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" At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune. "
The History of Chess: From the Time of the Early Invention of the Game in ... - Page 178
by Duncan Forbes - 1860 - 312 pages
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851 - 616 pages
...thousand gold dinars—before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune. The glories...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with ..., Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - 1855 - 496 pages
...thousand gold dinars, before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At the nuptials of the same prince a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride,48 and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune. The glories...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858 - 608 pages
...thousand gold dinars — before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune. The glories...
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A History of the Romans Under the Emperors

Dawson Massy - Emperors - 1863 - 522 pages
...millions four hundred thousand gold dinars before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At his nuptials a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and thus originated the Oriental custom alluded to by Milton — ' Or where the gorgeous...
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Progressive Readers: A Class Book for the Use of Advanced Pupils ..., Issue 5

John Epy Lovell - Readers (Secondary) - 1866 - 568 pages
...thousand gold dinars — before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At thu nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and a "lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune. The glories...
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Class-book of Science and Literature

Class-book - Literature - 1869 - 344 pages
...thousand gold dinars — before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune. The glories...
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History of the Saracen Empire

Edward Gibbon - Caliphs - 1870 - 458 pages
...thousand gold dinars, before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune. The glories...
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Remains of Lost Empires: Sketches of the Ruins of Palmyra, Nineveh, Babylon ...

Philip Van Ness Myers - Babylon (Extinct city) - 1875 - 574 pages
...kings barbaric pearls and gold;" for, if we may credit Abulfeda, on a certain royal nuptial occasion "a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride." The same historian also tells us that at the reception of a Greek embassy by the Caliph...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 5

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1875 - 632 pages
...thousand gold dinars, before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size, were showered on the head of the bride,48 and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the 43 Medinat al Salem, Dar al Salem. Urbs...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 130

American periodicals - 1876 - 850 pages
...thousand gild dinars, before he drew his foot from the slirruD. At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and л lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortone. From a few...
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