Page 116. “Sent an order to the Viziers,” &c. The litho­graphed text says: “Instantly he commanded Bakhtyār to be fetched. The King with his own hands drew off the fetters, brought him before the Queen, and put on him a kabā [see Note p. 135] and a kulāh”—that is, a robe and a turban. —Certain officers of the King of Persia's household who wear gold tiaras are called Zarrin-Kullāhān, Golden Caps.

Page 117. “Resigned the throne to Bakhtyār.”—In Hindū stories a very usual conclusion is the King's abdication of his throne in favour of his son; and it is highly probable that such was actually the custom formerly. In the European mediæ-val romance of “The Knight with the Swan,” King Oriant abdicates in favour of his son Helias.—See Mr W. J. Thoms' Early English Prose Romances.

Page 117. “Dignity of Chief Vizier.”—The text reads: “He conferred on Farrukhsuwār, with complete honour and reverence, the Vizier's Khil'at [see Note p. 136], and appointed him Commander-in-chief (Sipahsālār).”

The lithographed text thus concludes: “This book is finished by the aid of the King the Giver [i.e. God]”: tamma-'l-kitāb bi ‘awni-’l-Māliki-'l-Wahhāb.