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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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Jami: The Persian Mystic

Jāmī - Persian poetry - 1907 - 40 pages
...away four-fifths of the income of a province 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 a lottery was made of lands and houses. 1 he poem now pursues the scriptural account...
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The Rose Garden of Persia

Louisa Stuart Costello - English poetry - 1924 - 230 pages
...away fourfifths of the income of a province 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 a lottery was made of lands and houses. The poem now pursues the scripturalaccount of...
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