The Book of Sindibād: Or, The Story of the King, His Son, the Damsel, and Seven Vazīrs

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William Alexander Clouston
Priv. print. [by J. Cameron], 1884 - Arabic language - 385 pages
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Page 54 - Ah, sweet ! are ye a worldly creature, Or heavenly thing in likeness of nature? " Or are ye god Cupidis own princess, And comin are to loose me out of band? Or are ye very Nature the goddess, That have depainted with your heavenly hand, This garden full of flowers as they stand ? What shall I think, alas ! what reverence Shall I mister unto your excellence?
Page 378 - With drawe your othe and swere nat;" but she wolde nat do after hym, but put hyr hande into the serpentes mouthe : and when hyr hande was in, she sware before hyr husbande that she had no more to do with hym than with that fole, that stode hyr by : and by cause that she sayd trowthe she pulled out hyr hande a geyne out of the throte of the serpent nat hurt ; and than departed the knyght home and trusted hyr well euer after.
Page 228 - A boat! twenty pounds for a boat!" A waterman, happening to be near the place where the Parrot was floating, immediately took it up, and restored it to the king; demanding, as the bird was a favourite, that he should be paid the reward that it had called out. This was refused ; but it was agreed that, as the Parrot had offered a reward, the man should again refer to its determination for the sum he was to receive — " Give the knave a groat," the bird screamed aloud, the instant the reference was...
Page 228 - Willughby tells us of a Parrot, which, when a person said to it, " Laugh, Poll, laugh," laughed accordingly, and the instant after screamed out, " What a fool to make me laugh I" Another, which had grown old with its master, shared with him the infirmities of age. Being accustomed to hear scarcely any thing but the words, " I am sick ;" when a person asked it, " How d'ye do, Poll ? how d'ye do?"
Page 219 - Then the partridge and the monkey asked the elephant: "What is the oldest thing, friend, that you remember?" "Friends," he replied, "when I was a child I used to walk over this banyan tree, keeping it between my thighs, and its topmost shoot touched my belly. This is the oldest thing that I remember. " Then the partridge and the elephant asked the monkey : "What is the oldest thing, friend, that you remember?
Page 315 - ... in which they left him to meditate upon his mistress. The priest and the commander of the guard were secured, as they arrived, in a similar manner, and it only remained to dispose of the banker. When he made his appearance, Upakosa, leading him near the baskets, said aloud: "You promise to deliver me my husband's property?" And he replied: "The wealth your husband entrusted to me shall be yours.
Page 295 - Having made him enter the circle, previously consecrated, she said to the king, after he had taken an oath, " I attempted to draw hither, as a victim, that Brahman named Phalabhuti, who is so intimate with you ; but the drawing him hither is a difficult task; so it is the best way to initiate some cook in our rites, that he may himself slay and cook him.
Page 237 - ... against him he leapt, and they both fought so long together, until that the serpent had grievously hurt and wounded the greyhound, that he bled so sore, that the earth about the cradle was all bloody. The greyhound, when that he felt himself grievously...
Page 246 - ... off his clothes, and, after branding him on the forehead with the dog's foot, during the night push him into a filthy ditch. On recovering consciousness he returns to his companions, and tells them, in order that they should share his fate, that he had been robbed on his way home. The three other merchants in turn visit the house of Devasmita, and receive the same treatment. Soon afterwards the pretended devotee, ignorant of the result of her device, visits the lady, is drugged, her ears and...
Page 377 - ... and wysely. And she consented to goo with hym to Rome to that serpent, and there to take hyr othe that she was not gylty of that, that he put apon hyr.

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