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QUATRAIN: ON READING THE LIFE OF HAROUN ER RESHID, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down all the lanterned bagdad of our youth
Last Line: A blood-smeared headsman hides behind each door.
Subject(s): Harun Ar-radshid (766-809)


Down all the lanterned Bagdad of our youth
He steals, with golden justice for the poor:
Within his palace -- you shall know the truth! --
A blood-smeared headsman hides behind each door.





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