The Book Of The Thousand Nights And A Night, Vol 1 Page-458

The Book Of The Thousand Nights And A Night, Vol 1

A plain and literal translation of the arabian nights entertainments

[FN#663] Nothing more calculated to give affront than such a refusal. Richardson (p. 204) who, however, doubts his own version (p. 208), here translates, “and I will not give liberty to my soul (spouse) but in her apartments.” The Arabic, or rather Cairene, is, “wa l� akhalli r�hi” I will not let myself go, i.e., be my everyday self, etc. [FN#664] “Whilst she is in astonishment and terror.” (Richardson.) [FN#665] “Chamber of robes,” Richardson, whose text has “N�m” for “Man�m.” [FN#666] “Till I compleat her distress,” Richardson, whose text is corrupt. [FN#667] “Sleep by her side,” R. the word “Name” bearing both senses. [FN#668] “Will take my hand,” R. “takabbal” being also ambiguous. [FN#669] Arab. “Mu’arras” one who brings about “‘Ars,” marriages, etc. So the Germ. = “Kupplerinn” a Coupleress. It is one of the many synonyms for a pimp, and a word in general use (Pilgrimage i., 276).The most insulting term, like Dayy�s, insinuates that the man panders for his own wife. [FN#670] Of hands and face, etc. See Night cccclxiv.