Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.47 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


Poetical and miscellaneous extracts in Persian and Turkish in three distinct parts.

ff. 2r.-2v.
Author: Various
Title: Scraps of Turkish poetry

Followed by a short Ḥadīth in Arabic, a Persian distich and an amusing Persian ghazal about coffee by Waisī-i ʿAjam.

Incipit: راحيست قهوه روح افزا وكسل گسل آسايش بدن فرح جان سرور دل
Language(s): Persian and Ottoman Turkish
1.2. ff. 3r.-4v.
Author: Various
Title: Scraps of Arabic poetry

Followed by two Turkish ghazals by Şem'î; Persian couplets and rubāʿis by Nawʻī; a Persian chronogram, and the beginning of a pious sentence in Arabic.

1.3. ff. 5r. - 5v.
Title: A Persian qaṣīdah
Incipit: حبذا قومي كه ديد حق بود ديدار شان محو باشد در شهود سر غيب اسرار شان
Title: Extracts from the dīvān of Jāmī
Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم اعظم اسماء عليم حكيم
1.5. ff. 21v.-27v.
Title: Extracts from the dīvān of Amīr Khusraw
Incipit: باز دل گم گشت در کویت من دیوانه را از کجا کردم نگاه آن نرگس مستانه را
Explicit: هر شب منم زهجر پریشان ودیده تر صبر از برم رمیده ومن زو رمیده تر
1.6. f. 28r.
Title: One ghazal by ʿAlā᾽ al-Dīn al-Samarqandī and one ghazal by Riyāḍī Samarqandī
Title: One ghazal and part of a second one
1.8. ff. 29r.-44v.
Title: Extracts from the dīvān of Ḥāfiẓ
Incipit: بيا كه ترک فلک خوان روزه غارت کرد هلال عید بدور قدح اشارت کرد
Explicit: ای قصه بهشت زکویت حکایتی شرح جمال حور زرویت روایتی
2.1. ff. 1r.-3r.
Title: Extract from the Sāqīʻnāmah
Title: ساقی نامه
Incipit: بده ساقى آن كيمياى فتوح كه باگنج قارون دهد عمر نوح
2.2. ff. 3v.-4r.
Title: A prayer for the dead in Arabic

Followed by a prayer for success in Arabic.

2.3. ff. 4v.-5r.
Title: صورت نامه نوائي

An account of Mawlānā Būṣīrī in Turkish.

2.4. ff. 5r.-6r.
Title: Scraps of Turkish poetry

Followed by scraps from the satire of Firdawsī فردوسي and a recipe for an electuary in Turkish.

2.5. ff. 6v.-7r.
Author: Various
Title: Poetic verses by Asadī Ṭūsī, ʻAsjadī, Anṣārī and a couplet by Asīrī Lāhījī.
2.6. f. 7r.
Title: Persian couplets and a rubāʿī

Followed by a riddle by Nawā᾽ī concerning Mawlānā Būṣīrī; a Ḥadīth by Necâtı̂ Bey and a sentence in Persian.

2.7. f. 7v.
Title: A verse by Jāmīجامى

Followed by an Arabic rubāʿī, a Ḥadīth and a prayer on seeing the new moon by Ṭalḥah.

2.8. f. 8r.
Title: Moral sayings in Arabic

Followed by two anonymous prayers to be used at a funeral.

2.9. ff. 8v.-10v.
Title: رسالة في رجال الغيب

A treatise in Turkish on Rijāl al-ghayb.

Incipit: الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلوة على محمد وآله اجمعين بلكم اسعدک الله فی الدارین که شیخ المحققین وقطب العارفین شیخ محمد العزی قدس الله سره العزیز رجال الغیب ارواح مقدسک ...
2.10. ff. 11r.-11v.
Title: A prayer in Arabic to Rijāl al-ghayb

Followed by other addresses to Rijāl al-ghayb and two couplets from the Sāqīʻnāmah of Ḥāfiẓ.

2.11. ff. 12r.-13v.
Title: Four verses from a book of moral precepts in Persian.

Followed by a medical prescription in Turkish.

3.1. ff. 1v.-12r.
Author: Anonymous

On the occasion of one of his victories - probably the capture of Belgrade in 1520.

Incipit: الحمد لله الذي نصر أولياءه بعساكر تأييده وقهر أعداءه بزواجر تهديده
Explicit: عليهم سلام الله ما دام عالم وما قام في دار الخلافة آدم برتبتهم ركن السيادة محكم بعزمهم بيت السعادة يحكم
3.2. ff. 12v.-18v.
Title: Qaṣīdah
Incipit: چرخ مردم خوار اگر روز دوم دم پرور است نیست از شفقت مگر پرواری ار لاغر است
3.3. ff. 20v.-24r.
Title: A treatise in Turkish on omens to be deduced from watching the positions assumed by a dog.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Glazed paper sprinkled with gold
Extent: 44+14+24 ff.


Various Arabic and Turkish scripts


ʿUnwān in blue, gold and white


Origin: Undated

Provenance and Acquisition

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on "E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922", and "E.H. Palmer A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, London 1870".


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