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The Flowers Personified


Section 5

 

FRAGMENTS TAKEN AT RANDOM FROM THE ALBUM OF THE ROSE

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          An exile from Constantinople, who has come to pass a hermitís life not far from my grotto, informs me that there is now in the east a prophet called Mahomet, who promises his disciples a paradise in which houris are always sporting, beneath bowers of roses which are perpetually renewed.

           I depart immediately for the east.