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DEATH OF NEDHAM ALMOLK,
VIZIER TO THE THREE FIRST SELJUK
SULTANS OF PERSIA.
BY SHEBAL ADDAULET.
THY virtues, famed through every land,
Thy spotless life in age and youth,
Prove thee a pearl, *
by Nature's hand
Formed out of purity and truth.
Too long its beams of orient light
Upon a thankless world were shed:
Allah has now revenged the slight,
And called it to its native bed.
142:* Nedham, in Arabic, signifies a string of pearls.
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