Flowers Culled From the Gulistan, or Rose Garden, and From the Bostan, or Pleasure Garden of Sadi: A Persian Poet, Who Flourished in the 13th Century (Classic Reprint)

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I have wandered through various quarters of the world, And spent my days conversing with every one I met In every corner I found something to profit me From every sheaf I gathered an ear.

On one occasion, he tells us himself, that whilst he had withdrawn into the desert near Jerusalem to perform his religious exercises, he was made captive by the Franks, who sent him to work with some Jews in digging the trenches at Tripoli. Here he was recognized by an acquaintance whom he had known at Aleppo, and who, pitying his sad condition, redeemed him with ten dinars, took him home with him, and subsequently married him to his daughter, giving him a portion of one hundred dinars. This marriage did not prove a happy one. Her disposition, he says, was ill-tempered and abusive, so that it quite destroyed his comfort. One day tauntingly she exclaimed, Art not thou the man whom my father bought for ten dinars Yes, he replied, and sold to thee for a hundred

Sadi married a second time at Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. We may hope that his second nuptials were crowned with more felicity than his first appears to have been. In the Bostan is found an affecting passage, in which he deplores the death of his son in terms of the most poignant anguish. The events of Sadi's life recorded by his biographers are but few.

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Titre :Flowers Culled From the Gulistan, or Rose Garden, and From the Bostan, or Pleasure Garden of Sadi: A Persian Poet, Who Flourished in the 13th Century (Classic Reprint)
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :196 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.42 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :196 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.42 po
Publié le :26 décembre 2018
Publié par :FB&C Ltd
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781330595961

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