The Thousand and One Nights, Or, The Arabian Nights Entertainments: Translated and Arranged for Family Readings, with Explanatory Notes, Volume 1

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J. Murray, 1847 - Arabic literature
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Page 364 - She then uncovered her face, and looked at him, and observed him to be a handsome young man, and loved him; and she said to him, Bring us something to eat. He answered her. On the head and the eye be thy commands: — and went to the market, and bought a roasted lamb, and a dish of sweetmeat, and procured some dried fruits, and candles and wine, and the requisite apparatus for perfumes.
Page 148 - She then said, Know that this lady hath conferred on me a benefit for which I am unable to requite her; for she rescued me from death, by killing my enemy; and I, having seen u This salutation and its reply are to be given only to and by Muslims.
Page 36 - ... submit to his authority ; but I refused ; upon which he called for this bottle, and confined me in it, and closed it upon me with the leaden stopper, which he stamped with the Most Great Name : he then gave orders to the Jinn, who carried me away, and threw me into the midst of the sea.
Page 357 - There is no strength nor power but in God ! the High ! the Great ! We will go to the walee, and acquaint him.
Page 119 - ... it, and the ships will fall in pieces, and every nail in them will fly to the mountain, and adhere to it ; for God hath given to the loadstone a secret property by virtue of which everything of iron is attracted toward it.
Page 36 - Whosoever shall liberate me, I will enrich him fo.r 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 297 - O my master, I have not patience to wait; for I am in a state of extreme hunger.
Page 209 - We have a child here, answered the tailor's wife, and we want the physician to see him: take, then, this quarter of a piece of gold, and give it to thy master, and let him come down and see my son ; for he is ill.
Page 32 - ... it was his custom to cast his net, every day, no more than four times. One day he went forth at the hour of noon to the shore of the sea, and put down his basket, and cast his net, and waited until it was motionless in the water, when he drew together its strings, and found it to be heavy : he pulled, but could not draw it up: so he took the end of the cord, and knocked a stake into the shore, and tied the cord to it.
Page 36 - Whosoever shall liberate me, I will perform for him three wants: — but still no one liberated me. I then fell into a violent rage, and said within myself, Whosoever shall liberate me now, I will kill him; and only suffer him to choose in what manner he will die. And lo, now thou hast liberated me, and I have given thee thy choice of the manner in which thou wilt die.

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