Belsarius was ordered to have his eyes put out, and was reduced to a homeless beggar.

Blind Belsarius

Belsarius was ordered to have his eyes put out, and was reduced to a homeless beggar.

"A Dervish is a Mohammedan monk or religious fanatic, who makes a vow of poverty and austerity of life. There are several orders, some living in monasteries, some as hermits, and some as wandering mendicants. Some, called dancing dervishes, are accustomed to spin or whirl themselves round for hours at a time, till they work themselves into a state of frenzy, when they are believed to be inspired."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Dervish

"A Dervish is a Mohammedan monk or religious fanatic, who makes a vow of poverty and austerity of life.…

A scene from the story, "All Things are as Fate Wills."

Fate Wills

A scene from the story, "All Things are as Fate Wills."

A scene from the story, "All Things are as Fate Wills."

Fate Wills

A scene from the story, "All Things are as Fate Wills."

A scene from the story, "All Things are as Fate Wills."

Fate Wills

A scene from the story, "All Things are as Fate Wills."

A scene from the story, "All Things are as Fate Wills."

Fate Wills

A scene from the story, "All Things are as Fate Wills."

A scene from the story, "All Things are as Fate Wills."

Fate Wills

A scene from the story, "All Things are as Fate Wills."

A scene from the story, "All Things are as Fate Wills."

Fate Wills

A scene from the story, "All Things are as Fate Wills."

Scene from "The Measure of Rice."

King and Beggar

Scene from "The Measure of Rice."

An illustration of a monk giving a poor beggar a bowl of food on the steps of the monastery.

Monastery Gate

An illustration of a monk giving a poor beggar a bowl of food on the steps of the monastery.

"A poor man here is asking for relief, / The full-fed, portly man appears quite deaf; / He's humbly pleading - see the poor creature; / The big man before him grows still deafer; / Alas! how passing strange does this appear, / None are so deaf as those that will not hear. / Of those whose vision's dim, where'er they be, / None are so blind as those who will not see."—Barber, 1857

None so Deaf as Those That Won't Hear

"A poor man here is asking for relief, / The full-fed, portly man appears quite deaf; / He's humbly…

"A barefooted beggar cares not a fig for the income tax." -Trowbridge, 1866

Tax Rebus

"A barefooted beggar cares not a fig for the income tax." -Trowbridge, 1866