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The Wall of Self

[See Sentinel, August 8, 1901, p. 784.]

From the October 24, 1901 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Mexican Herald

Mahmout , the Persian, in splendor rare Dwelt in Shiraz, in a palace fair; In old Shiraz, on limestone ledges That rim the sharp and curving edges Of the Persian Gulf—the Gulf of Pearl, Whose waves like scimitars gleam and whirl. His halls were crowded with courtiers brave; His ships sailed over the Caspian wave; His home was jewelled with love and fame, And yet Mahmout was in saddened frame; So sad one day that the Sun stood still To ask the cause of his seeming ill.