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Unformatted text preview: obeyed, and, taking her infant son Yezid with her, returned to Yemen; nor did she revisit Damascus till after the death of Mowiah, when Yezid ascended the throne.] THE russet suit of camel's hair, With spirits light and eye serene, Is dearer to my bosom far Than all the trappings of a queen. The humble tent, and murmuring breeze That whistles through its fluttering walls, My unaspiring fancy please, Better than towers and splendid halls. p. 106 Th’ attendant colts, that bounding fly And frolic by the litter's side, Are dearer in Maisuna's eye Than gorgeous mules in all their pride. The watch-dog's voice, that bays whene’er A-stranger seeks his master's cot, Sounds sweeter in Maisuna's ear Than yonder trumpet's long-drawn note. The rustic youth, unspoiled by art, Son of my kindred, poor but free, Will ever to Maisuna's heart Be dearer, pampered fool, than thee!...
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- Spring '08
- World Literature, MAISUNA, following simple stanzas, infant son Yezid