) 

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 

Dedicated to the Chile Cluh. 

20 copies in slip case of morocco, hand tooled, in outer case of 

morocco, for the President of Chile and Chilean officials. 

120 copies bound with covers containing the flag of Chile. For 

members and guests of the Chile Club. Miniature edition 


Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 

Dedicated to the delegates from the Societe Asiatique, Royal 
Asiatic Society, Societa Asiatica, and American Oriental So- 
ciety, in joint meeting with American Academy of Arts and 
Sciences, at Boston, Mass., Oct. 5th, 1921. 
Twenty copies, bound in full blue morocco, hand-tooled in 
gold, with inlays of red and green morocco, with jade jewel in- 
set, put in case. For the Omar Khayyam Club of America. 
Miniature edition. 

In editions of 100 copies each. 

An Oddity. 

A curious diploma given by "Fraternity of O D D Fellows" 
at Worcester, 1828. For the use of the members of the Chile 


Anacreon and Omar Khayyam. 

By Henry Harmon Chamberlin. 

Read before the Omar Khayyam Club of America, 1921. 

For the use of the members of the Omar Khayyam Club of 


What is an American? 

By Charles Dana Burrage. 

Read before the Omar Khayyam Club of America, 1920. 

For the use of the members of the Omar Khayyam Club of 


The Grand Army of the Republic. An Appreciation. 

Memorial Day Address delivered by Charles Dana Burrage, 
at Needham, Mass., May 30, 1909. For the use of the mem- 
bers of the Chile Club. 

The Chile Club. 

For its members. 

Some Doings of the Omar Khayyam Club of America. 

Also a Toast to the Dead, and Book Notices. 

For the use of the members of the Omar Khayyam Club of 


Masonic Anecdotes from old records. 

(Edition 1000.) 

Dedicated to Edwin Sanford Crandon and to the memory of 
Edward Palmer Hatch. For the use of the members of the 
Capitular Rite in Massachusetts. 

A Few Minutes with the Wild Flowers of Gardner. 
By Charles Dana Burrage. 

Read before the Edward Everett Hale Club of Gardner, Mass., 
1897. Reprinted from the Gardner News, issue of May 23, 
1921. For the use of the members of the Chile Club. 

In the Sunshine at Havana. 
By Charles Dana Burrage. 
For the use of the members of the Chile Club. 

The Economic Future — During* the Continuance of the War — and 
After Its Termination. 
A prize essay written for "Commerce and Finance," Dec. 6. 
1916, by Charles Dana Burrage. 

Reprinted in Needham Chronicle. For the use of the mem- 
bers of the Chile Club. 

Stories for Martha Elizabeth. 
(Edition 200.) 
By Charles Dana Burrage. 

1. A Reminiscence of Hon. John D. Long. 

2. A Story of a Revolution. 

3. The Princess in the Garden. 

4. Bear Stories. 

1. The Polar Bear Story. 

2. The Grizzly Bear Story. 

3. The Black Bear Story. 

5. The Havana Doll. 

6. The Dryad. 

7. The Rose and Violet. 

For the use of the members of the Chile Club. 

Poems by A True Poet, T. W. Parsons. 

With introduction by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin. For the 
use of the members of the Chile Club. 

fold Plymouth Days and Ways. Eighteenth Century Celebrations 
of the Landing of the Pilgrims. 

By Edwin Sanford Crandon. (Past Vice-President of the 
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution) 
(Past President of the Massachusetts Society.) 
[Red Men in the Massachusetts Colonies. 

By Charles Dana Burrage. (Attorney-General of the Nation- 
al Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of Amer- 
ica.) (Past President of the Massachusetts Society.) 
Addresses delivered September 12th, 1921, before the Attle- 
boro Community Fellowship. For the use of the members of 
the Chile Club. 


A Vifit to Mt. Cardigan. 

By Joseph Edgar Chamberlin. 

For use of the members of the Chile Club. 

(Edition 200.) 

Stories for Peggy. 

By Charles Dana Burrage. 

1. The Little Bowl. 

2. Yount's Famous Dream. 

3. Pirates. 

4. Chile Stories. 

For the use of the members of the Chile Club. 

Village Band in Puppy-rel. 

By Nathan Haskell Dole. 

For the use of the members of the Chile Club. 








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