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Montesquieu (1689–1755).  Persian Letters.  1901.
 
Letter XLIII
Usbek to Pharan, at the Gardens of Fatme
 
REJOICE in your heart, and acknowledge these sacred characters. Let the chief eunuch and the superintendent of my gardens kiss this letter. I prohibit them from attempting anything against you: tell them to purchase the eunuch they require. Do your duty, as if you had me always before you; for know, that as my bounty is great, so, if you abuse it, will the measure of your punishment be.

  PARIS, the 25th of the moon of Rhegeb, 1713.
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