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Full text of "The Dabistan"

" Imprint kis«cs upon the ground of that river, and perfume the air
'* with musk."

A person called Fakher eddin, who was one of
this sect, gave the information that, according to
the report of the Duniah, Mahnuid threw himself into
aqua fortis;' but this rumor is false, and proceeded
from rancor. A great number of learned and pious
persons, who were contemporaries of the founder
of this sect, or lived soon after him, followed and
professed his doctrine.

CHAPTER IX.

OF THE RELIGION OF THE RoSHENIAN : IN THREE SECTIONS.

SECT. I.—Of the appearance of Miyan Bayezid, and some of his

sayings.

SECT. II.—Some account of his proceedings-.
SECT. III.—Account of his sons.

SECTION I.—Of the appearance of the lord Miyan
Bayezid.

1 This was the manner of death chosen by Mokanna, in the year of the
Hejira 563 (A D. 776). This upstart prophet (see note 1, p. 3), being
pent up in a mountain-castle by the forces of the khalif Mohadi, without
hope of escape, poisoned the garrison and his family, and then plunged
into a vessel full of aqua fortis, which consumed every part of his body
except his hair; he hoped that, from his disappearance, he should be