The Speech of the Birds

The Speech of the Birds

The text revolves around the decision of the birds of the world to seek out a king.

Author: Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār

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ISBN: 0946621691

Category: Social Science

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Mantiqu't-Tair is one of the masterpieces of Persian literature of which a complete and annotated translation into English is here presented for the first time as The Speech of the Birds. The text revolves around the decision of the birds of the world to seek out a king. Their debilitating doubts and fears, the knowing counsel of their leader Hoopoe, and their choice of the Simurgh as a king, is in reality an allegory of the spiritual path of Sufism with its demands, its hazards and its infinite rewards. The poem contains many admonitory anecdotes and exemplary stories, including numerous references to some of the early Muslim mystics such as Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya, Abu Sa'id ibn Abi'l-Khair, Mansur al-Hallaj and Shibli, among others. In The Speech of the Birds, Peter Avery has not only given us a precise and moving translation, but also ample annotation providing much information to fill in what Attar would have expected his readers to know. The result is a fascinating insight into a remarkable aspect of Islam: the world of ecstatic love of the Persian mystics. The Speech of the Birds will be of interest to everyone who values great literature, as well as to all students of Persian and Sufism.
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The Speech of Monkeys

The Speech of Monkeys

The sounds of birds have been studied , perhaps , more than any others except
those of men , but they have not been studied as speech nor to ascertain their
meanings . Their musical character has attracted attention and has been the
subject ...

Author: Richard Lynch Garner

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ISBN: NYPL:33433011493818

Category: Monkeys

Page: 217

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Text intended as a record of the the author's work and his progress, in the hope that others will pursue like investigations. Part I presents a few of the author's experiments and serve to show the scope of his work. Part II presents the author's definition of the word "speech" and the deductions which he has made from his experiments.
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The Birds

The Birds

218 , dvoápeotov oi voooûtes , quoted by B . The commencement of this speech
of the Chorus bears some resemblance to the Chorus in Soph . Antig . 332 , Torà
tà delvà , k . t . d . 454 . 8 Tu Mo Tap . , whate ' er thou observest , or , remarkest ...

Author: Aristophanes

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN5W52

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Works of Francis Bacon

Works of Francis Bacon

No beast can imitate the speech of man , but birds only ; for the ape itself , that is
so ready to imitate otherwise , attaineth not any degree of imitation of speech . It
is true that I have known a dog , that if one howled in his ear , he would fall a ...

Author: Francis Bacon

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ISBN: RMS:RMS2LBIF000011001$$$6

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A Dictionary of Birds

A Dictionary of Birds

1 This book was doubtless " Ornitho - logie , 1 or | The Speech of Birds . / London
, | Printed for John Stafford , and are to be sold at his House , at the George at |
Flect - bridge . 1655 . The authorship of the book , of which there are several later
 ...

Author: Alfred Newton

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044066311051

Category: Birds

Page: 1212

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Categories: Birds

The Works of Francis Bacon

The Works of Francis Bacon

No beast can imitate the speech of man but birds only ; for the ape itself , that is
so ready to imitate otherwise , attaineth not any degree of imitation of speech . It
is true , that I have known a dog , that if one howled in his ear , he would fall a ...

Author: Francis Bacon

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ISBN: KBNL:UBU000040729

Category: Philosophers

Page: 10

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Categories: Philosophers

The Birds of Aristophanes

The Birds of Aristophanes

always compared the speech of barbarians to that of swallows . 1670 , 1671 . ' Es
. . . . yåpovs , In good time , then , these fellows ( the rebel birds ) have been put
to death for the nuptials . — Téws , in the mean time . 1672 . Boóleo de ontw , do
 ...

Author: Aristophanes

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044102850823

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Page: 236

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Philosophical works

Philosophical works

No beast can imitate the speech of man , but birds only ; for the ape itself , that is
so ready to imitate otherwise , attaineth not any degree of imitation of speech . It
is true that I have known a dog , that if one howled in his ear , he would fall a ...

Author: Francis Bacon

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ISBN: UCLA:L0066165614

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Page:

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The Works of Francis Bacon Philosophical works

The Works of Francis Bacon  Philosophical works

No beast can imitate the speech of man , but birds only ; for the ape itself , that is
so ready to imitate otherwise , attaineth not any degree of imitation of speech . It
is true that I have known a dog , that if one howled in his ear , he would fall a ...

