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ADAM'S ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF ABEL.
Sir William Jones, in his admirable « Discourse on the Arabs," (Asiatic Researches, Vol. 11.) having mentioned a verse quoted by Abulfeda, and ascribed to Nuumun, King of Yemen, or Arabia Felix, and contemporary with the Patriarch Joseph, assigns among other reasons for believing it genuine,“ its brevity which made it easy to be remembered, and the good sense comprised in it which made it become proverbial.” But he thinks it Jiable to doubt, because, adds 'be, “sentences and verses of indetinite antiquity are sometimes ascribed by the Arabs to particular persons of eminence; and they even go so far as to cite a pathetic Elegy of Adam himself on the death of Abel; but in very good Arabic and correct measure.”
Some time ago I had an opportunity of consulting the Manuscript Tarikh or Clironicle of Tabari, who died early in the tenth century of our era, and has been styled by that ingenious orientalist, Ockley, " the Livy of the Arabians, the very parent of their history;" and highly celebrated by Pococke, D'Herbelôt, and other distinguislied writers. In the manuscript which fell under
my inspection, some Arabic verses occur; and these are below given; being, as I am perfectly convinced, the same pathetic elegy to which Sir William Jones has alluded in the passage above quoted from his fourth discourse, It appears, however, that Adam is not supposed to have uttered this lamentation originally in Arabic, but in the Syrian language ; for we read, immediately before the elegiac verses, that “the first person who ever slew a man was Kabíl or Cain; and the first ever buried in the earth was Hábil or Abel: and when his father heard (of Abel's death,) he went and sought for Cain, but did not find him; and he repeated, in the Syrian language, four distichs on the absence or loss of Abel; and the meaning of these verses, in the, Arabic language, is as follows :"
یا اسفي علي هابيل ابني
s The translation of these lines which I have attempted to make, is witheld at present ; first, from the hope that some orientalist, inore conversant with the obscurities of Ara an poetry, may be induced to offer one better; and secondly, because I entertain a suspicion that two or three words are inaccurately written in the manuscript from which these lines have been extracted, and which I expect a favorable opportunity of soon collating with another copy. Meanwhile, it has been lately mentioned to me, that Sir William Ouseley had actually printed with a latin translation, several passages from the ancient History of Tabari, including the lines bere given, when the embassy to Persia, which he accompanied, interrupted his intended publication. The gentleman from whom I received this intelligence, thought, (but from a faint recollection,) that the elegy, as transcribed by Sir William Quseley,