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Drink wine (of love for God). For, neither by acquisition nor by choice is

the being a lover (of God);

Me, this gift reached from the heritage of creation.

Ode 374, c. 5.

WRITTEN IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY,

BY

Khwāja

Shamsu-d-Din Muhammad-i-Hafiz-i-Shirāzī

otherwise known as

Lisānu-l-Ghaib and Tarjumānu-l-Asrār.

TRANSLATED FOR THE FIRST TIME OUT OF THE PERSIAN INTO ENGLISH PROSE,
WITH CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY REMARKS, WITH AN INTRODUCTORY
PREFACE, WITH A NOTE ON SUFI,ISM, AND WITH A LIFE OF

THE AUTHOR,

BY

LIEUT.-COL. H. WILBERFORCE CLARKE,
ROYAL (late Bengal) ENGINEERS,

FE-MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND; AND MEMBER OF THE
ASIATIC SOCIETY OF BENGAL.

AUTHOR OF "THE PERSIAN MANUAL"; FIRST TRANSLATOR (OUT OF THE PERSIAN) OF "THE BUSTAN-I-SA'Di"
AND OF "THE SIKANDAR NAMA,-I-NIZĀMI." AUTHOR OF "NOTES ON ELEPHANTS";

OF "THE SEXTANT"; OF "LONGITUDE LUNAR DISTANCES ; AND OF

THE TRANSVERSE STRENGTH OF A RAILWAY-RAIL.

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VOL. I:

1891.

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CALCUTTA :

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA CENTRAL PRINTING OFFICE, S, HASTINGS STREET.

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Shamsu-d-Din Muḥammad-i-Ḥāftz-i-Shīrāzī

otherwise known as

Lisānu-l-Ghaib and Tarjumānu-l-Asrār.

TRANSLATED FOR THE FIRST TIME OUT OF THE PERSIAN INTO ENGLISH PROSE,
WITH CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY REMARKS, WITH AN INTRODUCTORY
PREFACE, WITH A NOTE ON SUFI,ISM, AND WITH A LIFE OF

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LIFE-MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND; AND MEMBER OF THE

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ASIATIC SOCIETY OF BENGAL.

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AUTHOR OF THE PERSIAN MANUAL "; FIRST TRANSLATOR (OUT OF THE PERSIAN OF THE BUSTAN-I-SA'DI "
AND OF "THE SIKANDAR NĀMA,-I-NIZĀMĪ.” AUTHOR OF NOTES ON ELEPHANTS " ;

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OF "THE SEXTANT"; OF LONGITUDE BY LIJNAR DISTANCES"; AND OF

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