Note 013
From Chapter 52 of the Decline & Fall

See the article of Omar Ben Abdalaziz, in the Bibliotheque Orientale (p. 689, 690), praeferens, says Elmacin (p. 91), religionem suam rebus suis mundanis. He was so desirous of being with God, that he would not have anointed his ear (his own saying) to obtain a perfect cure of his last malady. The caliph had only one shirt, and in an age of luxury, his annual expense was no more than two drachms (Abulpharagius, p. 131). Haud diu gavisus eo principe fuit urbis Muslemus (Abulfeda, p. 127) .

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