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2nd pers 3rd pers added adjectives alif aorist Arab Arabick Artt asked beautiful broken plurals comp compounds conj conjugation consonant construction defective verbs Dictionary dual elegant Examples fathah feminine Firdausi form J*i garden gender genitive Gram Grammar Grammarians Hafiz hamzah hasili masdar heart imperative infinitive jjjj Jl*i kesrah king learned learner Lumsden Masc masculine measure Namah nightingale nominative participle particle passive passive voice Persian language Persian nouns Plur plural number potential mood preceding predicate prefixed prep pres present tense pret pronoun proper name Prosody Quadriliteral quiescent radical letter reciprocal pronoun relative noun Root rose scansion signify simp sing solar letter sometimes substantives syllable tanwln termed termination thou triliteral verb verbal noun vowel wine Zaid
Page 230 - Require the borrow'd gloss of art ? Speak not of fate : ah ! change the theme, . And talk of odours, talk of wine, Talk of the flowers that round us bloom. •"Tis all a cloud, 'tis all a dream ! To love and joy thy thoughts confine, Nor hope to pierce the sacred gl&omj Beauty has such resistless power, Tliat e'en the chaste Egyptian dame...
Page 230 - While music charms the ravish'd ear; While sparkling cups delight our eyes, Be gay; and scorn the frowns of age. What cruel answer have I heard! And yet, by heaven, I love thee still: Can aught be cruel from thy lip? Yet say, how fell that bitter word From lips which streams of sweetness fill. Which nought but drops of honey sip?
Page 231 - Which naught but drops of honey sip? Go boldly forth, my simple lay, Whose accents flow with artless ease, Like orient pearls at random strung; Thy notes are sweet, the damsels say, But oh, far sweeter, if they please The nymph for whom these notes are sung.
Page ii - ... are seldom willing to allow any excellence beyond the limits of our own attainments: like the savages, who thought that the sun rose and set for them alone, and could not imagine that the waves, which surrounded their island, left coral and pearls upon any other Shore.
Page xii - The true law (it is Cicero who speaks) is right reason conformable to the nature of things, constant, eternal, diffused through all, which calls us to duty by commanding, deters us from sin by forbidding; which never loses its influence with the good, nor ever preserves it with the wicked.
Page vii - ... transacted in peace and war between nations equally jealous of one another, who had not the common instrument of conveying their sentiments ; the servants of the company received letters which they could not read, and were ambitious of gaining titles of which they could not comprehend the meaning ; it was found highly dangerous to employ the natives as interpreters, upon whose fidelity they could not depend...
Page xii - Persian language according to my plan, will in less than a year be able to translate and to answer any letter from an Indian prince, and to converse with the natives of India, not only with fluency, but with elegance.
Page xiii - Arabia, and Tartary, cannot fail of delighting those who love to view the great picture of the universe, or to learn by what degrees the most obscure states have risen to glory, and the most flourishing kingdoms have sunk to decay...