Firdousi accepted the challenge, and the three poets having previously agreed upon three rhyming words to which a fourth could not be found in the Persian language, 'Ansari began "Thy beauty eclipses the light of the sun"; Farrakhi added "The rose with thy cheek would comparison shun"; 'Asjadi continued "Thy glances pierce through the mailed warrior's johsun"; 1 and Firdousi, without a moment's hesitation, completed the quatrain "Like the lance of fierce Giv in his fight with Poshun."
Unfortunately, the original quatrain stated nothing of the sort.
Lutatius Catulus composed a quatrain in his honour, and the dictator Sulla presented him with a gold ring, the badge of the equestrian order, a remarkable distinction for an actor in Rome, where the profession was held in contempt.
Othon (1664), Agesilas (1666), Attila (1667), and Tite et Berenice (1670),(1670), were generally considered as proofs of failing powers, - the cruel quatrain of Boileau "Apres l'Age'silas Helas!
ghazal or ode (a love-ditty, wine-song or religious hymn), the rubai or quatrain (our epigram, for which the Persians invented a new metre in addition to those adopted from the Arabs), and the mathnawi or double-rhymed poem (the legitimate form for epic and didactic poetry).
The particular quatrain predicts the coming of a Great King of Terror and ends in Mars joyfully ruling all.
Nostradamus died in 1566 and never wrote the quatrain above.
I can still remember reading the opening quatrain of The Death of the Bird for the first time.
I will not belabor the relevant quatrain interpretations here that are in my book.
In the 3rd quatrain there is a change of tone, with the speaker making a direct exhortation to his beloved.
The first quatrain furnishes four refrains which appear as the final lines of the following quatrains.
In sonnet 7, the first quatrain (Q1) contains the word looks, Q2 the word looks again.
The third quatrain plays on the reciprocity of mirroring.
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