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the following week saw him in possession of an additional place, swearing by all the Saints of Islam that never had there existed so great a poet as the Monarch Aliris, and, moreover, ready to prescribe his favourite regimen of the Chabuk for every man, woman, and child that dared to think otherwise.

Of the happiness of the King and Queen of Bucharia, after such a beginning, there can be but little doubt; and, among the lesser symptoms, it is recorded of Lalla Rookh, that, to the day of her death, in memory of their delightful journey, she never called the King by any other name than Feramorz.



Page 21.-He embarked for Arabia.-These particulars of the visit of the King of Bucharia to Aurungzebe are found in Dow's "History of Hindostan,” vol. iii. p. 392.

P. 21.-Lalla Rookh.-Tulip cheek.

P. 21.-Leila.-The mistress of Mejnoun, upon whose story so many romances in all the languages of the East are founded.

P. 21.-Shirine.-For the loves of this celebrated beauty with Khosrou and with Ferhad, see D'Herbelot, Gibbon, 'Oriental Collections," etc.


P. 21.-Dewilde.-"The history of the loves of Dewildé and Chizer, the son of the Emperor Alla, is written in an elegant poem, by the noble Chusero."-(Ferishta.)

P. 22.-Scattering of the Roses.-Gul Reazee.

P. 22.-Insignia of the Emperor's favour.-"One mark of honour or knighthood bestowed by the Emperor is the permission to wear a small kettledrum at the bows of their saddles, which at first was invented for the training of hawks, and to call them to the lure, and is worn in the field by all sportsmen to that end.”—(Fryer's Travels.)


Those on whom the King has conferred the privilege must wear an ornament of jewels on the right side of the turban, surmounted by a high plume of the feathers of a kind of egret. This bird is found only in Cashmere, and the feathers are carefully collected for the King, who bestows them on his nobles."-(Elphinstone's Account of Caubul.)

P. 22.-The great Keder Khan.-" Khedar Khan, the Khakan, or King of Turquestan beyond the Gihon (at the end of

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