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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Lamii (Mohammed Ben Osman Ben Ali Nakkash)

Poems from Oriental Languages: Orthodoxy, or the Doxy?

(Turkish—Sixteenth Century)

Translation in Dublin University Magazine

ONE day in catechizing me, the Khodja asked me Whether

I could feel happy in a palace, living in idolatry:

I said, With her I worshiped, surely, though we dwelt together

Not underneath a palace roof, but in a cave or hollow tree.