History of Persia

History of Persia

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...the ancient Hysudrus, Hyphases, Hydraotes, Acesinas, and Hydaspes. The climate is exceedingly healthy; and the country is highly cultivated, and very populous. It is at present inhabited by the Sikhs, a warlike nation, who are distinguished by the singularity of their religion and usages. J Zeenut-ul-Tuarikh. In his second, he was still more successful; having defeated the Indian Chap. Ix. monarch in a great action. After which, he accepted the submission Vsv' of Jypaul; who agreed to make him valuable presents, and to pay, jyPaui bein future, an annual tribute to the princes of Ghizni. The heated buty." zeal of young Mahmood, the son of Subuctageen, spurned at these offers; and he vehemently urged his father to enter into no compact with accursed idolaters; whom it was, he said, pious to destroy. The Indian prince, when he heard of Mahmood's intolerance, bade him beware how he drove brave men to despair-f-. "My followers," he observed, "who appear so mild and submissive, will, if they see "no escape, or are irritated beyond their power of sufferance, soon "change their character: they will murder their wives and children, "burn their habitations, loosen their hair, and encounter your army "with all the energy of men, whose only desire is revenge and "death J." Subuctageen knew that there was truth in what The author of the Zeenut-ul-Tuarikh gives the same fabulous account as the Indian historian, Ferishta, of the causes of the victory which Subuctageen gained upon this occasion. "There was," he states, "a clear well in the camp of the Indian "monarch of such a quality, that the effects produced by any impure substance being "cast into it were terrible. Subuctageen...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236570715
  • 9781236570710