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" A poet went to the chief of a band of robbers and recited a panegyric upon him. He commanded them to strip off his clothes and turn him out of the village. The dogs, too, attacked him in the rear. He wanted to take up a stone, but the ground was frozen.... "
The Bakhtyār Nāma: A Persian Romance - Page xvii
edited by - 1883 - 232 pages
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The Gulistān, Or, Rose-garden of Sheḵẖ Muṣliḥu'd-Dīn Sādī of Shīrāz ...

Saʿdī, Edward Backhouse Eastwick - Chromolithography - 1852 - 356 pages
...hope we — shouldst thou from this life depart, A thousand for it then might well be had. STORY X. A poet went to the chief of a band of robbers and...was frozen. Unable to do anything, he said, What a villainous set are these, who have untied their dogs and tied up the stones." The chief one heard this...
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The Gulistān: Or, Rose-garden, of Shek̲h̲ Muslihu'd-dīn Sādī of Shīrāz ...

Saʻdī, Edward Backhouse Eastwick - English literature - 1880 - 280 pages
...hope we — shouldst thou from this life depart, A thousand for it then might well be had. STORY X. A poet went to the chief of a band of robbers and...was frozen. Unable to do anything, he said, " What a villainous set are these, who have untied their dogs and tied up the stones." The chieftain heard this...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne - Anthologies - 1897 - 680 pages
...this portal spurns. Translation of EB Eastwick. A WITTY PHILOSOPHER REWARDED From the < Rose-Garden ' A POET went to the chief of a band of robbers and...was frozen. Unable to do anything, he said, " What a villainous set are these, who have untied their dogs and tied up the stones." The chieftain heard this...
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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science ..., Volume 26

Harry Thurston Peck, Frank R. Stockton, Julian Hawthorne - Anthologies - 1901 - 434 pages
...doors shall spurn him who this portal spurns. A WITTY PHILOSOPHER REWARDED. (From the " Rose-Garden.") A POET went to the chief of a band of robbers and...who have untied their dogs and tied up the stones." The chieftain heard this from a window, and said with a laugh, " Philosopher ! ask a boon of me." Hereplied,...
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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science ..., Volume 18

Literature - 1901 - 688 pages
...doors shall spurn him who this portal spurns. A WITTY PHILOSOPHER REWARDED. (From the " Rose-Garden.") A POET went to the chief of a band of robbers and...rear. He wanted to take up a stone, but the ground was fro/en. Unable to do anything, he said, " What a villanous set are these, who have untied their dogs...
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The Gulistān, Or, Rose-garden of Sheḵẖ Muṣliḥu'd-dīn Sādī of Shīrāz

Quatrains, Persian - 2000 - 276 pages
...Yet hope we—shouldst thou from this life depart, A thousand for it then might well be had. STORY X. A poet went to the chief of a band of robbers and...was frozen. Unable to do anything, he said, "What a villainous set are these, who have untied their dogs and tied up the stones." The chieftain heard this...
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