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Sir Richard Burton   /sər rˈɪtʃərd bˈərtən/   Listen
Sir Richard Burton

English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890).  Synonyms: Burton, Richard Burton, Sir Richard Francis Burton.

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... of stories in frames went on and still goes on. Besides those already mentioned there are the stories of Vikram and the Vampire (Vetala), translated among others by the late Sir Richard Burton, and the seventy stories of a parrot (Suka Saptati.) The whole of this literature was summed up by Somnadeva, c. 1200 A.D. in a huge compilation entitled Katha Sarit Sagara ("Ocean of the Stream of Stories"). Of this work, written in very florid style, Mr. Tawney ...
— Indian Fairy Tales • Collected by Joseph Jacobs

Words linked to "Sir Richard Burton" :   Sir Richard Francis Burton, Richard Burton, adventurer, explorer

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