Remarks on the Arabian Nights' Entertainments: In which the Origin of Sinbad's Voyages, & Other Oriental Fictions, is Particularly Considered

T. Cadell, Junior, and W. Davies, successors to Mr. Cadell, in the Strand, 1797 - 258 Seiten

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Seite 101 - Beyond these two islands iNejabalus, probably Nicobars) lies the sea of Andaman; -the people on this coast eat human flesh quite raw. their complexion is black, their hair frizzled, their countenance and eyes frightful, their feet are very large and almost a cubit in length, and they go quite naked. They have no embarkations, if they had, they would devour all the passengers they could lay hands on
Seite 206 - ... back of an elephant, and marches betwixt two ranks of his ministers, favourites, and other people of his court ; before him, upon the same elephant, an officer carries a golden lance in his hand ; and behind the throne there is another, who stands upright, with a column of gold, on the top of which...
Seite 207 - While the king is on his march, the officer, who is before him on the same elephant, cries from time to time, with a loud voice, Behold the great monarch, the potent and redoubtable sultan of the Indies, whose palace is covered with one hundred thousand rubies, and who possesses twenty thousand crowns of diamonds. Behold the monarch greater than Solomon, and the powerful Maha-raja.
Seite 141 - ... when he perceived a fox near him, gnawing a dead body. With one hand he caught it by the hind leg, and with the other held its jaw when it attempted to bite him. Following, as well as he could, his struggling guide to the narrow crevice at which he entered, he there let him go, and soon forced himself a passage through it to the welcome face of day.
Seite 80 - Were the negroes authors," he pleasantly adds, " they would probably characterise their giants by whiskers and turbans ; or by hats, wigs, and a pale complexion.
Seite 88 - HE appears, by his modeft and unaffected narration, to have defcribed things as he faw them ; to have copied nature from the life ; and to have confulted his fenfes not his imagination.
Seite 134 - Environed with all these hideous fears? And madly play with my forefathers
Seite 178 - There is also a pearl-fishing in the mouth of its principal river; and in some of its valleys are found diamonds. I made, by way of devotion, a pilgrimage to the place where Adam was confined after his banishment from Paradise, and had the curiosity to go to the top of the mountain.
Seite 110 - I seye zou certeynly, that men may envirowne alle the Erthe of alle the World, as wel undre as aboven, and turnen azen to his Contree, that hadde Companye and Schippynge and Conduyt : and alle weyes he scholde fynde Men, Londes, and Yles, als wel as in this Contree.
Seite 221 - In this spirit we give these two extracts from Hole's " Treatise on Sindbad's Voyages :" — " It is my purpose to trace these stories to a classic origin, and likewise to retrace some of the classic fictions to their primitive Eastern derivation. In the middle ages, the Arabians borrowed largely from the Greeks, and they, in much earlier times, derived from the banks of the Ganges, and not unfrequently through Egypt, the greater part of their literature and mythology.

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