Persia's great epic poets, notably Firdausi in Shahnamah, have preserved many of the early traditions of this land.
In Firdausi in Exile there is a strong and manly note audible.
Firdausi in Exile is a story well told, and is the best narrative poem by Mr. Gosse.
How much of the substance of Firdausi's poems belongs to really primitive myth is uncertain.
"I remember Firdausi's poem after a fashion only," Cosmo answered.
The 'Shah-nameh' of Firdausi, that model of a heroic poem, was written early in the eleventh century.