The Garden Guide

Book: Journey and Embassy to Samarkand
Chapter: Vii. The City of Samarkand

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The mosque which the lord caused to be built, in honour of the mother of his wife Cano, was the most respected in the city. When it was finished, he thought the entrance was too low, so he ordered the building to be pulled down; and that it might be sooner rebuilt, he took charge of one part himself, and ordered his Meerzas to watch over the other. At this time he was infirm, and could neither go about on foot, nor on horseback, but only in a litter, in which he came every day, and remained for some time. This work, as well as the work of the new street, was stopped when the snows began to fall.