The Persian Moonshee by Francis Gladwin

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W. Nicol, 1822 - Persian language - 192 pages
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Page 111 - The cadi, having sent for the dervise, asked — " Why did you throw a clod of earth at his head instead of answering his questions ?" The dervise replied — " The clod of earth was an answer to his speech; he says he has a pain in his head : let him shew me where it is, and I will make God visible to him.
Page 104 - If you see two crows together early in the morning, apprize me of it, that I may also behold them, as it will be a good omen, whereby I shall pass the whole day pleasantly." In short, the servant saw two crows in one place: he informed his master; but when the latter came, he saw only one, the other having flown away. He was very angry, and began to horsewhip the servant; at which time a friend sent him some victuals.
Page 94 - Why are you in love with me ? my sister is much handsomer than I am ; she is coming after me ; go and make love to her.
Page 109 - He sought for scissars, but could not find them. Having no other course, he took half his beard in his hand, and carried the other half towards the lamp : when the hair took...
Page 115 - He therefore went to his (the friend's) house and said, " A great deal of money is come into my hands, which I want to put in the same place ; if you will come to-morrow, we will go together.
Page 88 - Cazy recommended to the plaintiff to forgive him ; but he would not agree to it. The Cazy, being enraged at his refusal, said, " Cut it off; but if you shall exceed or fall short of the seer, in the smallest degree, I will inflict on you a punishment suitable to the offence.
Page 115 - They went out of the city together, and buried the money under a tree. Some days after the miser went alone to the tree and found no signs of his money. He said to himself, " Excepting that friend, no other has taken it away ; but if I question him he will never...
Page 104 - I am ashamed of the dead in this cemetery, because they died of my medicines.
Page 98 - The Mogul was delighted, bought the parrot, and carried it home. Whatever he said, he received for answer, " What doubt is there of this...
Page 104 - He is a great tyrant." The king said, " Do you know me?" He answered, "No." The king rejoined, "I am the monarch of this place." The man was terrified, and asked, "Do you know who I am ?" The king said he did not. He rejoined, "I am the son of such a merchant ; three...

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