[Ads-l] An unattributed quote

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 21 23:36:04 EDT 2017


Thank you, Garson!

(There’s a photo of a Lammergeyer in the ca.1944 ed of the Book of
Knowledge.)

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:23 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wilson Gray wrote:
> > But when “the phoenix of prosperity wishes to make the roof of one
> > man its abode, and the owl of misfortune to haunt the threshold of
> > another neither scarcity of equipment nor feebleness of condition
> > prevents the fortunate man from attaining his goal …”
> >
> > http://www.livescience.com/43260-genghis-khan.html
> > Genghis Khan, Founder of Mongol Empire: Facts & Biography
>
> The Live Science article mentioned "Juvayni". Here is a citation.
>
> Year: 1997
> Title: Genghis Khan: The History of the World Conqueror
> Author: 'Ala-ad-Din 'Ata-Malik Juvaini
> Translated from text of: Mizra Muhammad Qazvini
> Translator: John Andrew Boyle
> Series: Unesco collection of representative works
> Publisher: Manchester University Press
> Quote Page 19
> Database: Google Books Preview
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> When the phoenix (huma) [1] of prosperity wishes to make the roof of
> one man its abode, and the owl of misfortune to haunt the threshold of
> another, though their stations be widely different, the one in the
> zenith of good fortune and the other in the nadir of abasement, yet
> neither scarcity of equipment nor feebleness of condition prevents the
> fortunate man from attaining his goal---
>
> [1] The huma, a bird of good omen, is actually the Lammergeyer.
> [End excerpt]
>
> Garson
>
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