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Hafiz : The works of Hafez: with an account of his life and writings.

[Marginalia]: various annotations including text marks and numbers throughout the text [the volume is unnumbered], a table with numbers [some form of ms index?], two long ms notes, possibly translations e.g. "In the morning I went to the garden to gather a rose when suddenly the voice of a nightingale struck my ears ...". Also has a printed leaf, possibly from an English periodical and referring to verses in Persian by Sir William Jones, bound in.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: John Drummond Erskine      Print: Book


Hafiz : Odes

'I have read since last October a good deal of the history relating to the East ... Of Hafiz, I read 143 Odes in succession, and about as many more here and there; many of them I read many times.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mountstuart Elphinstone      Print: Book


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