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By Edward G. Browne

Approximately 100 years when you consider that its booklet, E. G. Browne's A Literary background of Persia is still a vintage paintings in English at the topic. Spanning 4 volumes, it took Browne over 25 years to write down and while it concentrates on Persian literature, it surveys many elements of Persian tradition from pre-history to the 20th century. quantity one covers the interval from the earliest classes of Persian background till Firdawsi (AD 935-1020) a hugely respected poet. quantity appears on the early medieval interval and specifically at the poet Saadi (1184-1283). quantity 3 makes a speciality of the Tartar Dominion (1265-1502) and quantity 4 'Modern occasions' covers from 1500 to 1924. A extraordinary success upon first e-book, Cambridge collage Press is happy in an effort to convey its version of this seminal paintings again into print.

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The sky is clear ; Beyond the gate- 44 RETROSPECTIVE A N D INTXODUCTOR Y and so on. I t will be observed that the sense and rhyme of the poem is complete without the increment, and vice versa. 1 Besides the above classification by form, there is another classification (referring especially to the gagfda, whereof the scope is much wider and more varied than that Classlficatlon of any other verse-form, except, perhaps, the qit'a by subject. and the mathnawi) according to topic or subject. , night and day, summer and winter, lance and bow, heaven and earth, Persian and Arab, Muslim and Zoroastrian, heat and cold, or the like), when it is called a muna'&aru, "joust," or "strifepoem,''a or it may be in the form of a dialogue (su'dl u jawdb, " question and answer "), and so on.

It, o r " t h e arrangement of attributes," and is when, t o quote Gladwin (pp. " T h e next three verses illustrate t h e figure k n o w n as pleonasm," o r hashw (lit. , t h e introduction of a word o r words superfluous t o t h e sense, Hashw. which m a y be either a downright blemish (when i t is called hashw-i-qabih, o r cacopleonasm "), o r a n improvement ((lashw-i-maNh, o r eupleonasm "), o r neither hurtful n o r beneficial (hashw-i-mutawassit, "mediocre " o r "indifferent pleonasm ").

A'), all the letters are unjoined; in the second (muwa~jal,all are joined ; the third (tnujarrad) is not mentioned in the books a t my disposal, and I do not see wherein its peculiarity consists ; in the fourth (raqtd) the letters are alternately dotted and undotted ;while in the fifth (khayfd) the words consist alternately of dotted and undotted letters. $ " Muqafta'. Muwagsat hlujarrad. " T h e mulatnma', o r "pied verse," illustrated in the next . line, has been already mentioned on p. 2 3 rupra.

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