The Assemblies of Al Ariri, Tr. with an Intr., and Notes, by T. Chenery

The Assemblies of Al Ariri, Tr. with an Intr., and Notes, by T. Chenery

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...on the latter the camels feed in the hot season, and it makes them drink. If they have it not they become lean. The former is called the bread of the camel, and the latter the fruit; aud the word is used metaphorically, to express the refreshing of the reader by a change of incident and discourse. And of the poetry of others.--The Assembly of Holwan is the Second, and that of Kerej the Twenty-fifth. The father of its virginity.--Father is here used as we should use Lord: the father of a poem's virginity is he who first broaches or originates it. Compare Sixth Assembly," Who can deflower a virgin composition;" also Sixteenth, "And deflower virgins of it." Of its sweet and its bitter, --i.e., of all of it. Compare a verse quoted at page C78, De Sacy's Hariri. Koddmeh.--khh '1 Faraj Ibn Ja'far Ibn Kodfimet Tbn Ziy&d, a scribe of Bagdad, eminent for purity of composition. He is said to have lived in the time of Muktadir b'illah. And excellently said one.--The author of these lines was the amatory poet 'Adi Ibn ar Kuka'. They relate to a lover, who hears a turtledove lamenting the loss of its mate, upon which he also laments the absence of his mistress. He then addresses himself with the words quoted, the meaning of which is that the merit of his verses is lessened by the dove having set him the example. Although a translator does not necessarily concern himself with the technicalities of the original work, yet as this volume is intended rather for the student in Arabic than the general reader, I shall make no apology for dwelling occasionally in these notes on a subject respecting which there is little information to be found in commentators; I mean the prosody of the verses introduced throughout the Assemblies. Of this branch...
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  • Paperback | 178 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236531896