Persian Literature: Ancient and Modern

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S.C. Griggs and Company, 1893 - Persian literature - 419 pages

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Page 89 - For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds: I will be like the most High.
Page 163 - I am the Lord, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.
Page 37 - All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty...
Page 75 - Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?
Page 237 - Her father loved me ; oft invited me ; Still questioned me the story of my life From year to year ; the battles, sieges, fortunes That I have passed.
Page xiv - is presented with no other apology than this, it has come from the heart.
Page 269 - We meet in blood to wail the fatal blow." The loosened mail unfolds the bracelet bright, Unhappy gift ! to Rustem's 'wildered sight. Prostrate he falls — " By my unnatural hand, My son, my son is slain — and from the land Uprooted." Frantic, in the dust, his hair He rends in agony and deep despair ; The western sun had disappeared in gloom, And still the champion wept his cruel doom ; His wondering legions marked the long delay, And, seeing Rakush riderless astray, The rumor quick to Persia's...
Page 215 - On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles ; and they were read before the king.
Page 103 - s o'er the way.' Oh lift the workman's heart and mind Above low sensual sin ! Give him a home ! the home of taste ! Outbid the house of gin ! Oh give him taste ! it is the link Which binds us to the skies — A bridge of rainbows thrown across The gulf of tears and sighs...

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