The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night: Now First Completely Done Into English Prose and Verse, from the Original Arabic, by John Payne, Volume 9

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Page 300 - Genoese shipping at the end of the twelfth and the beginning of the thirteenth centuries.
Page 312 - A compilation from earlier historical works made, in the form in which we have it, at the end of the thirteenth or the beginning of the fourteenth century and known by the name of WALTER OF COVENTRY (W.
Page 201 - Dunya and he sat down on the high divan ; after which they let fall the curtains and shut the doors and withdrew, leaving him alone with his bride; whereupon he smote hand upon hand and sat awhile sorrowful and saying, "There is no Majesty and there is no Might save in Allah, the Glorious, the Great!" Quoth the Princess, "O my lord, Allah preserve thee! What aileth thee that thou art troubled?
Page 217 - What a calamity is this man! He came to me, fleeing from his wife, and he was a poor man. Whence then should he get a baggage-train? But...
Page 104 - Then he set off, running, and coming to his house, found his wife sitting in the same clothes and ornaments he had seen upon her in the shop; whereupon he beat hand upon hand, saying, ' There is no power and no virtue but in God the Most High, the Supreme...
Page 191 - And if they question me of thee, I will praise thee and magnify thee in their eyes and say to them, Get him a store-house and a shop.
Page 216 - Who art thou and what is thy business?" "I am a courier," answered the Jinni, "and thy son-in-law who is come with the baggage sendeth me to thee with a letter, and here it is! " So he took the letter and read therein these words, "After salutations galore to our uncle the glorious King!
Page 222 - ... the soul, and sat talking, whilst the Minister entertained them with rare tales and quoted merry quips and mirth-provoking sayings and Ma'aruf attentively listened, till the time of dinner came, when they set on a tray of meats and a flagon of wine. When they had eaten and washed hands, the...
Page 239 - So they abode awhile in all solace of life and its delight and their days were serene and their joys untroubled, till there came to them the Destroyer of delights and the Sunderer of societies, the Depopulator of populous places and the Orphaner of sons and daughters.

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