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" At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune. "
The History of Chess: From the Time of the Early Invention of the Game in ... - Page 178
by Duncan Forbes - 1860 - 312 pages
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Literary Hours: Or, Sketches Critical and Narrative, Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1800
...thousand gold dinars, before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune."* In the tenth...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...thousand gold dinars, before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the p. 162. ..168), and Niebuhr (Voyage en Arable, tom. ii. p. 239. ..271), have seen only its decay...
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History of Arabia, Ancient and Modern:: Containing a Description ..., Volume 2

Andrew Crichton - Arabian Peninsula - 1833 - 464 pages
...splendid, is generally regarded as the most magnificent of the Abbassidan caliphs. At his nuptials a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, while gifts of lands and houses, scattered in lottery-tickets among the populace, announced...
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On the spikenard of the ancients (by C. Hatchett).

Charles Hatchett - 1836
...income of a province, before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune. The glories...
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The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volumes 28-29

1842
...dinars before he drew his foot | "We admit the progress of the mathemafrom the stirrup. At his nuptials, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride. The reception of the Greek ambassador is described as follows : — " The caliph's whole...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...thousand gold dinars — before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At the nuptials of the same prince, our zeal ; She died at Holy Isle.' Lord Marmion started from the g the bride, and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune. The glories...
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State of nations, past and present, 1000 questions and answers

P A. Beddome - 1844 - 120 pages
...dinars, before he drew his foot from the stirrup. 171. What marked the magnificence of his nuptials? A thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and missilia thrown among the crowd, entitling those who caught them to lands and houses....
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1845 - 372 pages
...thousand gold dinars — before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune. The glories...
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A History of All Nations, from the Earlier Periods to the Present Time: Or ...

World history - 1851 - 1207 pages
...the magnificent style of his court, and his patronage of letters. At the marriage of this monarch, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of his bride, and a lottery of lands and houses was distributed to the guests. In a single gift, he disposed of a sum...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...thousand gold dinars—before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune. The glories...
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