The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 8

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Leonard Charles Smithers
H.S. Nichols & Company, 1894

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Page 148 - On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
Page 189 - N., to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth.
Page 268 - ILAM EN NAS. Historical Tales and Anecdotes of the Times of the Early Khalifahs. Translated from the Arabic Originals. By Mrs. Godfrey Clerk, Author of "The Antipodes and Round the World.
Page 189 - JC to my wedded husband to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till death do us part, according to God's holy ordinance and thereto I give thee my troth.
Page 50 - So they abode awhile in all solace of life and its delight and their days were serene and their joys untroubled, till there came to them the Destroyer of delights and the Sunderer of societies, the Depopulator of populous places and the Orphaner of sons and daughters.
Page 19 - There be three things which are too wonderful for me, Yea, four which I know not : The way of an eagle in the air ; the way of a serpent upon a rock; The way of a ship in the midst of the sea ; And the way of a man with a maid.
Page 194 - Ye know why the forms are fair, ye hear how the tale is told ; It is all triumphant art, but art in obedience to laws...
Page 268 - Tales from the Arabic of the Breslau and Calcutta (1814-18) editions of the book of The Thousand Nights and One Night, not occurring in the other printed texts of the work...
Page 286 - He used to marry a new wife every day, and chop off her head next morning. And he would do it just as indifferent as if he was ordering up eggs. 'Fetch up Nell Gwynn,' he says. They fetch her up. Next morning, 'Chop off her head!' And they chop it off. 'Fetch up Jane Shore,' he says; and up she comes. Next morning, 'Chop off her head

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