1001 Arabian Nights - Volume 5 by Sir Richard Francis Burton (Translator) PDF

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Then he made ready camels, horses and men and sent them in quest of the pair; and when the embassy reached King Dirbas, he gave the lovers much treasure and despatched them to King Shamikh's court with a company of his own troops. The day of their arrival was a notable day, never was seen a grander; for the King gathered together all the singingwomen and players on instruments of music and made wedding banquets and held high festival seven days; and on each day he gave largesse to the folk and bestowed on them sumptuous robes of honour.

And I have heard another story of HARUN AL-RASHID AND THE THREE POETS The Prince of True Believers, Caliph Harun al-Rashid, was exceeding restless one night; so he rose and walked about his palace, till he happened upon a handmaid overcome with wine. Now he was prodigiously enamoured of this damsel; so he played with her and pulled her to him, whereupon her zone fell down and her petticoat-trousers were loosed and he besought her of amorous favour. " So he left her and went away. '" Answered they, "We hear and obey," and AlRakáshi[FN#109] came forward and recited the following couplets, "By Allah, couldst thou but feel my pain, * Thy rest had turned and had fled away.

The day of their arrival was a notable day, never was seen a grander; for the King gathered together all the singingwomen and players on instruments of music and made wedding banquets and held high festival seven days; and on each day he gave largesse to the folk and bestowed on them sumptuous robes of honour. Then Uns al-Wujud went in to Rose-in-Hood and they embraced and sat weeping for excess of joy and gladness, whilst she recited these couplets, "Joyance is come, dispelling cark and care; * We are united, enviers may despair.

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