By F. Hadland Davis

ISBN-10: 1602063702

ISBN-13: 9781602063709

Jami (1414-1492), a pupil and mystic, is taken into account by way of many to be one of many maximum Persian poets of the fifteenth century. This quantity, edited through F. Hadland Davis and primary released in 1908, comprises decisions from a few of Jami's best-known works. ''Salaman and Absal'' examines the earthly love (''the love that binds and fetters and is corruptible'') of the eponymous star-crossed fans and contrasts it with ''incorruptible'' celestial love. The ''Lawa'ih'' is a treatise on Sufism. ''Yusuf and Zulaikha'' tells of Zulaikha's unrequited love for Yusuf, and the ''Baharistan'' is a booklet of verse and prose written as a chain of 8 ''gardens.'' a quick biography of Jami and a few more information on all the choices are incorporated during this undying paintings. FREDERICK HADLAND DAVIS is usually the writer of The Persian Mystics: Jalalu'd-Din Rumi (1907) and Myths and Legends of Japan (1912), either to be had from Cosimo.

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But Yusuf,* cold even now, in silence turns in prayer to Heaven, and takes Gabriel's word rather than his own conviction that he is doing well to marry her at last. Here the late Mr. Ralph Griffith's translation of Yusuf and Zulaikha ends, and the curious and might be pardoned for conjecturing an unhappy marriage under these remarkably farseeing one-sided circumstances. But in the original the poem does not end here. For the advantage of optimistic believers in marriage, I may add that these two people had an almost unending honeymoon.

And considering to-day To-morrow's seed-field, ere that come to bear Thy counsellor Sow with ; the harvest of eternity. 91 SELECTIONS FROM THE LAWA'IH am naught yea, less than naught, By naught and less than naught what can be taught Believe me, I ? I tell the mysteries of truth, but know Naught save the telling to this task I brought. LAWA'IH. " the veil of ignorance, Show not really are. Remove from our eyes as they non-existence as and show us things to us existent, nor cast the veil of non-existence over the beauty of existence.

Might not these" things alone running water have suggested to the poet's mind The pavilion " of Excellency, Love, and Laughter ? distinct interest apart The Bahdristdn has a from its literary merit. " The darling and beloved son Zia-uddin-Yusuf " That young boys poet-father goes on to say, and inexperienced youths become very disheartened and unhappy when they receive in; not Although Jami allowed his son to read the Gulistdn, he evidently thought the last word had not yet been written in the struction in idiomatic expressions they are accustomed to," of instructing the young, and thus conceived the idea of writing the Bahdristdn, One is so apt to see printed requests in th public gardens of England that it seems a little ironical to come across the following in the " "

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