ABSTRACT

Beheld the face of Zál, the son of Sám, The son of Narímán, and said : “ Famed chief ! I have been visiting Asfandiyár, And seen a horseman like a straight-stemmed cypress, A man of wisdom, dowered with grace and Glory. Thou wouldest say : ‘ Sháh Farídún, the hero, Bequeathed to him both might and understanding.’ His presence bettereth hearsay : there doth shine From him the Grace imperial and divine.”