Vashti: A Poem in Seven Books

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1894 - 166 pages
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Page 158 - It is uncertain whether we possess any further historical details of the siege. The narrative of Ctesias may embody a certain number of the facts, as it certainly represented with truth the strange yet not incredible...
Page 118 - Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow speak thou unto the king that Mordecai be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet.
Page 123 - ... recompensed. AHASUERUS. Princes and satraps who surround my throne, When I straightway inquir'd what What dignity and honor had been confer'd On this good Mordecai, who saved my life, "Nothing has yet been done," my servants said. Now, Princes, aid my tardy gratitude — With your advice — and say, what shall be done Unto the man whom I, the King, delight To honour. CARSHENA. O King Ahasuerus, mayst thou live Forever! Honour, wealth, and dignity, The man deserves who sav'd thy precious life,...

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