The Persian Primer, Being an Elementary Treatise on Grammar, with Exercises

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Irish Presbyterian Mission Press, 1879 - Persian language - 94 pages
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Page 82 - A FRIEND whom you have been gaining during your whole life, you ought not to be displeased with in a moment. A stone is many years becoming a ruby ; take care that you do not destroy it in an instant against another stone.
Page 83 - When the elephant is once tamed, it is the most gentle and o-be-di-ent of all animals. Its attachment to its keeper is re-mark-a-ble, and it seems to live but to serve and obey him.
Page 76 - ... he may effect what he could not compass as an open adversary. No. XXIV. BRUISE the serpent's head with the hand of your enemy ; which cannot fail of producing one of these two advantages. If the enemy succeeds, you have killed the snake ; and if the latter prevails, you have got rid of your enemy. In the day of battle consider not yourself safe because your adversary is weak ; for he who becomes desperate will take out the lion's brains. No. XXV.
Page 4 - The short vowels are expressed by small marks* two of which are placed above the letter and one below it.
Page 69 - When the name of an irrational being, or of an inanimate object has been mentioned, and reference is...
Page 76 - I give my hand to any but you. In the mean time I shall be glad to hear that you continue your visits to my brother ; you will find him one of the most worthy persons you ever conversed with, and much esteemed for his knowledge in the law.
Page 90 - These birds, as measured from tip to tip of wing, or from the end of the beak to the end of the tail, exceed in size the rock-pigeon ; but their todies are much less bulky ; their feet and legs are likewise smaller.
Page 52 - Jiazdr rooms and a thousand aiwdn 6ud. vestibules, Nouns of multitude, denoting rational beings, are followed by verbs in the singular or plural, according to the unity or plurality of the idea conceived in the mind of the speaker, thus : — to the just monarch the shdkinshdh-i- ddil-ra rapeople is an army, 'lyat lashkar ast.
Page 58 - When the object is qualified by a relative sentence the object is placed before the verb, and the qualifying phrase after it, as...
Page 1 - Alphabet consists of twenty-eight letters, differently shaped according to their position at the beginning, middle, or end of words. The names and powers, and the order and figure, of the letters may be seen in the following Table.

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