Sohrab and Rustum

Sohrab  (sö-hrâb ´and Rustum.—An episode, or narrative in verse, by Matthew Arnold. The story is told in prose in Sir John Malcolm's History of Persia. “The powerful conception of the relation between the two chieftains, and the slaying of the son by the father, are,” says Stedman, “tragical and heroic. The descriptive passage at the close beginning—

for diction and breadth of tone would do honor to any living poet.”