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SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS To The Book Of The Thousand And One Nights With Notes Anthropological And Explanatory

By Richard F. Burton

VOLUME ONE Privately Printed By The Burton Club

General Studholme J. Hodgson

My Dear General,

To whom with more pleasure or propriety can I inscribe this volume than to my preceptor of past times; my dear old friend, whose deep study and vast experience of such light literature as The Nights made me so often resort to him for good counsel and right direction? Accept this little token of gratitude, and believe me, with the best of wishes and the kindest of memories,

Ever your sincere and attached Richard F. Burton.

London, July 15, 1886.

"To the pure all things are pure" (Puris omnia pura) –Arab Proverb.

"Niuna corrotta mente intese mai sanamente parole." –"Decameron" –conclusion.

"Erubuit, posuitque meum Lucretia librum sed coram Bruto. Brute! recede, leget." –Martial.

"Mieulx est de ris que de larmes escripre, Pour ce que rire est le propre des hommes." –Rabelais.

"The pleasure we derive from perusing the Thousand and One Stories makes us regret that we possess only a comparatively small part of these truly enchanting fictions." –Crichton's "History of Arabia."

Contents of the Eleventh Volume.

1. The Sleeper and the Waker Story of the Larrikin and the Cook 2. The Caliph Omar Bin Abd Al Aziz and the Poets 3. Al Hajjaj and the Three Young Men 4. Harun Al Rashid and the Woman of the Barmecides 5. The Ten Wazirs; or the History of King Azadbakht and His Son a. Of the Uselessness of Endeavour Against Persistent Ill Fortune aa. Story of the Merchant Who Lost His Luck b. Of Looking To the Ends of Affairs bb. Tale of the Merchant and His Sons c. Of the Advantages of Patience cc. Story of Abu Sabir d. Of the Ill Effects of Impatience dd. Story of Prince Bihzad e. Of the Issues of Good and Evil Actions ee. Story of King Dadbin and His Wazirs f. Of Trust in Allah ff. Story of King Bakhtzaman g. Of Clemency gg. Story of King Bihkard h. Of Envy and Malice hh. Story of Aylan Shah and Abu Tammam i. Of Destiny or That Which Is Written On the Forehead ii. Story of King Ibrahim and His Son j. Of the Appointed Term, Which, if it be Advanced, May Not Be Deferred, and if it be Deferred, May Not Be Advanced jj. Story of King Sulayman Shah and His Niece k. Of the Speedy Relief of Allah kk. Story of the Prisoner and How Allah Gave Him Relief 6. Ja'afar Bin Yahya and Abd Al Malik Bin Salih the Abbaside 7. Al Rashid and the Barmecides 8. Ibn Al Sammak and Al Rashid 9. Al Maamum and Zubaydah 10. Al Nu'uman and the Arab of the Banu Tay 11. Firuz and His Wife 12. King Shah Bakht and his Wazir Al Rahwan a. Tale of the Man of Khorasan, His Son and His Tutor b. Tale of the Singer and the Druggist c. Tale of the King Who Kenned the Quintessence of Things d. Tale of the Richard Who Married His Beautiful Daughter to the Poor Old Man e. Tale of the Sage and His Three Sons f. Tale of the Prince who Fell in Love With the Picture g... Continue reading book >>

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