1. Shlonsky:

The Oath

FORGET NOT THAT WHICH AMALEK WROUGHT UNTO YOU

 

By these eyes that have seen the woe and the grief

Their outcries heaving to my hearts' embrace,

By this compassion which taught me:

Forgive till the time did come too awful for grace -

I have taken this oath: as I breathe and live,

To forget not a thing

Of that which took place

Till the tenth generation forget not,

Till each of my insults be completely assuaged,

Till the last of my lashes has chastened their lot

Cry heaven, if in vain passed that night of rage,

Cry heaven, if by morning I resume my trod, not learning the lesson taught me by this age