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" 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,... "
The Gulistan, or Flower-garden, of Shaikh Sadī of Shiraz - Seite 272
von Saʻdī - 1823 - 475 Seiten
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The World's Great Classics: Oriental

Timothy Dwight, Julian Hawthorne - 1899
...mendicant, parched in the desert, a boiled turnip would relish better than an ingot of virgin silver." I had never complained of the vicissitudes of fortune,...food a boiled turnip will relish like a roast fowl. XX A king, attended by a select retinue, had, on a sporting excursion during the winter, got at a distance...
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Oriental Literature: The literature of Persia, ed. by R. J. H. Gottheil

Richard James Horatio Gottheil, Epiphanius Wilson - 1899
...mendicant, parched in the desert, a boiled turnip would relish better than an ingot of virgin silver." XIX I had never complained of the vicissitudes of fortune,...stinted of food a boiled turnip will relish like a ruast fowl. XX A king, attended by a select retinue, had, on a sporting excursion during the winter,...
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Persian Literature ...: The Gulistan, by Saʻdi ; translation by J. Ross

Richard James Horatio Gottheil - 1900
...mendicant, parched in the desert, a boiled turnip would relish better than an ingot of virgin silver." XIX I had never complained of the vicissitudes of fortune,...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 a salad;...
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The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East: With Historical ..., Band 8

Charles Francis Horne - 1917
...mendicant, parched in the desert, a boiled turnip would relish better than an ingot of virgin silver." XIX I had never complained of the vicissitudes of fortune,...submitted with patience to my want of shoes. — In the eyes of one satiated with meat a roast fowl is less esteemed at his table than a salad; but to him...
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The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When

Ralph Keyes - 2007 - 416 Seiten
...not wherewithal to shoe them. In this desponding state I entered the metropolitan mosque at Kufah, and there I beheld a man that had no feet. I offered...and submitted with patience to my want of shoes." Verdict: Condensed Sa'di. "SHOOT, if you must, this old gray head, but spare your country's flag."...
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