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" Twas in the bath, a piece of perfumed clay Came from my loved one's hands to mine, one day. " Art thou then musk or ambergris ?" I said ; " That by thy scent my soul is ravished ? "  "
The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes - Page 64
by Richard Alan Miller, Iona Miller - 1990 - 184 pages
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The Gulistān; or, Rose-garden, tr. by E.B. Eastwick

Sa'dÓ - 1852
...seem. 'Twas in the bath, a piece of perfumed clay Came from my loved one's hands to mine, one day. Ait thou then musk or ambergris ?" I said ; " That by...answered, " worthless earth was I, But long I kept the rose's company ; Thus near, its perfect fragrance to me came, Else I'm but earth, the worthless and...
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The Christian Reformer, Or, Unitarian Magazine and Review, Volume 9

Unitarianism - 1853
...which occurs the following beautiful apologue, illustrative of the advantages of good society : ' Ait thou then musk or ambergris ?' I said ; ' That by...answered ; ' worthless earth was I, But long I kept the Rose's company ; Thus near, its perfect fragrance to me came, Else I'm but earth — the worthless...
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The Book of Perfumes

Eugene Rimmel - Perfumes - 1867 - 266 pages
...illustrates the benefit of good society : " 'Twas in the bath, a piece of perfumed clay Came from my loved one's hand to mine, one day. 'Art thou, then, musk...answered, 'worthless earth was I, But long I kept the rose's company; Thus near, its perfect fragrance to me came, Else I'm but earth, the worthless and...
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Gulistān

Saʻdī, Edward Backhouse Eastwick - Persian literature - 1880 - 243 pages
...vices virtues seem. VERSE. 'Twas in the bath, a piece of perfumed clay Came from my loved one's hands to mine, one day. " Art thou then musk or ambergris...answered, " worthless earth was I, But long I kept the rose's company ; Thus near, its perfect fragrance to me came, Else I'm but earth, the worthless and...
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Flowers from Persian Poets, Volume 2

Firdawsī, Omar Khayyam, Niẓāmī Ganjavī, Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana), Tusī Asadī (the elder), Saʻdī, Ḥāfiẓ, Jāmī - Persian poetry - 1901
...dedicates his Gulistan. He reigned thirty-five years, and died AD 1259. >A quotation from the Koran. " That by thy scent my soul is ravished ? " " Not so,"...answered, " worthless earth was I, But long I kept the rose's company ; Thus near, its perfect fragrance to me came, Else I'm but earth, the worthless and...
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Flowers from Persian Poets, Volume 2

Firdawsī, Omar Khayyam, Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana), Niẓāmī Ganjavī, Tusī Asadī (the elder), Saʻdī, Ḥāfiẓ, Jāmī - English poetry - 1901
...vices virtues seem. Verse. 'Twas in the bath, a piece of perfumed clay Came from my loved one's hands to mine, one day. " Art thou then musk or ambergris ? " I said ; is a Turkish word signifying " father of the prince." It was originally applied to a prime minister...
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A Prince of Dreamers

Flora Annie Webster Steel - Akbar - 1908 - 348 pages
...many a time. CHAPTER XXVI 'T was in the bath a piece of perfumed clay Came from my loved one's hands to mine one day Art thou then musk or ambergris? I...scent my soul is ravished. "Not so," it answered, "naught but clay am I, But I have kept a rose's company.'' —SA'ADI TT WAS nigh twelve of the night,...
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A Dictionary of Oriental Quotations (Arabic and Persian)

Claud Field - Quotations, Arabic - 1911 - 351 pages
...hastam." GULIsTAN (Preface). " 'Twas in the bath, a piece of perfumed clay Came from my loved one's hands to mine one day ; ' Art thou then musk or ambergris...answered, 'worthless earth was I, But long I kept the ruse's company.' Thus near, its perfect fragrance to me came Else I'm but earth, the worthless and...
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1001 Questions Answered about Flowers

Norman Taylor - Nature - 1996 - 335 pages
...inches long. The flowers are small, white, and of such alluring fragrance that a Persian poet wrote: Art thou, then, musk or ambergris, I said That by thy scent my soul is ravished. The jasmine cannot be safely grown outdoors north of Norfolk, Virginia. 953. What is Abelia grand!...
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