The Kitab-I-Yamini; Historical Memoirs of the Amir Sabaktagin, and the Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna

The Kitab-I-Yamini; Historical Memoirs of the Amir Sabaktagin, and the Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...and gave order that he should be guarded, but liberally provided with all comforts, and settled and commanded that all the means of enjoyment should be supplied to him, in the measure of his own will. And truly the Sultan was a man of perfect generosity and amiable disposition, with which virtues his royal garment was adorned and the robe of his intentions wonderfully embroidered; and he never alienated his brother from that place in his affections which was due to the feelings of kindred and of fraternal connection. And, moreover, in his treatment of individuals who were obviously guilty of great crimes and treachery, and who, in opposing him and acting contumaciously against him had been foremost, and had rendered themselves liable to pay the penalty of offences and shameful crimes, he, in the time of power and opportunity, would slacken the fire of anger and indignation with the water of mildness and forgiveness, and would overlook and receive excuses, and pass over errors and offences; and, if ever he took any strong proceedings in the way of punishing offenders, he proceeded according to that blessed proverb, that a wise king ought to act with such prudence that, in a state of anger, he should inflict injury upon a man in such a way as that, in a state of good humour, he may be able to repair the wrong; for, in the destroying of anything, let Him only be active who is almighty to create, since it is impossible to make reparation when the spirit is overpowered and life destroyed, and destruction will not be formed again (Verse)"Oh do thou confer pleasure and kindness who canst retain life or destroy it." Account Of The Kobe Of Honoub Which The Commandeb Of The Faithful, Al-kadib-billah, Sent To The Sultan Yamin-addoulat. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819462
  • 9781236819468