The Tale of the Four Durwesh

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261. oldal - It is probable that, by this scheme of mine, your life will be preserved, and you will attain your wishes." Giving me these hopes, he took me with him, and went to the place where the deceased king, my father, used to...
121. oldal - ... made them all sit in his company, partook of the feast [which had been prepared]. "As long as the king lived, the time passed in this manner; sometimes the king came [to visit the princess], and sometimes carried the princess with him to his own palaces. When the king died, the government of the kingdom descended to this princess; for, except herself, no other person [of her family] was fit for this office. O, youth, the history [of the princess] is what you have heard. Finally...
173. oldal - ... having barked and jumped into the river, he began to swim [after us]. I sent a skiff for him, at last having seized [the faithful animal], they conveyed him into the ship. One month passed in safety on the river; somehow, my second brother became enamoured of my slave girl. One day, he thus spoke to our eldest brother, that, 'to bear the load of our younger brother's favours is very shameful; what remedy shall we apply to this [evil]?' The eldest answered, 'I have formed a plan in my mind; if...
280. oldal - ... high, that at last he disappeared ; a moment after, flashing like lightning, and vociferating some meaningless words in his rage, he descended, and gave me such a kick, that I swooned away, and fell flat on my back, and became as one lifeless. God knows how long I remained ere I came to my senses ; but when I opened my eyes I saw that I was lying in such a wilderness, where, except thorns and briars, nothing else was to be seen ; at that moment my understanding was of no avail to fix on what...
281. oldal - Mahru, the female slave, who for some time hath lain under your majesty's displeasure, and lived like a wretch in a corner of the seraglio, and no one from fear ever went near her or asked after her state ; on her the grace of God hath been such, that she hath borne a son like the moon...
120. oldal - ... person resembles the sun ; by condescending to come here, be pleased to bestow, with your light, value and dignity on this worthless atom, and partake of whatever his humble slave can provide; this will be the essence of benevolence and courtesy, on the part of your majesty : to say more would exceed the bounds of respect." To the nobleman who brought the message she made some presents, and dismissed him [with the above reply.] " The king read the letter, and sent word, saying, ' We have accepted...
291. oldal - ... Muhammadan tombs, and those on the gates of mosques, the dates of demise and erection can be ascertained. We had the same barbarous custom in Europe about the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; see the Spectator (No. 60,) on this ridiculous subject, which was considered as a proof of great ingenuity. 414 A pun on the word Bahar, which means spring, when flowers are in full bloom; but the French word printemps conveys more exactly the compound signification; for Bahar not only means spring,...
257. oldal - O, guides [to the path] of God,383 bestow a little attention. This pilgrim, who is reduced to this wretched state, is the son of the king of China; I was brought up with tenderness and delicacy, and well educated. I was utterly unacquainted with the good and evil of this world, and imagined [my life] would ever pass in the same manner. In the midst of this extreme thoughtlessness this sad event took place; the king, who was the father of this orphan, departed [this life]. In his last moments, he...
200. oldal - The merchants allotted me a cabin, and I paid the money for the hire of it. Having set my heart at ease, I went to the nurse's house under some pretext, and said, 'O mother, I am come to take leave of thee, and am now returning to my country; if I could through your kindness see the princess for a moment, it would be a great satisfaction to me.' At last, the nurse complied [with my request]. I said, 'I will return at night, and wait in such a place;

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