The thousand and one nights: commonly called, in England, The Arabian nights' entertainments. A new translation from the Arabic, with copious notes

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C. Knight, 1841 - Fiction
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Page 360 - Friday ; and we performed the congregational prayers, and all the people went out, excepting my father and my uncles, who sat conversing together respecting the wonders of various countries, and the strange sights of different cities, until they mentioned Egypt ; when one of my uncles said, The travellers assert, that there is not on the face of the earth a more agreeable country than Egypt with its Nile...
Page 79 - ... could not draw it up: so he took the end of the cord, and knocked a stake into the shore, and tied the cord to it. He then stripped himself, and dived round the net, and continued to pull until he drew it out: whereupon he rejoiced, and put on his clothes; but when he came to examine the net, he found in it the carcass of an ass. At the sight of this he mourned, and exclaimed, There is no strength nor power but in God, the High, the Great!
Page 247 - Mohammed, rest in the crops of green birds, which eat of the fruits and drink of the rivers of paradise ; and the third of other believers, concerning the state of whose souls before the resurrection there are various opinions.
Page 491 - And there is no strength nor power but in God, the High, the Great. O God, 0 our Lord, O Thou liberal of pardon, O Thou most bountiful of the most bountiful. O God. Amen.
Page 248 - His dress baffled all description. The ground of his robes was white; but he was so covered with jewels of an extraordinary size, and their splendour, from his being seated where the rays of the sun played upon them, was so dazzling, that it was impossible to distinguish the minute parts which combined to give such amazing brilliancy to his whole figure.
Page 12 - I am therefore in fear for thee, and so I have given thee advice ; and peace be on thee ! When the bull heard these words of the ass, he thanked him, and said, To-morrow I will go with alacrity : — so he ate the whole of his fodder, and even licked the manger. — Their master, meanwhile, was listening to their conversation. On...
Page 319 - ... her. It is not a common custom, especially among the middle ranks, for an Arab to have more than one wife at the same time; but there are few of middle age who have not had several different wives at different periods, tempted to change by the facility of divorce.
Page 245 - There is no strength nor power but in God, the High ! the Great ! To God we belong, and to Him we must return...
Page 428 - ... for a member of which there are two, and not more (as a hand), half the price of blood ; for one of which there are ten (a finger or toe), a tenth of the price of blood : but the fine of a man for maiming or...
Page 126 - The hawka, skimming along near the ground, soon reach the deer, at whose head they pounce in succession, and sometimes with a violence that knocks it over. At all events, they confuse the animal so much as to stop its speed in such a degree that the dogs can come up ; and in an instant men, horses, dogs, and hawks, surround the unfortunate deer, against which their united efforts have been combined. The part of the chase...

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