Thus did the hours of darkness fleet away Until with lights the guests went from the presence, And made for home with glad and merry hearts.
Now when the sun shot from its radiant orb Its arrows and night turned its gathered reins, There rose a din of tymbals at.thè court, The warriors wen£ in to audience. The ruler of the world then summoned Gív, Placed him upon the famed, imperial throne, And ordered that the spoils should be brought forth, The haughty and illustrious warriors, Together with the guiltless womenfolkThe unseen victims of AfrásiyábWith Jahn and Garsíwaz-the man of guile, Who had tripped up the feet of Siyáwush. Káús, beholding wicked Garsíwaz, Cursed him as he deserved. They brought both him And Jahn in gyves before the lofty throne, With all the prisoners and hostages. The Sháh dealt with them after their deserts, Put one in ward, another into bonds ; One was all hope, another in distress. Káús beheld with eyelids full of tears The daughters of the great Afrásiyáb, And made the royal bower their dwelling-place, With handmaids to attend them. All the spoils Of every kind, dínárs and uncut gems, He gave to the Íránians that they Might call down blessings on the king of earth. He made the captives over to his chiefs, Retaining neither great nor small himself. They then prepared a residence for Jahn, Providing food, attendants, and a guard. There was a gloomy dungeon in a hold, Repulsive, with a charnel-house hard by, And this became the lot of Garsíwaz :
Such are time’s changes ! Blest are they that rule With open hands and hearts devout and pure,
V. 1365 Who reckon that the world will not endure, And never haunt the portal of the fool ; But he whose wits are small and lusts 1 debased Is by a leech among the madmen placed.