In some passages the poet seems to take delight in casting dramatic illusion to the winds.
Persian literature after that date, and especially Persian poetry, is full of an ardent natural pantheism, in which a mystic apprehension of the unity and divinity of all things heightens the delight in natural and in human beauty.
He took a passionate delight in the pursuit of knowledge from his very infancy, and is reported to have worked out long arithmetical sums by means of pebbles and biscuit crumbs before he knew the figures.
His delight in scenery frequently appears in letters written to his friends during his summer and autumn tours.
xl., we have the striking assertion, which surely did not originate in the Temple, that God has no delight in sacrifice and offerings.