Tales of the East Volume 1

Tales of the East Volume 1

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...them, and lifting them up, embraced them one after another after a very tender manner. After they were all seated, kin Saleh began his speech: Sir, said he to t e king of Persia, we are at a loss for words to express our joy, to think that the queen my sister, after all her hardshi s and affronts, should have the happiness of falling under the protection of so powerful a monarch as your majesty: We can assure you, sir, she is not unworthy of the high honour that you have been pleased to raise her to; and we have always had so much love and tenderness for her, that we could never think of parting with her, even to the most puissant princes of the sea, who have often demanded her in marriage before she came of age; but heaven has reserved her for you, sir, and, we have no better way of returning thanks for the favour it has done her, than beseeching it to grant your majestya long and happy life with her, and to crown your days with content and satisfaction. Certainly, replied the king of Persia, heaven reserved her purely for me, as you were pleased to observe; and I love her with so tender and violent a passion, that it is plain which time, he omitted nothing that might shew his court in its greatest splendour and magnificence, and insensibly prevailed with them to stay there till the queen was brought to bed. When the time of her lying-in drew near, he gave particular orders to get every thing in readiness that was necessary upon such an occasion. At last there was a son born, to the great joy of the queen his mother, who, as soon as he was dressed in swaddlingclothes, which were very rich and costly, went and presented him to the king. The king of Persia received the present with a 'oy easier tobe imagined than expressed. e young prince...show more

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  • Paperback | 522 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 921g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236985273
  • 9781236985279