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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 FIVE Privately Printed By The Burton Club To The Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford Especially Revd. B. Price and Professor Max Muller. Gentlemen,

I take the liberty of placing your names at the Head of this Volume which owes its rarest and raciest passages to your kindly refusing the temporary transfer of the Wortley Montague MS. from your pleasant library to the care of Dr. Rost, Chief Librarian, India Office. As a sop to "bigotry and virtue," as a concession to the "Scribes and Pharisees," I had undertaken, in case the loan were granted, not to translate tales and passages which might expose you, the Curators, to unfriendly comment. But, possibly anticipating what injury would thereby accrue to the Volume and what sorrow to my subscribers, you were good enough not to sanction the transfer indeed you refused it to me twice and for this step my clientele will be (or ought to be) truly thankful to you. I am, Gentlemen, Yours obediently, Richard F. Burton.

Bodleian Library, August 5th, 1888

Contents of the Fifteenth Volume.

1. The History of the King's Son of Sind and the Lady Fatimah 2. History of the Lovers of Syria 3. History of Al Hajjaj Bin Yusuf and the Young Sayyid 4. Night Adventure of Harun Al Rashid and the Youth Manjab a. Story of the Darwaysh and the Barber's Boy and the Greedy Sultan b. Tale of the Simpleton Husband Note Concerning the "Tirrea Bede," Night 655 5. The Loves of Al Hayfa and Yusuf 6. The Three Princes of China 7. The Righteous Wazir Wrongfully Gaoled 8. The Cairene Youth, the Barber and the Captain 9. The Goodwife of Cairo and Her Four Gallants a. The Tailor and the Lady and the Captain b. The Syrian and the Three Women of Cairo c. The Lady With Two Coyntes d. The Whorish Wife Who Vaunted Her Virtue 10. Coelebs the Droll and His Wife and Her Four Lovers 11. The Gatekeeper of Cairo and the Cunning She Thief 12. Tale of Mohsin and Musa 13. Mohammed the Shalabi and His Mistress and His Wife 14. The Fellah and His Wicked Wife 15. The Woman Who Humoured Her Lover At Her Husband's Expense 16. The Kazi Schooled By His Wife 17. The Merchant's Daughter and the Prince of Al Irak 18. Story of the Youth Who Would Flutter His Father's Wives 19. Story of the Two Lack Tacts of Cairo and Damascus 20. Tale of Himself Told By the King Appendix A: Catalogue of Wortley Montague Manuscript Contents Appendix B: Notes on the Stories Contained in Volumes XIV. and XV by W. F. Kirby


This volume contains the last of my versions from the Wortley Montague Codex, and this is the place to offer a short account of that much bewritten MS.

In the "Annals of the Bodleian Library," etc., by the Reverend William Dunn Macray, M.A. (London, Oxford and Cambridge, 1868: 8vo... Continue reading book >>

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