Second book of Persian, to which are added the Pandnámah of Shaikh Saádi and the Gulistán, chapter 1, together with vocabulary and short notes

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Irish Presbyterian Mission Press, 1880 - Persian language - 120 pages
 

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Page 52 - Renaissance in the end of the twelfth and the beginning of the thirteenth century...
Page 19 - E of the chief beauties of the Persian language is the frequent use of compound adjectives ; in the variety and elegance of which it surpasses not only the German and English, but even the Greek. These compounds...
Page 47 - A horse knows his own stable ; he rlis-tin-guish-es his com-pa-ni-ons, remembers any place at which he has once stopped, and will find his way by a road which he has travelled. The rider governs his horse by signs, which he makes with the bit, his foot, his knee, or the whip.
Page 40 - In a dark night a blind man, having taken a lamp in his hand, and a jar on his shoulder, was going along in the market. Somebody said to him, " O fool ! in thy eyes day and night are alike ; of what use is a lamp to thee ? " The blind man, having laughed, said, " O you great blockhead! do you imagine that the lamp is for my benefit ? No, it is entirely on thy account...
Page 22 - ... intended •with reference to the principal verb. It had happened before I saw him (not, "It had happened before I had seen him"); I should like to have done it (not, "I should have liked to have done it") ; After we had visited London, we returned home (not, "After we visited London"); From the little conversation I had with him, he appeared to be a man of letters (not, "To have been a man of letters"); It required so much care that I thought I should have lost it before I had reached home (not,...
Page 48 - ... the eye; they lie in wait, and spring upon their prey, which they catch by surprise ; then sport with it, and torment the poor animal till they kill it. Cats see best in the gloom. In a strong light, the pupil of the cat's eye is contracted almost to aline; by night it spreads into a large circle.
Page 40 - He gave the merchants two lakhs of rupis over and above the purchase, and told them to bring more horses from their own country as soon as possible. The merchants upon this agreement, took their leave. One day afterwards, the king being exhilarated with wine, said to the wazir, " Make out a list of all the fools in my dominions.
Page 14 - Arabic has two kinds of plurals, one formed according to the analogy of the Persian nouns, and the other after the irregular manner of the Arabians, as:— P.
Page 22 - ... thou canst not deny the fact. 7. If thou gavest liberally, thou wilt receive a liberal reward. Though thou didst injure him, he harbours no resentment. It would be well, if the report were only the misrepresentation of her enemies. Were he ever so great and opulent, this conduct would debase him. Were I to enumerate all her virtues, it would look like flattery. Though I were perfect, yet would I not presume. 8. If thou mayst share in his labours, be thankful, and do it cheerfully. Unless thou...
Page 35 - The addition of \j is not necessary whenever the nature of the sentence is such as to enable the reader or hearer to comprehend the sense clearly without it, except when we wish to particularise or limit the Object, or when it is a Personal Pronoun.

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