Note 071
From Chapter 50 of the Decline & Fall

The count de Boulainvilliers (Vie de Mahomet, p. 202 - 228) leads his Arabian pupil, like the Telemachus of Fenelon, or the Cyrus of Ramsay. His journey to the court of Persia is probably a fiction nor can I trace the origin of his exclamation, "Les Grecs sont pour tant des hommes". The two Syrian journeys are expressed by almost all the Arabian writers, both Mahometans and Christians (Gagnier Abulfed. p. 10.) .

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