Then said the king's servants that ministered to him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:…
: —Esther, in addition to her outward comeliness, was modest, engaging, contented, and possessed all those amiable qualities which adorn the individual, while they make him useful to society. Beauty is one of the gifts of nature; but if it consist only in symmetry of form and fineness of colouring, it is no more than a beautiful statue
; it can only gratify the eye. That which reflects as a mirror the good qualities of the mind can alone form an object of rational attraction.
Parallel VersesKJV: Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king: