The Persian and Turkish Tales, Compleat, Volume 2

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Richard Ware, at the Bible and Sun in Amen-Corner, 1739 - Persian literature

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Page 365 - For my part, I value very much the dervise's advice. I will always bear it in my mind, and command it to be written in letters of gold on every door of my palace, on the walls, and on the goods ; and that it be engraved on all my plate ;' which was done accordingly. " In a short time after this, a great lord of the court, urged on by ambition rather than any cause he had to complain of that prince, resolved to deprive him both of his crown and life.
Page 263 - But neither of you fhall triumph over the laws; I will die on the throne, that, after my death, the laws may decide the controverfy. But what? The laws will decide nothing; a cruel war will be kindled between my children; my people will be the victim of their ambition, and I owe all to my people. — O beauteous fultanefs!
Page 220 - Alcoran, was transacted in so small a space of time, that Mahomet at his return found his bed still warm, and took up an earthen pitcher, which was thrown down at the very instant that the Angel Gabriel carried him away, before the water was all spilt...
Page 75 - There is no other god but God, and Mahomet is his prophet;" after which they kiss the superior's hand and retire.
Page 298 - ... vain searches it will wear off.' The hermit, abandoned by God, pursuant to this advice killed the princess, buried her in a corner of the grotto, and the next day told the officers what the devil bid him say.
Page 263 - Prince was cloathed in purple, and took the fcepter of government into his hand. His mother counfelled him to be affable and liberal, not to alter the form of the government, and to pardon criminals. ' By this means, faid (he, you will have all the Empire for you, the King, the Nobles, and the people.
Page 294 - You must know then,' said the vizier, ' that one of these owls has a son, and the other a daughter, between whom they are now upon a treaty of marriage. The father of the son said to the father of the daughter in my hearing, Brother, I consent to this marriage, provided you will settle upon your daughter fifty ruined villages for her portion.
Page 247 - A similar colloquy to that in this story occurs in the " Turkish Tales." " Let me suppose that I am at court, (continued he, taking his cap off his head, and laying it on the floor before him,) let me suppose my cap to be Togaltimur, and see if I can have the confidence to insist upon a lie in the face of the king. Entering into his presence, I salute him. Saddyq, says he to me, let my black horse be got ready, I mean to ride him to-day. — Sir, an accident has befallen him ; yesterday, in the...
Page 336 - Voyages and Travels, p. 95. In the " Turkish Tales," we have also some notice of this " virtuous" people. " The Samsards were monstrous anthropophagi, or men-eaters, who had the body of a man and the head of a dog.
Page 263 - After thefe reflections, he afTembled his vifiers, the nobles, and the people : ' I have,' faid he to them, ' one foot on the throne, and the other in the grave; but...

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