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  • Not very long ago the donkey-boys in one of the great towns would on occasion reflect the popular feeling by the shout '_Br-r-r-o akhoond!

    Persia Revisited Thomas Edward Gordon 1873


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  • WHAT, what, what,

    What's the news from Swat?

    Sad news,

    Bad news,

    Comes by the cable led

    Through the Indian Ocean's bed,

    Through the Persian Gulf, the Red

    Sea and the Med-

    Iterranean -- he 's dead;

    The Ahkoond is dead!

    - George Thomas Lanigan.

    July 28, 2009

  • Is there a difference between Ahkoond and Akhoond, or is it a typo?

    July 28, 2009

  • Well spotted, should definitely be Akhoond in the verse quoted.

    July 28, 2009