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The Fall Of Nineveh. Book The Nineteenth

On the next morrow, to the spacious plain
South of the city, Salamenes led
The Assyrian army,--for no foe was there,--
And numbered them. By thousands they passed on.
Four times a hundred thousand was their strength.

To every soldier then, a piece of gold,
Food plentiful, and generous wines, were given,
Their hearts to gladden. In her chariot rode
The queen among them; to the captains spake,
And to the soldiers,--all encouraging,
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