Drama and Opera; Their History, Literature and Influence on Civilization Volume 3-4

Drama and Opera; Their History, Literature and Influence on Civilization Volume 3-4

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... after its completion in thirty days, it will be projected over 800 pounds of brass and turn these into pure silver, such as will pass the touchstone. Now, allowing that your worship deducts one-sixteenth of this by reason of the impurity of the brass, still at the beginning of next month 750 pounds of silver will be produced, as I deduce from my inspection of the amount of the crude brass and of the elixir. Ibr.--And these worshipful gentlemen, how much copper money have they brought? One of the N ak. peo.--F'ive thousand pounds-weight, master. Ibr.--Very well! See, Mulla Hamid, what I have in my mind. The copper money of these worshipful people is but little in amount, and we will allow them 250 pounds of silver. Then there will remain 500 pounds, and that can be given to the Jews, that my promise to them may not be broken. What think you of it? Have I no-t made an excellent partition? On the one hand, your mediation regarding the rights of our coreligionists has not been for naught, and, on the other hand, my promise given has not been forfeited. The Nak. peo.--(Bowing.) May Heaven increase your prosperity! So please you, we will deposit the money here in your presence. Ibr.--(Raising his eyebrows and speaking slowly.) It is not necessary to deposit the money with me, and how should I find time enough and have leisure to attend to such trifles! Count it and give it over to Mulla Hamid, and then in thirty days come back here and get your 250 pounds of virgin silver. God be with you! The hour of mid-day prayer is come! The Nak. peo.---(Bowing.) May Heaven increase your life and your prosperity. (Exeunt from the tent.) ACT IV. The scene is the same. The thirty days have elapsed. At early dawn the people of Nakhu are seen approaching....
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698286X
  • 9781236982865