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  • “O my lord,” quoth Judar, “I ask first of Allah the Most High and then of thee, that thou give me yonder saddle bags.”

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  • Behold, I am a lover in longing, whom passion and severance have been wronging; since I parted from my dear, I have lost my reasoning gear; wherefore, to my speech do thou give ear and have ruth on my passion and hope and fear.

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  • Know that my heart inclineth to thee and would interest thee with my tidings, but do thou give me the letter.

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  • Quoth Tuman, “I will not speak thee, till thou give me the gift of glad tidings.”

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  • Then came the cobbler; and said, O Shaykh, a man brought me his sandal-shoe to-day, saying, ‘Mend this;’ and I asked him, ‘What wage wilt thou give me?’

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  • And know, O my father, with assured knowledge, that I consent to marry, but on condition that thou give me to wife her who lay by my side this night; for I am certain it was thou sentest her to me and madest me in love with her and then despatchedst a message to her before the dawn and tookest her away from beside me.

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  • And if thou give him less, the same will say, ‘He despiseth me and giveth me less than he gave the fisherman.’

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  • But now I crave of thy favour that thou give me one of thy castles outlying the rest, that I may abide there the remnant of my life, for as the sayer of bywords saith, ‘Absence from my friend is better and fitter for me’; and, ‘Whatso eye doth not perceive, that garreth not heart to grieve.’

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  • Then she turned to al-Maamun and said to him, “O Commander of the Faithful, wilt thou give me leave to change the words?”

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  • Then, being overborne by mirth, he said to me, ‘O my lord, wilt thou give me leave to say what is come to my mind, albeit I am not of the folk of this craft?’

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