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mentary upon Hikmet al din, " the Science of what is
"essential,"1 and afterwards the Commentary upon
Tajerid* " Divestment of what is accessory," with
marginal notes; also the physiological part of the
Commentary upon Ishdret,* " Indications (allegori-
" cal, symbolical, and others);" and, finally, the
Ilahyat shafa, " the Hymns of Recovery." Thus
also, Mulla Yaciib read with him the Taherir,
" Writings" of Euclid, and a Commentary upon
Tazkerah,4 " Commemoration;" and was attached
to him. Likewise Mir Sherif, having read the Mu-
tavel,5 " Development," and the Tafsir, " Explana-
" tion," of Baizavi,6 resolved to follow his school;

eddin Mifazzel, son of Omar al Abheri.   The author died in the year of
the Hejira 660 (A. D. 1261).

1  The author of Hikmet al din was Najem eddin Abu 'I Hassan Ali,
son of Muhammed, surnamed Dabiranal Katebi al Kazvini.   He was a
disciple of the celebrated Nasir-eddin Tusi, and died in the year of the
Hejira 675 (A. D. 1276).

2  We find, in the Bibliographical Dictionary of Haji Khalfa, several
titles of books beginning by the word Tajerid.

3  There exists a work entitled Isha'ret, composed by Asir-eddin Mi-
fazzel, before-mentioned.

4  The Tazkerah was written by Nasir-eddin Tusi.

5  The Mutavel denotes a Commentary, the author of which is Sdad-
eddin Taftarani (or " Tagtarani," according to Herbelot), upon the
work Meftafi al alum, *' the Key of Sciences," and which is entitled
Talkhis al Meftah, <4 Explanation of the Key."

6  Baizavi is the surname of Nasir eddin Abu Said Abdalla Sen Omar,
a native of the town Baizah, in the province of Fars, about forty-five
miles distant from Shiraz.   He was a Ka'si', " judge," of the last-named
town, from which he passed to Tauris, where he died in the year of the