The Arabian Nights' Entertainments

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Page 14 - Afrite, whose head was in the clouds, while his feet rested upon the ground: his head was like a dome: his hands were like winnowing forks...
Page 14 - Marid, said the fisherman, dost thou say, Suleyman is the Prophet of God? Suleyman hath been dead a thousand and eight hundred years ; and we are now in the end of time. What is thy history, and what is thy tale, and what was the cause of thy entering this bottle?
Page 234 - After two or three days, I perceived a ship just come out of the harbour, making for the place where I was. I made a sign with the linen of my turban, and called to the crew as loud as I could. They heard me, and sent a boat to bring me on board...
Page 16 - I will enrich him for ever : — but the hundred years passed over me, and no one liberated me : and I entered upon another hundred years ; and I said, Whosoever shall liberate me, I will open to him the treasures of the earth...
Page 330 - Their father divided a small inheritance equally between them. Cassim married a very rich wife, and became a wealthy merchant. Ali Baba married a woman as poor as himself, and lived by cutting wood, and bringing it upon three asses into the town, to sell. One day, when Ali Baba was in the forest, and had just cut...
Page x - What but that blessed brief Of what is gallantest and best In all the full-shelved Libraries of Romance ? The Book of rocs, Sandalwood, ivory, turbans, ambergris, Cream-tarts, and lettered apes, and calendars, And ghouls, and genies — O, so huge They might have overed the tall Minster Tower Hands down, as schoolboys take a post ! In truth, the Book of Camaralzaman, Schemselnihar and Sindbad...
Page 149 - And the owner of the trumpet 5 said, If this trumpet be placed at the gate of the city, it will be as a defender of it; for if an enemy enter the city, this trumpet will send forth a sound against him; so he will be known and arrested. And the owner of the horse said, O my lord, the use of this horse is, that if a man mount it, it will convey him to whatever country he desireth.
Page 347 - ... perceiving no light anywhere, arose and went down into the yard to assemble his men. Coming to the first jar, he felt the steam of the boiled oil; he ran hastily to the rest, and found every one of his troop put to death in the same manner. Full of rage and despair at having failed in his design, he forced the lock of a door that led into the garden and made his escape over the walls. On the following morning, Morgiana related to her master, Ali Baba, his wonderful deliverance from the pretended...
Page 214 - I formerly mentioned. there lived at Bagdad a poor porter called Hindbad.* One day, when the weather was excessively hot, he was employed to carry a heavy burden from one end of the town to the other. Being...
Page 42 - He had been married a long time without having any children, when one night he dreamed that he should have a son, whose life, however, would be but short. This dream, when he awoke, gave him great uneasiness. Some time after this, my mother informed him that she was with child, and the very time when she thought she had conceived, agreed exactly with my father's dream.

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