Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, opposite the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, opposite the entrance of the house.
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George Leo Haydock
Shewing. Septuagint, old Vulgate, and Josephus, "a nation which has done no wrong, is to be cut off. "The eastern nations were accustomed to such marks of sorrow, Jonas ii. 6. The citizens of Susa tore their garments, and cried aloud, for many days after the defeat of Xerxes. (Herodotus viii. 98.)
The domestics of Darius and Alexander tore also their hair, after their masters' death. (Curtius iii., and xi.)