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Charles Stuart Calverley
After The Manner Of Horace. Friend, there be they on whom mishap Or never or so rarely comes, That, when they think thereof, they snap ...Rate it

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A Hymn to Contentment
Thomas Parnell
Lovely, lasting peace of mind! Sweet delight of human-kind! Heavenly-born, and bred on high, To crown the fav'rites of the sky With more of happine...Rate it

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A Hymn to Contentment
Thomas Parnell
Lovely, lasting peace of mind! Sweet delight of human-kind! Heavenly-born, and bred on high, To crown the fav'rites of the sky With more of happine...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 01
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A Maghrabi supplicant said in Aleppo in the row of linen-drapers: ‘Lords of wealth, if you were just and we contented, the trade of begging would v...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 02
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Two sons of amirs were in Egypt, the one acquiring science, the other accumulating wealth, till the former became the ullemma of the period and the...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 03
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I heard that a dervish, burning in the fire of poverty and sewing patch upon patch, said to comfort his mind: ‘We are contented with dr...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 04
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One of the kings of Persia had sent an able physician to wait upon the Mustafa, the benediction of Allah and peace be on him; and he remained for s...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 05
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A man often made vows of repentance but broke them again till one of the sheikhs said to him: ‘I think thou art in the habit of eating a great deal...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 06
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It is narrated in the life of Ardeshir Babekan that he asked an Arab physician how much food he must consume daily. He replied: ‘The weight of one ...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 07
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Two Khorasani dervishes travelled together. One of them, being weak, broke his fast every second night whilst the other who was strong consumed eve...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 08
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One of the philosophers forbade his son to eat much because repletion keeps people ailing. The boy replied: ‘O father, it is hunger that kills. Has...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 09
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A sick man having been asked what his heart desired replied: ‘That it may not desire anything.’ When the bowels are full and the bell...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 10
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A grain dealer to whom Sufis were owing some money asked them for it every day in the town of Waset and used harsh language towards them. The compa...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 11
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A brave warrior who had received a dreadful wound in the Tatar war was informed that a certain merchant possessed a medicine which he would probabl...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 12
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One of the ullemma had many eaters to provide for and only a slender income. This fact he communicated to a great man of whose character he enterta...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 13
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A dervish wanted something and a man told him that a certain individual possessed untold wealth who, if he were made aware of his want, would not c...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 14
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A year of dearth set in at Alexandria so that even a dervish lost the reins of patience from his hands, the pearls of heaven were withheld from the...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 15
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Hatim Tai, having been asked whether he had seen in the world anyone of more exalted sentiments than himself, replied: ‘Yes, one day I slaughtered ...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 16
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Moses, to whom be salutation, beheld a dervish who had on account of his nudity concealed himself in the sand exclaiming: ‘O Moses, utter a supplic...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 18
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An Arab suffering in the desert from extreme thirst recited: ‘Would that before my death I could one day enjoy my wish ...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 19
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I never lamented about the vicissitudes of time or complained of the turns of fortune except on the occasion when I was barefooted and unable to pr...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 20
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A king with some of his courtiers had during a hunting party and in the winter season strayed far from inhabited places but when the night set in h...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 21
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It is related that a sultan thus addressed a miserly beggar who had accumulated great riches: ‘It is evident that thou possessest boundless wealth ...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 22
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I met a trader who possessed one hundred and fifty camel loads of merchandise with forty slaves and servants. One evening in the oasis of Kish he t...Rate it

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Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 23
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I heard about a wealthy man who was as well known for his avarice as Hatim Tai for his liberality. Outwardly he displayed the appearance of wealth ...Rate it

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