Literary text: ENA 3918.12

Literary text ENA 3918.12


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Literary text in Arabic script. Includes the well-known story of Ibn al-Sammāk who visited Hārūn al-Rashīd, who was drinking water. Ibn al-Sammāk stopped him from drinking and asked what he would give to be able to drink if he were forbidden from doing so. "My whole kingdom!" He then let him drink, upon which he asked what he would give to be able to void the water. "My whole kingdom!" Ergo, a kingdom is worth nothing more than a drink and a void.

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