Author: Francis Bacon

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105037263162

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A Bird s eye View of the World

A Bird s eye View of the World

By. infiltrations into the Prakrit Hindi, the speech of the country, these three idioms
produced Urdu. Later, Urdu became ... notably to Ostiak. Telinga, or Telugu, is an
extremely soft, harmonious dialect, in 322 A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF THE WORLD.

Author: Onésime Reclus

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105048553320

Category: Geography

Page: 920

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Among the Birds

Among the Birds

This speech from Miss B . was received with murmurs of incredulity by the female
portion of the company , for they instinctively saw the double meaning of her
words . " Mr . Brown has been no more than a friend to me , and I have regarded
him ...

Author: Edward Augustus Samuels

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044107218661

Category: Birds

Page: 223

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Categories: Birds

The Birds of Aristophanes ed by W C Green

The Birds of Aristophanes  ed  by W C  Green

455 . dúvaniv ] An element of power ' existing in the birds had been mentioned by
Peisthetaerus to Epops . Cf . above v . 163 . 457 . ou ... Here : my speech is ready
mixed in the lump , and nought hinders its being kneaded out . ' olajáTTEL ' to ...

Author: Aristophanes

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ISBN: OXFORD:600085383

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Sylva sylvarum New Atlantis Whereunto is newly added the History Naturall and Experimentall of Life and Death The sixt sic edition

Sylva sylvarum  New Atlantis      Whereunto is newly added the History Naturall and Experimentall of Life and Death     The sixt sic edition

... a thing forange in nåture , when it is attentively considered : How 236 . children
and some Birds learn to imitate speech . They take no mark Experiments at all of
the Alotion of the Mouth of him that speaketh , for Birds are as well couching the ...

Author: Francis Bacon

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ISBN: BL:A0020789819

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The Works of Francis Bacon Lord Chancellor of England

The Works of Francis Bacon  Lord Chancellor of England

No beast can imitate the speech of man , artificial echoes . And no echo already
known but birds only ; for the ape itself , that is so ready returneth in a very narrow
room . to imitate otherwise , attaineth not any degree of 243. The natural echoes ...

Author: Francis Bacon

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ISBN: MINN:31951002094294G

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Research Awards Index

Research Awards Index

Matching speech to residual auditory ** ROIMH - 18343-10 Neural correlates of
vocal learning ( birds ) Phonetic analysis of consonantal devoicing ( infants ,
children , function ( human ) ++ R01MH - 29775-04 Evolution and development
of ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119624695

Category: Medicine

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The Songs of Birds

The Songs of Birds

Out of the blood and flesh of Avatsiu came the speech of the birds — trilling ,
warbling , croaking , crying , hooting , whistling , chirping and chirruping . The boy
stood and listened and he could not understand . There was a divide now
between ...

Author:

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ISBN: 1841480452

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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Stories and poems express how ancient and modern cultures around the world perceive the birds' symbolic nature, flight, and connection with people.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Field Naturalist and Scientific Student

The Field Naturalist  and Scientific Student

of their brethren who appear during the hot HUMAN SPEECH AS ACQUIRED BY
season . ... pot by the animals that are Cunning in Cats . usually held to rank
nearest to humanity , but Cats will sometimes display extraordinary by certain
birds .

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ISBN: HARVARD:HWF73V

Category: Natural history

Page: 208

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Categories: Natural history

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds

At the end of the quest there are only thirty birds left who arrive at the gates of the
palace of the Simurgh . ... For a scholarly translation I would refer the reader to
The Speech of the Birds , a translation by Peter Avery . What it lacks in fluidity and
 ...

Author: Farid Al-Din Attar

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004658847

Category: Poetry

Page: 93

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An allegorical poem by twelfth-century Sufi poet Farid Ud-Din Attar in which a gathering of birds embark upon a quest for Simurgh, the lord of creation.
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Birds of Prey and the Sport of Falconry in Italian Literature Through the Fourteenth Century

Birds of Prey and the Sport of Falconry in Italian Literature Through the Fourteenth Century

The scene is of a large gathering of birds singing loudly , courting , and happily
choosing their mates . The poet , who has entered the garden , finds that he can
understand the speech of the birds . As the poet explains the rules of love in this ...

Author: Teresa Flora Lucia Gualtieri

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ISBN: WISC:89091731364

Category: Civilization, Medieval, in literature

Page: 134

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Categories: Civilization, Medieval, in literature