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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...Him cast, These, His fair
vessels foul defiled at last, Before thy barons thou hast had them
brought, Thaf for His house and honour first were wrought In cumed
hour for wenches wine didst pour And brought the beverage this, thy
board, before, In bowls once blithely blest by Bishop s hand, And
in them praised thy gods, who lifeless stand Made out of stocks and
stones that stir nor move-----For gross transgression, God in
Heaven above, Hath sent into this hall this sight so drear, This
fist, whose fingers filled thy heart with fear, Who, with rough pen
rasped runes upon the wall; The words here written, they shall be
withal, (Figured, I find this at Our Father s will) Three, ."Mane,
Tekel, Phares --Threefold still The threat of punishment, I trow,
is found And I the speech would speedily expound: Mane doth mean,
the Mighty God hath well Counted thy kingdom, doth its number tell,
Fulfilled it is, in faith to very end-- Tekel doth teach thee, so
the term doth tend, Thy reign is weighed, in balance hung, I ween,
Thy deeds of faith they all too few have been, And for those faults
Pharn doth follow fair-- Phares, forsooth, I find doth this
declare: Past is thy Princedom, perished in this hour, Thy reign
reft from thee, Persians take thy power, The Medes thy masters,
thou art shor.n of might --The King commands them there to clothe
that wight E en as the cov nant was, in cloth so fine, In purple
precious soon doth Daniel shine Around his neck of gold a collar
see, Then was declared, by the Duke s decree, By bold Belshazzar,
men to him should bow, (By the King s heralds thus t was called, I
trow, ) As...
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