Oriental Literature: The literature of Persia, ed. by R. J. H. Gottheil

Richard James Horatio Gottheil, Epiphanius Wilson
Colonial Press, 1899
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Seite 115 - To tell a falsehood is like the cut of a saber; for though the wound may heal, the scar of it will remain.
Seite 236 - To ev*ry wave raised by the autumn gust> Firm stood my heart, on him alone depending, As the bold seaman in his ship doth trust. Is it some cruel god that hath bereft me ? Or hath some mortal stol'n away his heart ? No word, no letter since the day he left me, Nor more he cometh, ne'er again to part ! In vain I weep, in helpless, hopeless sorrow, From earliest morn until the close of day ; In vain, till radiant dawn brings back the morrow, I sigh the weary, weary nights away. No need to tell how...
Seite 32 - She should, above all things, strive not to give way to excitement; and when she experiences any unpleasantness, she should speak of it frankly but with moderation. And if there should be anything worse than unpleasantness she should even then complain of it in such a way as not to irritate the men. If she guides her conduct on principles such as these, even her very words, her very demeanor, may in all probability increase his sympathy and consideration for her.
Seite 59 - I had never complained of the vicissitudes of fortune, nor murmured at the ordinances of heaven, excepting on one occasion, that my feet were bare, and I had not wherewithal to shoe them. In this desponding state I entered the metropolitan mosque at Cufah, and there I beheld a man that had no feet. I offered up praise and thanksgiving for God's goodness to myself, and submitted with patience to my want of shoes. — In the eye of one satiated with meat a roast fowl is less esteemed at his table than...
Seite 256 - With roseate hues that pierce the autumnal haze. The spreading dawn lights up Akashi's shore! But the fair ship, alas ! is seen no more, An island veils it from my loving gaze; and, as we read, the explanation that suggests itself to our untutored minds is, that the tiny ode means just what it says, and that the poet, apparently putting the words into the mouth of some high-born damsel of the...
Seite 261 - Love me, sweet girl ! thy love is all I ask ! " " Love thee ? " she laughing cries ; " I love thee not ! " Why, then I'll cease to love thee on the spot, Since loving thee is such a thankless task !
Seite 279 - I want to tell you how much my spirits have been affected lately by continual dreams that I have had. That is why I have called you. WIFE. You are talking rubbish. Dreams proceed from organic disturbance, and do not come true; so pray don't trouble your head about them. HUSBAND. What you say is quite correct. Dreams, proceeding as they do from organic disturbance, do not come true nine times out of ten. Still, mine have affected my spirits to such an extent, that I think of making some pilgrimage...
Seite 280 - That won't do either, if it is to last so many days. HUSBAND. Then for how long would my own darling consent to it without complaining? WIFE. About one hour is what I should suggest; but, however, if you can do it in a day, you are welcome to try.
Seite 39 - They will not speak a word in joke from which the wise cannot derive instruction ; let them read a hundred chapters of wisdom to a fool, and they will all seem but a jest to him.
Seite 225 - Or as the boats that deck the port When fall the shades of night, So came the suitors ; but she said :— " Why take me for your wife ? Full well I know my humble lot, I know how short my life.

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