“Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.”

"Truth sits upon the lips of dying men."– Matthew Arnold, the poem Sohrab and Rustum – An Episode (1853)


But Sohrab answered him in wrath; for now
The anguish of the deep-fixed spear grew fierce,
And he desired to draw forth the steel,
And let the blood flow free, and so to die;
But first he would convince his stubborn foe
And, rising sternly on one arm, he said:

"Man, who art thou who dost deny my words?
Truth sits upon the lips of dying men,
And Falsehood, while I lived, was far from mine…"

Epic poem at Project Gutenberg>>

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