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Edinburgh Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1760, Edinburgh, Midlothian THE Vot. If. E: WEnNE6DAY From the Britiih Magazine. AH, PAW. the fott, of AbtiHaidf, of the t city of Bir, in the produce of IKarittkr, or Afgiefcirah, fernowl by the witer, Qf being fired with the pride of and (Hmulited -by a thirft after kooKtodgVrefttyM! to improve by travelling into foreign countries. He moHwed-hiscamd, and de- parted witfcthccawap forBafcah, where he without accident, and made a confidence prchaie of moil beau- tiful pearls. Having thus far happiJy perfcrmjM his, heart panted with dcfire to vifit city of Baghdad, where he might be an eye- wk nds of the and magnificence that of the rehowned KhaJtphHaroun iUchiq1, the fubjtnje tocceffor of the prophet, the emperor of toe faithful, the e oe hto of his _____, .___ with an linatfrihed in- m on his found with ttokfcfifr fn .fcufc A i fcm; Vlllpl rf Al BQrakf, whofc Wfire perpe- tually droppmg witfi the dews of libcra- ity, and extended for ihelter to all the :hildren of diftrcfs. Omraht elevated with fuccefs, and ;lowmg with the refleclion of his own importance, confidered through the me- ium of youthful vanity, fet out from Wrah, without guide or company, and already advanced as far as the 4e- ghtful plains of Hella, within a day's urney of the great city. The fun had to gild the horizon the heavens 'ptayed afl.unclouded expanfe of bjue renityj the fig -tree, the citron, the um, and pomegranate, feemed to open arias to welcome the new-born y i die verdant plants adorn, the nks of El-pharat, glittered with the w-drops of the morning: the young wei, the wanton the fcouoding telope, and nimble fpcrted along and every bufii refoundcd with melody of the winged chorifters. E- J thing concurred to fill the heart of youth with gaiety and good-humour, jThe Euphrates is called by the natives El- of Pwttnding the ven- his jiofe, which e-o K- with V WCre turban was blood, his garment was corn, and he halted on Jtke Ebn Zaid> the emir of Darnafcus a a remains of Tome tournament in he had been engaged.. NotwitUhnft ferocious appearancer he accoftec nnA a a manner; u the half be him hj cottage, Md adminiftered to.him with great .humanity in the courfeuCa of his mind US bad produced. One day, while dered amomjg the grove, of citrons that Jkirted the nver, to inhale the air, find cotogratulated himfelf upon hil were fo ra- wflimgly btawifd -that he miftook her for one of thofe immortal acconhog to the Koran, was the oeait fh r to heaven. face was pS and his cvec (hone as-freat the ftars would difpl v cncdby the rays of the fi.n. NEWSPAPERflRCHIVI raUvM rally aflable, accepted offer, and, joining thofe two' Grangers, was agree- aWy entertained vwth adven- tures, which the lame tutor recounted. At length they arrived at the foot of a mountain, where the .road was divided into two paths one of thefe was wide, fafe, and winding along the level plain, fo as to form a considerable circuit; the other, dangefous and diffi- cult, afcended the moumahi, and, in one place, bordered on the brink of a pre-i- pice injt overhung the river. El-pharat, at that time fwdled by the verna! rains. fojace thfmfelves Her eyes were black, comely, like thofe of the meadows of Ysrak her cheek, glowed with the crimfon dye of youth, more gorgeous than the fulh rofe that pcrfun.e, the .r po as the focptre of the KhaKph, and y fet, We the rows of cypref, ftade the bazars of Diarhekr her raven trefles, that flowed adown her IhouWers, were interwoven with of which fparkled like the (Jars of heaven through the fjble curtain, of her neck was fnowy as flour of Ophra, a-ineJ, ;