Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, VOX POPULI, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

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First Line: When mazarvan the magician / journeyed westward through cathay
Last Line: Where badoura is unknown.
Subject(s): Public Opinion

When Mazarvan the Magician,
Journeyed westward through Cathay,
Nothing heard he but the praises
Of Badoura on his way.

But the lessening rumor ended
When he came to Khaledan,
There the folk were talking only
Of Prince Camaralzaman,

So it happens with the poets:
Every province hath its own;
Camaralzaman is famous
Where Badoura is unknown.

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