Dalziels' Illustrated Arabian Nights' Entertainments

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Henry William Dulcken
Ward and Lock, 1865 - Folklore
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Page 701 - ... it to his guide, asked him which house it was, that, or the first ? The guide was so confounded, that he knew not what answer to make ; but still more puzzled, when he and the captain saw five or six houses similarly marked.
Page 604 - At that summons the genie appeared, and said: "What wouldst thou have ? I am ready to obey thee as thy slave, and the slave of all those who have that lamp in their hands; both I and the other slaves of the lamp.
Page ix - She told me the two girls at her feet were her daughters, though she appeared too young to be their mother. Her fair maids were ranged below the sofa, to the number of twenty, and put me in mind of the pictures of the ancient nymphs. I did not think all nature could have furnished such a scene of beauty.
Page ix - ... barbarous. To say all in a word, our most celebrated English beauties would vanish near her. She was dressed in a caftan of gold brocade, flowered with silver, very well fitted to her shape, and showing to advantage the beauty of her bosom, only shaded by the thin gauze of her shift.
Page ix - I was so struck with admiration that I could not for some time speak to her, being wholly taken up in gazing. That surprising harmony of features, that charming result of the whole ! that exact proportion of body ! that lovely bloom of complexion unsullied by art ! the unutterable enchantment of her smile — But her eyes ! — large and black, with all the soft languishment of the blue ! every turn of her face discovering some new grace.
Page 693 - ... excuse that she was sorry that she had made her stay so long, but that she could not find it sooner. Ali Baba's wife went home, set the measure upon the heap of gold, filled it...
Page 611 - I am ready to bestow the princess my daughter upon him ; therefore, good woman, go and tell him so, and I will wait till you bring me his answer.
Page viii - But that thought was lost upon my entrance into a large room, or rather pavilion, built round with gilded sashes, which were most of them thrown up, and the trees planted near them gave an agreeable shade, which hindered the sun from being troublesome.
Page 398 - She wore large diamond bracelets, and had five rings on her fingers, except Mr. Pitt's the largest I ever saw in my life. It is for jewellers to compute the value of these things, but, according to the common estimation of jewels in our part of the world, her whole dress must be worth a hundred thousand pounds sterling.
Page 712 - Baba, in imitation of the dancers by profession, who make use of this practice to excite the liberality of the spectators. Ali Baba threw a piece of gold into the tabor. Morgiana then presented it to his son, who followed his father's example. Cogia Houssain, who saw that she was advancing towards him for the same purpose, had already taken his purse from his bosom to contribute his present, and was putting his hand...

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