By Edward G. Browne
Approximately 100 years given that its ebook, E. G. Browne's A Literary heritage of Persia is still a vintage paintings in English at the topic. Spanning 4 volumes, it took Browne over 25 years to write down and while it concentrates on Persian literature, it surveys many features of Persian tradition from pre-history to the 20 th century. quantity one covers the interval from the earliest sessions of Persian heritage until eventually Firdawsi (AD 935-1020) a hugely respected poet. quantity seems on the early medieval interval and particularly at the poet Saadi (1184-1283). quantity 3 makes a speciality of the Tartar Dominion (1265-1502) and quantity 4 'Modern occasions' covers from 1500 to 1924. A outstanding fulfillment upon first booklet, Cambridge college Press is happy so that it will deliver its variation of this seminal paintings again into print.
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43. ~ 44. N ' ~ R A D az khidmaf-i-iu b i d n sat, Wat chi bishgdfiyash biniza thti MAR. 45. Dushnzandn-rd b i - ~ A w wa ~ ~ khildi i Bd la&d-yi gunbud-rDAWW~R. adr. " 1 Somewhat similar, again, is the 'lconcatenation," or lichain-verse," described and illustrated on pp. , the following :"Nerve thy soul with doctrines noble, Noble in the walks of time, Time that leads to an eternal, An eternal life sublime," kc. 46. Qahr u kin-al bi-bdd ddda chu khak, Lutf u qahr-at bi-db kushta chu ndr. " T h e task of thy justice is t o hold the kingdom : Justice, indeed, has n o task but this.
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QIWAMPS O R N A TE Q A S ~ D A '. 54 R E T R O S P E C T I V E A N D l N T R O D U C T O R Y while appearing at first sight to be a qualification of the praise expressed in the first, in reality implies further praise, namely, in the instance given above, for generosity as well as justice. Iltifit. 15. Falak afzliir zi lu nu-ddrad kas: gir u nik-ash ddr/ Ay Falak, nik "Heaven hath none above thee : 0 Heaven l hold him well and keep him well I " T h i s simple figure, called ikylit, or "turning from one person to another," needs no explanation.