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" There was a time when this anniversary found me " with four hundred female slaves standing behind me to await my orders, and " yet I thought that my son did not provide for me in a manner adequate to " my rank; but now my only wish is to have two sheep-skins,... "
Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary - Page 315
by Ibn Khallikān - 1843
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Islam Under the Khalifs of Baghdad

Robert Durie Osborn - 1878 - 406 pages
...anniversary found me with four hundred female slaves standing behind me to await my orders, and yet I thought my son did not provide for me in a manner adequate...serve me for a bed, and the other for a covering.' I gave her five hundred dirhems, and she nearly died from excess of joy. She afterwards continued to...
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The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume 9

1884
...Jaafer the Barmecide and said to him, " There was a time when four hundred female slaves stood awaiting my orders and yet I thought that my son did not provide...but now my only wish is to have two sheepskins, one for a bed and the other for a covering." Mohammed gave her five hundred dirhems,1 and she well-nigh...
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The book of the thousand nights and one night: its history and ..., Volume 1

John Payne - 1884
...Jaafer the Barmecide and said to him, " There was a time when four hundred female slaves stood awaiting my orders and yet I thought that my son did not provide...but now my only wish is to have two sheepskins, one for a bed and the other for a covering." Mohammed gave her five hundred dirhems,1 and she well nigh...
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The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume 9

1901
...Jaafer the Barmecide and said to him, " There was a time when four hundred female slaves stood awaiting my orders and yet I thought that my son did not provide...but now my only wish is to have two sheepskins, one for a bed and the other for a covering." Mohammed gave her five hundred dirhems,1 and she well-nigh...
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