The History of Nadir Shah, Formerly Called Thamas Kuli Khan, the Present Emperor of Persia: To which is Prefix'd a Short History of the Moghol Emperors. At the End is Inserted, a Catalogue of about Two Hundred Manuscripts in the Persic and Other Oriental Languages, Collected in the East

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A. Millar, at Buchanan's Head, over against St. Clement's Church, in the Strand., 1742 - 40 pages

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Page 15 - Your majesty knows that the learned and divines of all nations and times, in their opinions concerning the world of appearance and the intellectual, agree in this, that the former ought to be of no consideration in respect to the latter ; yet the wise men of the times, and the great ones of all nations, toil much in perfecting themselves as to this...
Page 218 - The Charges of his Army, while he continued there, the Arrears, Pay and Gratuity advanced them, with what Goods were destroyed by Fire, and Fields laid waste, made near 20 Crnres more.4 1 '1 25.000,000 /'(Footnote).
Page 226 - Hours of Retirement among the Ladies are but few, feldom entering their Apartments before Eleven or Twelve at Night, and is up and in Public by Five in the Morning. His Diet is fimple, chiefly...
Page 225 - ... and inclining to be fat, but the fatigue he undergoes prevents it; he has fine large black eyes and eyebrows; and in short, is one of the most comely men I ever beheld. The injury the sun and weather have done to his complexion only gives him a more manly aspect. His voice is so uncommonly loud and strong, that he frequently, and without straining it, gives orders to his people at above a hundred yards distance.
Page 227 - He is extremely generous, particularly to his soldiers, and bountifully rewards all in his service who behave well. He is at the same time very severe and strict in his discipline, punishing with death those who commit a great offence, and with the loss of their ears those whose transgressions are of a lighter nature.
Page 223 - Gurgan, and the honour of the original tree of Turkan, was graciously pleased to restore to me the crown and gem of Hindustan. " In consideration of this favor, which no father shows to a son, nor no brother to a brother, I make over to him all the countries to the...
Page 185 - ... that the massacre should cease. In this terrible punishment, according to the lowest trustworthy statement, 30,000 human beings were put to the sword; while the native authors compute the number as reaching 120,000; adding, that about 10,000 women threw themselves into wells, to escape outrage; some of whom were taken out alive, after being there two or three days. The wretched survivors of this calamity were so prostrated by the blow, that they appear to have wanted energy even to perform the...
Page 51 - Bombay fortunate coins, struck according to the custom of the empire, be current ; and whosoever of the Company's servants, being indebted, runs away, let him be taken and delivered to the chief of the factory, and let them not be molested on account of the forbidden articles.

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