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Richard Francis Burton
The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night (1885) When it was the Three Hundred and Sixtieth Night, footnote

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Born: March 19, 1821

Died: October 20, 1890 (aged 69)

Nationality: Welsh

Occupation: Explorer

Bio: Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures.

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We sacrifice to dress, till household joys And comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry, And keeps our larder clean; puts out our fires, And introduces hunger, frost and woe, Where peace and hospitality might reign. Dress changes the manners.

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