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This is a beautiful story that the poet Theodore Tilton has very emotively expressed in the stanzas. .. EVEN THIS WILL PASS AWAY Once in Persia reigned a king, Who upon a signet ring Carved a maxim strange and wise, When held before his eyes, Gave him counsel at a glance, Fit for every change and chance: Solemn words and these were they: 'EVEN THIS WILL PASS AWAY." Trains, of camel through the sand Brought him gems from Samarcand; Fleets of galleys over the seas Brought him pearls to rival these, But he counted little gain, Treasures of the mine or main; 'What is wealth?' the king would say "EVEN THIS WILL PASS AWAY." 'Mid the pleasures of his court the zenith of their sport, When the palms of all his guests Burned with clapping at his jests, Seated midst the figs and wine, Said the king: 'Ah, friends of mine,' Pleasure