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Tis all a Checker-board of Nights and days where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays: Hither and thither moves, and mates and slays, and one by one back in the Closet lays.

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(May 18, 1048 December 4, 1123), was born in Nishapur, Iran. He was originally named Ghiyath al-Din Abu'l-Fath Omar ibn Ibrahim Al-Nisaburi Khayymi . Khayym means "tentmaker" in the Persian language.

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