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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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French examination papers, a selection set to candidates for Sandhurst [&c ...

French examination papers - 1881 - 322 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. Gibbon. II....
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Travels and adventures in Arabistan

William Perry Fogg - 1881 - 394 pages
...is generally regarded as the most profuse and generous of all the Caliphs of Bagdad. At his nuptials a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, gifts in lands and houses were scattered in lottery tickets among the populace, and before...
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A History of Music: book III. The decline of paganism and the dark ages ...

John Frederick Rowbotham - Music - 1887 - 648 pages
...half gold dinars before he drew his foot from the stirrup, and at the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride. The great palace of the Caliphs in Bagdad had thirtyeight thousand pieces of tapestry hanging...
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Living Thoughts in Words that Burn, from Poet, Sage and Humorist

Charles F. Beezley - Literature - 1891 - 406 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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My Early Travels and Adventures in America and Asia, Volume 2

Henry Morton Stanley - Africa - 1895 - 456 pages
...2,400,000 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." Tradition...
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My Early Travels and Adventures in America and Asia, Volume 2

Henry Morton Stanley - Africa - 1895 - 448 pages
...2,400,000 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." Tradition...
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A History of the Middle Ages

Dana Carleton Munro - Middle Ages - 1902 - 294 pages
...added to the magnificence of the spectacle when an ambassador was received. At the nuptials of Mamun " a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride." The tales in the Arabian Nights reflect very faithfully the luxury and life of Bagdad under...
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A History of the Middle Ages

Dana Carleton Munro - Middle Ages - 1902 - 290 pages
...added to the magnificence of the spectacle when an ambassador was received. At the nuptials of Mamun "a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride." The tales in the Arabian Xights reflect very faithfully the luxury and life of Bagdad under...
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Ancient Empires of the East

Archibald Henry Sayce - Arabian Peninsula - 1906 - 612 pages
...2,400,000 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 Nations, Volume 1

Henry Cabot Lodge - World history - 1906 - 612 pages
...2,400,000 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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