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Full text of "The Dabistan"

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" peror, now in heaven, have any power, thai man
" will certainly come to some misfortune." Soon
after, indeed, he broke a toe of his foot by a stone
which had fallen down from a crevice of the
wall. In one of Akbar's works we find, that it is
indispensable to worship God, the all-just, and
necessary to praise the beings near him; that none
of mankind rise to the rank of stars, as men are not
equal to the dignity of celestial luminaries. The
Emperor inculcated on his followers, that a godly
man ought to know no other object of his wishes
but God, the Almighty ; that is, whatever business
the godly undertakes, his wish in that business ought
to tend towards God.

SECTION III.—UPON THE VIRTUES OF THE STARS, ACCORD-
ING TO REASON, MANIFESTATION, REVELATION, AND TRA-
DITION.

Aghdtho ddmon,l or Shis, and Hermes al hermes, or

1 According to Sheristanf, there is a sect called Hernanites, or Herra-
nites, disciples of a certain Reman, a branch of the Sabeans, of \\hom
hereafter; these sectaries designate, as authors of their scientific trea-
tises, four prophets, among whom are Agatho d&non and Hermes.

Agatho ddmon, that is to say, " the good genius,'* was an Egyptian