His songs are mostly written in the medieval quatrains (ferskeytla), and are generally of a humorous and satirical character; his convivial songs are known by heart by every modern Icelander; and although some of the poets of the present day are more admired, there is none who is more loved by the people.
Zhukovskis U,nar Khayym and the Wandering Quatrains, translated from the Russian by E.
There are quatrains in the Rubdiyat of Omar Khayyam and pessimistic verses in Ecclesiastes which might have been uttered by Aristippus ("Then commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing than to eat and to drink and to be merry; for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life which God giveth him under the sun").
If we divide the chapter into quatrains, like ch.
The quatrains have been edited at Calcutta (1836) and Teheran (1857 and i862); text and French translation by 3.