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TWO FRAGMENTS OD A HISTORIAL ROMANCE OR EPIC, by                    
First Line: Mounted then artashes brave
Last Line: At the nuptials of his sat'inik
Subject(s): Artaxias (2d Century B.c.); Artashes (2d Century B.c.)


Mounted then Artashes brave
A black and beauteous steed,
Took his crimson leathern thong
All decked with rings of gold,
Passed he next the river o'er
Like to an eagle swift,
Hurled his crimson leathern thong
All decked with rings of gold,
Cast it round about the waist
Of an Alan maiden;
Much the slender waist he pained
Of that fair young maiden,
Swiftly bearing her along
To his camp far distant.

* * *

Gold rained down in showers
At the marriage of King Artashes;
Pearls rained down in showers
At the nuptials of his Sat'inik.






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