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THE

DYNASTY OF THE KAJARS,

TRANSLATED FROM THE

Original Persian Manuscript

PRESENTED BY

HIS MAJESTY FATY ALY SHAH

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SIR HARFORD JONES BRYDGES, Bart. K.C. LL.D.

LATE ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY AND MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY FROM

HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY TO THE COURT OF TEHERAN.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

A SUCCINCT ACCOUNT OF THE HISTORY OF PERSIA,

PREVIOUS TO THAT PERIOD.

ILLUSTRATED WITH PLATES, AND

A MAP OF WESTERN PERSIA,

FROM ACTUAL SURVEY, BY COLONEL JAMES SUTHERLAND,

ENGINEER TO THE MISSSION.

LONDON:
JOHN BOHN, 17. HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN;

J. H. PARKER, OXFORD; AND H. CONSTABLE, EDINBURGH.

MDCCC XXXIII.

“ Your valour," said the Highlander, “ speaks higher language than my Northern wits are able to comprehend."

COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS, Vol. I. p. 57.

Y de todos, ningunos le parecian tan bien, como los que compuso "el famoso Feliciano de Silva : porque la claridad de su prosa, y aquellas " entricadas razones suyas, le parecian de perlas : y mas quando llegaba á " leer aquellos requiebros, y cartas de desafios, donde en mucbas partes hallaba " escrito: Le razon de la sinrazon que á mi razon si hace, de tal manera mi

razon enflaquece, que con razon me quero de la vuestra fermosura. Y tam " bien quando leia: Los altos cielos que de vuestra divinidad divinamente con " las estrellas os fortifican, y os hacen merecedora del merecimento que merece " la vuestra grandeza."

Don Quixote, Ed. Re. Acad. Cap. Prim. fol. 3.

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" But of all his choice store, none pleased him so much as those written by " the famous Feliciano de Silva: for the glitter of his prose and the perplexity " of his style were to bim so many pearls, and especially the love-speeches and challenges, in which abound passages like this:-So enfeebled is my reason " by reason of the unreasonable treatment of my reason, that with reason I complain of your beauty .... The High Heavens, that with your divinity " divinely fortify you with the stars, rendering you meritorious of the merit " merited by your greatness.

WESTALL's Edition, Vol. I. p. 3.

OF THIS EDITION, 250 COPIES HAVE BEEN PRINTED.

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