The Assemblies Volume 1

The Assemblies Volume 1

List price: US$7.20

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...of each verse rhyme together, and there is no continuous rhyme throughout the poem. A familiar instance of this is the Alfiyeh of Ibn Miilik; in Persian literature it has been preferred by the greatest poets. But in Arabic this " coupled" rhyme is more usually thrown in as an ornament in the body or ).'.'. of the verse. An instance of it, probably accidental, is given from the Koran, xxvii. 22, where the bird says to Solomon, U (I have come to thee from Saba, with certain intelligence); also in the words of the Prophet c, .4, 'Ll UH;, __: ., .s Ta'rfiit, p. 62. Examples of it so abound in Hariri, that'it is needless to quote them. In these verses there is also an instance of what is called or r i l..'w'J, which consists in the author making a more laboured rhyme at the end of his verse than he is obliged to do by the laws of prosody. If the author constrain himself to keep to a certain or dahhil, or to one particular letter or vowel before the rarvi, he produces a more perfect and melodious rhyme. In this case the termination of both lines with all is an instance of such an elegance. Here the ram', which is 5, is preceded in both verses by a dahhil, namely, J with hcsr, and the ta'sr's which is l. Furthermore, each hemistich of each verse closes with 5. He was hidden from me.-This word is used to signify the disappearance of the moon during the last days of the month, when it is in conjunction with the sun. Where my branch had sprouted.--His native town of Basra. For a similar expression see the Thirty-third Assembly, " Make known to us the domhah (some large tree) of thy branch." To produce what was in his n: alZet.--To make a display of his stores of learning. The...
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927044
  • 9781236927040