A Collection of Persian Tales, written ex­pressly for the improvement of young Students, accompanied with an English translation, is now submitted to the candour of the Public.

The learned Orientalist will allow, that, to render into English such subjects with any degree of success, is no pleasant or easy task, on account of the difficulty of accommodating the sense to a dif­ferent idiom, so as to preserve the spirit of the original, and at the same time avoid the ridicu­lous extremes of insipidity or bombast; and, there­fore, such a critic will readily grant indulgence to a translation, which pretends to no merit but that of faithfulness and perspicuity.