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PERSIAN and TURKISH

T A LES

COM P L E A T.

Translated formerly from those Languages

into French,

By M. PETIS DE LA CROIX,
Dean of the King's Interpreters, Reader and

Professor in the Royal College at Paris:

And now into English from that Translation,

By the late Learned Dr. KING,

And several other HANDS,

To which are added,
Two LETTERS from a French Abbot to his friend

at Paris ; giving an Account of the Island of MADA-
GASCAR, and of the French Embassador's Reception
by the King of SIAM.

The Fourth EDITION.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
Printed for RICHARD WARE, at the Bible and Sun in

Amen-Corner. MDCCXXXIX.

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TO THE

HONOURABLE

THE

Lady Barnardiston.

MADAM,

HE near Relation of Blood betwixt us, gives me the Assurance of pre

senting this to You without Leave; and the Virtues eminently distinguishable in Your Ladyship, will justify my Choice to

the

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the World: For as these Stories contain in them many shining Instances of Conjugal Love and Fidelity, I am confident they will not appear ill apply’d, in being dedicated to one who hath given such eminent Proofs of both.

I undertook this Performance, in Obedience to a Lady of the first Rank; and I presume it will be far from being unacceptable' to your Ladyship, that your Name appears in the same Work with one of her lilustrious Birth and excellent Qualities.

If in this I have made a full Excuse to obtain your Pardon, I rest fatisfied the Publick will easily forgive me for this short Trespass upon their Patience : And I Thall be

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