The Thousand and One Nights: Commonly Called in England, The Arabian Nights' Entertainments : a New Translation from the Arabic, with Copious Notes, Volume 1

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Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1865 - Arabs
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Page 72 - 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 69 - ... 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. He then stripped himself, and dived round the net, and continued to pull until he drew it out: whereupon he rejoiced, and put on his clothes; but when he came to examine the net, he found in it the carcass of an ass. At the sight of this he mourned, and exclaimed, There is no strength nor power but in God, the High, the Great!
Page 74 - Efreet, and said, Choose in what manner of death thou wilt die. I will assuredly throw thee here into the sea, and build me a house on this spot ; and whosoever shall come here, I will prevent his fishing in this place, and will say to him, Here is an...
Page 22 - Mohammadans ; the second, for the Christians ; the third, for the Jews; the fourth, for the Sabians; the fifth, for the Magians; the sixth, for the Idolaters ; the seventh, by general consent, for the Hypocrites. " Jahennem " is the general name for Hell, and the particular name for its first stage. The situation of Hell has been a subject of dispute; some place it in the seventh earth ; and some have doubted whether it be above or below the earth which we inhabit.
Page 220 - His dress baffled all description. The ground of his robes was white; but he was so covered with jewels of an extraordinary size, and their splendour, from his being seated where the rays of the sun played upon them, was so dazzling, that it was impossible to distinguish the minute parts which combined to give such amazing brilliancy to his whole figure.
Page 218 - Azraeel, the Angel of Death ! " — " Alas ! " cried the terrified man ; " I testify that there is no deity but God, and I testify that Mohammad is God's Apostle ! There is no strength nor power but in God, the High ! the Great ! To God we belong, and to Him we must return...
Page 112 - ... fixed on a particular antelope. The hawks, skimming along near the ground, soon reach the deer, at whose head they pounce in succession, and sometimes with a violence that knocks it over. At all events, they confuse the animal so much as to stop its speed in such a degree that the dogs can come up ; and in an instant men, horses, dogs, and hawks, surround the unfortunate deer, against which their united efforts have been combined. The part of the...
Page 384 - The fine for a member that is single (as the nose) is the whole price of blood, as for homicide. . .for a member of which there are two and not more (as a hand) half the price of blood; for one of which there are ten (a finger or toe) a tenth of the price of blood : but the fine of a man for maiming or...
Page 432 - ... distinguished by a strip of linen, or cotton stuff, or muslin, generally blue, bound round the head, and tied in a single knot behind, the ends hanging down a few inches. Each of these also carries a handkerchief, usually dyed blue, which she sometimes holds over her shoulders, and at other times twirls with both hands over her head, or before her face.
Page 74 - Yea, without fail ! yea, without fail ! The Marid then addressing him with a soft voice and humble manner said, What dost thou intend to do with me, O fisherman ? He answered, I will throw thee into the sea ; and if thou hast been there a thousand and eight hundred years, I will make thee to remain there until the hour of judgment.

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