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Stephen Weston


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Stephen Weston : A specimen of the conformity of the European languages

[Marginalia]: marginal pencil annotations throughout the book, either English or Persian, mainly appear to comment or disagree with translations eg. p.35 one line of text is annotated in Persian and another is marked * and in the margin is a ms note '*When the sun of the wine arises from east of the goblet a thousand tulips spring from the cheek of the cupbearer'; p.158 has the text 'The lion is a cat in catching a mouse; but the mouse is a tiger in battle' marked * and the ms annotation 'nonsense ', '*The cat is tiger in catching a mouse; but a mouse in the claws of a tiger'.

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


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