The Poems of Victor Hugo, Vol. 17 (Classic Reprint)

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One Vlad refused his tribute - he they dub (i mean the Chief of Tunis) Beelzebub Who the Turk's envoys took, empaled them straight Each side the road, before the city gate. On Murad came, burned harvests, barns, and then The Boyard conquered; twenty thousand men Prisoners of war he took, compelled to yield; Next a vast wall built round the battlefield. The twenty thousand men in embrasures, Whence issue shrieks of torment, he immures; For every victim's eyes he made a slit; And when he left, upon the wall he writ, Stone-carver Murad to stake-planter Vlad.

Strong faith the Sultan and devotion had. Once in Euboea, where his lightning came, He gave a hundred convents to the ?ame. Murad, for forty years dread homicide, Slaughtered mankind: God seemed with him to hide. He was supreme unnumbered armies o'er Was caliph, padishah, and emperor. Great is Murad! The priesthood shout the While. II Bad legislator, conqueror yet more vile, Having around him only abject troops, Slaves, and the crowd that in the mire stoops Souls tongued to lick his feet which hiding hate Praised him for crimes, always inexpiate. Flattered, embraced by conquered enemies, He lived immersed in incense, pride, and joys, With the vast weariness of worshiped eng.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Victor Hugo

Hardback

Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780266481157

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm

Page Count - 268

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