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Yakkun Nattannawa: A Cingalese Poem, Descriptive of the Ceylon System of ...
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Page 68 - The great Geographical Work of Idrisi ; translated by the Rev. GC Renouard, BD This Arabic work was written AD 1153, 'to illustrate a large silver globe made for Roger, King of Sicily, and is divided into the seven climates described by the Greek Geographers.
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Page 68 - Ethics is an elaborate composition, formed on Greek models, and is very highly esteemed in Persia. A Collation of the Syriac MSS. of the New Testament, both Nestorian and Jacobite, that are accessible in England, by the Rev. Professor Lee. This collation will include the various readings of the Syriac MSS. of the New Testament in the British Museum, and the Libraries at Oxford, Cambridge, &c.
Page 67 - THE TRAVELS OF IBN BATUTA, Translated from the abridged Arabic Manuscript Copies preserved in the Public Library of Cambridge, with NOTES, illustrative of the History, Geography, Botany, Antiquities, &c. occurring throughout the Work.
Page 34 - Oh come, ye men, ye brittle things, mere images of clay, Ye flitting leaves, ye shadowy shapes, ye creatures of a day, Poor, wingless, wretched mortals ye, like nothing but a dream ; Give heed to us, and list for once to an immortal theme. Immortals we, and live for aye, from age and sorrow free ; Our mansion in the viewless air ; our thoughts, eternity. Come learn from us, for we can tell ye secrets most sublime. How all things are ; and birds exist before the birth of time ; How gods...
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Page 69 - Reza ; translated by Mirza Alexander Kazem Beg. This is a Turkish History of the Khans of the Crimea, written about AD 1740, and contains many interesting particulars relating to Turkey, Russia, Poland, and Germany. A History of Georgia; translated by Monsieur Jules de Klaproth.
Page 69 - Ibn Khaldun's History of the Berbers ; translated by the Rev. Professor Lee. This Is a rare and valuable Arabic work, containing an account of the origin, progress, and decline of the dynasties which governed the northern coast of Africa. The History...
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