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" ... them are filled with fountains. Though the building is an incrustation of gold, marble, and precious stones, water is still its most beautiful ornament. Within these fairy precincts lie the gardens, still overrun with roses and jasmine vines, in the... "
East by West: A Journey in the Recess - Page 189
by Sir Henry William Lucy - 1885
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A Visit to India, China, and Japan, in the Year 1853

Bayard Taylor - 1885 - 539 pages
...still overrun with roses and jasmine vines, in the midst of which fountains are playing. There is also a court, paved with squares of black and white marble, so as to form upachisi board. This is a game resembling backgammon, but, instead of ivory pieces, it was played on...
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