How charming it is, then, when they tell us how, after all this, they lead him to another chamber where he finds the tables set out in such style that he is filled with amazement and wonder; to see how they pour out water for his hands distilled from amber and sweet-scented flowers; how they seat him on an ivory chair; to see how the damsels wait on him all in profound silence; how they bring him such a variety of dainties so temptingly prepared that the appetite is at a loss which to select; to hear the music that resounds
while he is at table, by whom or whence produced he knows not.
Under the crescent moon's faint glow The washerman's bat resounds
afar, And the autumn breeze sighs tenderly.
On this Polites, whom I valued and trusted more than any other of my men, said, 'There is some one inside working at a loom and singing most beautifully; the whole place resounds
with it, let us call her and see whether she is woman or goddess.
What matters it to your majesty, who dazzles all faces, if there is one poor man more on earth, a poor innocent philosopher spluttering amid the shadows of calamity, with an empty pocket which resounds
against his hollow belly?
The world is given to them, and it resounds
with the clang of their hammers and the ringing of their church bells.
To-morrow, when the Great Revolt breaks out and all the world resounds
with the tramp, tramp of the millions, the Oligarchy, will realize, and too late, how mightily that band of heroes has grown.