or Saadi. A Persian poet styled the “nightingale of
thousand songs,” and “one of the four monarchs of eloquence.” His poems
are the Gulistan or Garden of Roses, the Bostan or
Garden of Fruits, and the Pend-Nameh, a moral poem. He is
admired for his sententious march. (1184-1263.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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