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...equal intervals, the long straightrows of waving branches, the perfect regularity, the rectangular symmetry of the whole, and the many sweet scents which hung about themas they paced the park. In admiration he exclaimed to Cyrus: "All thisbeauty is marvellous enough, but what astonishes me still more is thetalent of the artificer who mapped out and arranged for you the severalparts of this fair scene. "  Cyrus was pleased by the remark, andsaid: "Know then, Lysander, it is I who measured and arranged it all. Some of the trees, " he added, "I planted with my own hands. " ThenLysander, regarding earnestly the speaker, when he saw the beauty ofhis apparel and perceived its fragrance, the splendour  also of thenecklaces and armlets, and other ornaments which he wore, exclaimed:"What say you, Cyrus? did you with your own hands plant some of thesetrees?" whereat the other: "Does that surprise you, Lysander? I swearto you by Mithres,  when in ordinary health I never dream...