Tales from the Arabic

John Payne
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Title: Tales from the Arabic Volumes 1-3
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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, Now first done into
English By John Payne In Three Volumes: VOLUME THE FIRST.
1901 Delhi Edition Contents of The First Volume.

Breslau Text.
1. Asleep and Awake a. Story of the Lackpenny and the Cook 2. The
Khalif Omar Ben Abdulaziz and the Poets 3. El Hejjaj and the Three
Young Men 4. Haroun Er Reshid and the Woman of the Barmecides 5.
The Ten Viziers; or the History of King Azadbekht and His Son a. Of
the Uselessness of Endeavour Against Persistent Ill Fortune i. Story of
the Unlucky Merchant b. Of Looking to the Issues of Affairs i. Story of
the Merchant and His Sons c. Of the Advantages of Patience i. Story of
Abou Sabir d. Of the Ill Effects of Precipitation i. Story of Prince
Bihzad e. Of the Issues of Good and Evil Actions i. Story of King
Dadbin and His Viziers f. Of Trust in God i. Story of King Bexhtzeman
g. Of Clemency i. Story of King Bihkerd h. Of Envy and Malice i.

Story of Ilan Shah and Abou Temam i. Of Destiny or That Which Is
Written on the Forehead i. Story of King Abraham and His Son j. Of
the Appointed Term, Which, If it Be Advanced, May Not Be Deferred
and If it Be Deferred, May Not Be Advanced i. Story of King Suleiman
Shah and His Sons k. Of the Speedy Relief of God i. Story of the
Prisoner and How God Gave Him Relief 6. Jaafer Ben Yehya and
Abdulmelik Ben Salih the Abbaside 7. Er Reshid and the Barmecides 8.
Ibn Es Semmak and Er Reshid 9. El Mamoun and Zubeideh 10. En
Numan and the Arab of the Benou Tai 11. Firouz and His Wife 12.
King Shah Bekht and His Vizier Er Rehwan a. Story of the Man of
Khorassan, His Son and His Governor b. Story of the Singer and the
Druggist c. Story of the King Who Knew the Quintessence of Things d.
Story of the Rich Man Who Gave His Fair Daughter in Marriage to the
Poor Old Man e. Story of the Rich Man and His Wasteful Son f. The
King's Son Who Fell in Love with the Picture g. Story of the Fuller and
His Wife h. Story of the Old Woman, the Merchant and the King i.
Story of the Credulous Husband j. Story of the Unjust King and the
Tither i. Story of David and Solomon k. Story of the Thief and the
Woman l. Story of the Three Men and Our Lord Jesus i. The Disciple's
Story m. Story of the Dethroned King Whose Kingdom and Good Were
Restorfd to Him n. Story of the Man Whose Caution Was the Cause of
His Death o. Story of the Man Who Was Lavish of His House and His
Victual to One Whom He Knew Not p. Story of the Idiot and the
Sharper q. Story of Khelbes and His Wife and the Learned Man

Breslau Text.


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