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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. 1799 edition. Excerpt: ...accomplishments of this Wakeful-starred prince (Jehaundar Sultan) became thoroughly understood by him, and that the odour of conquefl: would from his person perfume the sense of the world, he became anxious to string this precious pearl of the casket of purity on the thread of his marriage union, and to effect a true junction between the Shumshaud and the Rose. Therefore, with eager importunity and a thousand promises, he requested me to procure his portrait; and I having now, at the instigation of so puissant a monarch, with much trouble obtained ' where I hope, in return for such an " important service, I shall receive so " large a sum and ample reward, that by " its means, becoming independent of " want and poverty for the refidue of " life, I may enjoy freedom from the " viciffitudes of chance, and be releafed Bherawir Banou, who had given up her soul to the portrait, on hearing this account considered with herself, and thus " love for this youth into my heart. It " is certain that' Without attaining the " honour of his union, life to me will " be as death, and the bloorn of exist" ence be waited in the extremest tor" tures of disappointment, which are " more bitter than the expiring agony. " To give up, therefore, this phmnix of " the sky of excellence into the entan " glements of another, and to submit " niyfelf trouble of more fatigue, a sum which never could have entered thy expectation, and with satisfaction of mind pursue the route of thy wishes. Thou well knowest that the world of chance in every moment plays an hundred If, from excess of covetousness and utmost greediness of gain, the most blameable of sins, sacrificing real advantage more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861833
  • 9781236861832