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Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers
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Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston. The following collection of essays, or papers, is designed to suit the tastes of a more numerous class of readers than were some of... More > my former books, which are not likely to be of special interest to many besides students of comparative folk-lore—amongst whom your own degree is high. The book, in fact, is intended mainly for those who are rather vaguely termed “general readers”; albeit I venture to think that even the folk-lore student may find in it somewhat to “make a note of,” as the great Captain Cuttle was wont to say—in season and out of season. “The smiling Garden of Persian Literature”: a Garden which I would describe, in the Eastern style, as a happy spot, where lavish Nature with profusion strews the most fragrant and blooming flowers, where the most delicious fruits abound,...".< Less
Book of Wise Sayings: Selected Largely from Eastern Sources
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Book of Wise Sayings: Selected Largely from Eastern Sources by W. A. Clouston. Author of “Popular Tales and Fictions,” “Literary Coincidences, and other Papers,”... More > “Flowers from a Persian Garden,” etc. “Concise sentences, like darts, fly abroad and make impressions, while long discourses are tedious and not regarded.”—Bacon. “Many are the sayings of the wise, In ancient and in modern books enrolled.”—Milton. In the following small selection of aphorisms, a considerable proportion are drawn from Eastern literature. Includes passages from the Indian epics. In more modern times, with the sole exception of William Hazlitt, our country has produced no very successful writer of aphorisms. Colton’s Lacon; or, Many Things in Few Words, Addressed to Those who Think, went through several editions soon after its first publication in 1820.< Less
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