• WordNet 3.6
    • n Belshazzar (Old Testament) Babylonian general and son of Nebuchadnezzar II; according to the Old Testament he was warned of his doom by divine handwriting on the wall that was interpreted by Daniel (6th century BC)
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  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Mystery magnifies danger, as a fog the sun, the hand that warned Belshazzar derived its horrifying effect from the want of a body.”


In literature:

Some say that Belshazzar was the last king of Babylonia.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic
They rode to the halls of Belshazzar.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
So Bill and I were now at the burning train, looking for something to take the place of our captured Belshazzar banquet.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
Belshazzar drew in his head with a hiss that I could hear even above the clamour of this intrusion.
"The Blue Germ" by Martin Swayne
In that night Belshazzar the Chaldean king was slain.
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
There was held Belshazzar's feast, and was seen the writing on the wall.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
All that he left to his eldest son, Belshazzar, who seems to have acted as king in his father's stead.
"The Bible in its Making" by Mildred Duff
Hank got the buck's name outen a book where it said in slick soundin' poetry as how Belshazzar was king an' Belshazzar waz lord.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer
But the trump and cornet bray; 193 It is Belshazzar's midnight feast!
"The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles Vol. 2" by William Lisle Bowles
Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
The feast of Belshazzar everywhere!
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever
He outshone Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Cyrus, Darius, and all the princes and mighty monarchs of his day.
"The Overcoming Life" by Dwight Moody
The fifth chapter of the Book of Daniel, descriptive of Belshazzar's feast, affords good illustrations of the slighting of speech.
"The Voice and Spiritual Education" by Hiram Corson
The menials had seen the handwriting on the wall before Belshazzar's eyes had fallen on it.
"Tony Butler" by Charles James Lever
Belshazzar was killed that night, says the Bible.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
His face was restrained and grave as that of some very young Daniel at the feast of some modern Belshazzar.
"The Boy with Wings" by Berta Ruck
Did Daniel have love when he faced the wicked Belshazzar and told him of his sins at the risk of his own life?
"The Palm Tree Blessing" by W. E. Shepard
Belshazzar, the son of the last Babylonian king, dealt in wool on a considerable scale.
"An Introduction to the History of Science" by Walter Libby
It was in the days of Belshazzar.
"Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)" by Charles Bucke
The abominations of the banquets of Belshazzar and Cleopatra were re-enacted there.
"Great Ghost Stories" by Various

In poetry:

Belshazzar's dead.
The wretched king breathed out his furious soul
In that tremendous groan.
"Belshazzar. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
Then let thy words bring comfort to my soul.
I've heard the spirit of the gods is in thee;
That thou canst look into the fates of men,
With prescience more than human!
"Belshazzar. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
When to thy lip thou liftest up the bowl,
Blaspheming God, but in the banquet blest —
Beware — lest angry Death shou'd seize thy soul,
Like king Belshazzar's at his impious feast!
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
Belshazzar, though of many realms possest,
Was kill'd, when drunk, with all his reeling train:
Do thou take care lest at some jovial feast,
Thou shalt thyself, amidst thy cups, be slain!
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
Hold -- enough!
Thou hast roused a thought. By Heaven, I will enjoy it;
A glorious thought! which will exalt to rapture
The pleasures of the banquet, and bestow
A yet untasted relish of delight.
"Belshazzar. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
Our eye must soon behold the appalling writing—
The settlement of proud Belshazzar's doom!
These timely buds must early feel a blighting—
This earthly strife—ah, 'tis a sorry fighting!
The victory—the Tomb!
"The Surviving Thought" by David James Scott

In news:

Handel's "Belshazzar" from St Ignatius Loyola.