|Montesquieu (16891755). Persian Letters. 1901.|
|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.