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Laili And Majnun (1836)

The story of the loves of Laili and Majnun is one of the most popular in the East. There are several poems on the same subject by different authors, but that by Nazémi is considered the best; and I believe this is the first time it has appeared in the European language. Every nation has its favorite tales of love as well as chivalry. France and Italy have their Abelard and Eloisa, their Petrarch and Laura; and Arabia has its Laili and Majnun, the beautiful record of whose sorrows is constantly referred to, throughout the East, as an immortal example of the most fruitful love.

Laili And Majnun (1836)

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