or risings-up. Though it has not Divine authority so that a man obeys it of necessity, still good rules of conduct must be obeyed by whom-soever they are left; just in the same way that, if a forefather have done ill, his ill must be changed for good.
After the meal I rode from the Mlrza's camp some 2 miles to our own dismounting-place.
(/. Bdbur claims due respect!)
At my second visit Badl'u'z-zaman Mirza shewed me less respect than at my first. I therefore had it said to Muh. Baranduq Beg and to Zu'n-nun Beg that, small though my age was (aet. 24), my place of honour was large ; that I had seated myself twice on the throne of our forefathers in Samarkand by blow straight-dealt ; and that to be laggard in shewing me respect was unreasonable, since it was for this (Tlmurid) dynasty's sake I had thus fought and striven with that alien foe. This said, and as it was reasonable, they admitted their mistake at once and shewed the respect claimed.
(g. Bdbur's temperance?)
There was a wine-party (chaghir-majlisi) once when I went after the Mid-day Prayer to Badl'u'z-zaman Mlrza's presence. At that time I drank no wine. The party was altogether elegant ; every sort of relish to wine (gazak) was set out on the napery, with brochettes of fowl and goose, and all sorts of viands. The Mlrza's entertainments were much renowned ; truly was this one free from the pang of thirst (In g/ia/f), reposeful and tranquil. I was at two or three of his wine-parties while we were on the bank of the Murgh-ab; once it was known I did not drink, no pressure to do so was put on me.
I went to one wine-party of Muzaffar Mlrza's. Husain of All Jalair and Mir Badr were both there, they being in his service. When Mir Badr had had enough (kaifiyaf), he danced, and danced well what seemed to be his own invention.
(h. Comments on the Mlrzas.)
Three months it took the Mlrzas to get out of Herl, agree amongst themselves, collect troops, and reach Murgh-ab.