The Mighty Mahmúd
The mighty Mahmúd, Allah-breathing Lord,
That all the misbelieving and black Horde
Of Fears and Sorrows that infest the Soul
Scatters before him with his whirlwind Sword.

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Vedder's note: Represented as Bacchus dispersing with the juice of the grape Physical Pain, Melancholy Madness, and Ambition, "The black horde that infest the soul."