The Life of Sir Richard Burton

by

Thomas Wright


Table of Contents

    Preface.

    Chapter I
    19th March 1821-October 1840
    Childhood and Youth

  1. Torquay and Elstree.
  2. Tours and Elstree.
  3. Death of Richard Baker, 16th September 1824.
  4. At School, Richmond, 1829.
  5. The Continent Again.
  6. Chapter II
    October 1840-April 1842
    Oxford

  7. Trinity College, October 1840.
  8. Expelled, April 1842.
  9. Chapter III
    April 1842-20th February 1847
    Sind

  10. To Bombay, 18th June 1842.
  11. Baroda. The Bubu.
  12. Karachi. Love of Disguise.
  13. A Dangerous Mission, 1845.
  14. The Persian Beauty.
  15. A Simian Dictionary.
  16. Duality.
  17. Chapter IV
    20th February 1847-1849
    Under the Spell of Camoens

  18. Goa and Camoens.
  19. “Would you a Sufi be?”
  20. Letter to Sarah Burton, 14th Nov. 1848.
  21. Allahdad.
  22. Chapter V
    1849 to 3rd April, 1853
    Chiefly Boulogne

  23. A Motto from Ariosto.
  24. Isabel Arundell & “My Dear Louisa.” 1851.
  25. Forster FitzGerald Arbuthnot 1853.
  26. Chapter VI
    3rd April 1853 to 29th October 1854
    Pilgrimage to Mecca

  27. The Man Wants to Wander.
  28. Haji Wali, 1853.
  29. The Pilgrim Ship, 6th July 1853.
  30. Medina.
  31. Mecca.
  32. Burton’s Delight in Shocking.
  33. El Islam.
  34. Chapter VII
    29th October 1854—9th February 1855
    To Harar

  35. At Aden. The Arabian Nights. Oct. 1854.
  36. From Zeila to Harar, 27th November 1854 to 2nd January 1855.
  37. At Harar.
  38. From Harar to Berbera. 13th Jan. 1855-5th Feb. 1855.
  39. The Fight at Berbera, 22nd April, 1855.
  40. Chapter VIII
    9th February 1855-October 1856
    The Crimea

  41. The Crimea.
  42. Engaged to Isabel Arundell, August 1856.
  43. Chapter IX
    December 1856-21st May 1859
    The unveiling of Isis

  44. To Fuga. January to March 1857.
  45. Zanzibar to Tanganyika, 26th June 1857 to 26th May 1858.
  46. The Return Journey, 26th May 1858 to 13th February 1859.
  47. Chapter X
    22nd January 1861-to August 1861
    Mormons and Marriage

  48. We rushed into each other’s arms. 22nd May, 1860.
  49. Brigham Young. April 1860 to November 1860.
  50. Marriage. 22nd January 1861.
  51. At Lord Houghton’s.
  52. Chapter XI
    August 1861-November 1863
    Fernando Po

  53. African Gold.
  54. Anecdotes.
  55. Fans and Gorillas.
  56. The Anthropological Society, 6th Jan. 1863.
  57. Chapter XII
    29th November 1863 to 15th September 1865
    Gelele

  58. Whydah and its Deity. 29th November 1863.
  59. The Amazons.
  60. “The Customs.”
  61. Death of Speke, 15th September 1864.
  62. Chapter XIII
    September 1865-October 1869
    Santos: Burton’s Second Consulate

  63. To Santos.
  64. Aubertin. Death of Steinhauser, 27th July 1866.
  65. The Facetious Cannibals.
  66. Down the Sao Francisco.
  67. In Paraguay. August 15th to September 15th 1868. April 4th to April 18th 1869.
  68. Chapter XIV
    October 1869-16th August 1871
    “Emperor and Empress of Damascus.”

  69. Archbishop Manning and the Odd Fish.
  70. 3rd Consulate, Damascus.
  71. Jane Digby el Mezrab.
  72. To Tadmor.
  73. Palmer and Drake. 11th July 1870.
  74. Khamoor.
  75. The Shazlis.
  76. The Recall. 16th August 1871.
  77. Chapter XV
    16th August 1871-4th June 1872

  78. With Sir H. Stisted at Norwood. August 1871.
  79. Reduced to 15.
  80. An Orgie at Lady Alford’s. 2nd November 1871.
  81. The Tichborne Trial.
  82. Khamoor at the Theatre.
  83. Chapter XVI
    4th June 1872-24th October 1872
    In Iceland

  84. In Edinburgh Again, 4th June 1872.
  85. Wardour Castle, 5th July 1872.
  86. St. George and Frederick Burton.
  87. At the Athenaeum.
  88. Jane Digby Again.
  89. His Book on Zanzibar.
  90. Chapter XVII
    24th October 1872-12th May 1875
    Trieste

  91. Burton at Trieste, 24th October 1872.
  92. At the Vienna Exhibition, 1873.
  93. A Visit from Drake, June 1873.
  94. Khamoor returns to Syria, 4th December 1874.
  95. Chapter XVIII
    12th May 1875-18th June 1876
    The Trip to India

  96. Visit to England, 12th May 1875.
  97. Tonic Bitters.
  98. A Trip to India, December 1875, 18th June 1876.
  99. Arbuthnot Again. Rehatsek.
  100. In Sind.
  101. Golconda.
  102. Chapter XIX
    18th June 1876-31st March 1877
    Colonel Gordon

  103. Ariosto.
  104. Death of Rashid Pasha, 24th June 1876.
  105. Colonel Gordon 1877.
  106. Jane Digby the Second.
  107. The Old Baronetcy. 18th January 1877.
  108. Chapter XX
    31st March 1877 to 27th December 1879
    Midian

  109. “The New Joseph.” 31st March 1877-21st April 1877. 19th October 1877-20th April 1878.
  110. More Advice to “Lazybones.” 8th May 1877.
  111. Haji Wali Again.
  112. Graffiti.
  113. Letter to Sir Henry Gordon, 4th July 1878.
  114. Death of Maria Stisted, 12th November 1878.
  115. Burton’s “Six Senses.”
  116. Still thinking of Midian. April-December 1879.
  117. Chapter XXI
    27th December 1879-August 1881
    Camoens

  118. The Lusiads.
  119. At Ober Ammergau, August 1880.
  120. Mrs. Burton’s Advice to Novelists. 4th September 1880.
  121. The Kasidah, 1880.
  122. Lisa.
  123. Chapter XXII
    August 1881-May 1882
    John Payne

  124. With Cameron at Venice, August 1881.
  125. John Payne, November 1881.
  126. To the Gold Coast, 25th November 1881-20th May 1882.
  127. Chapter XXIII
    20th May 1882-July 1883
    The Meeting of Burton and Payne

  128. Mrs. Grundy begins to roar. May 1882.
  129. The Search for Palmer, October 1882.
  130. Chapter XXIV
    July 1883-November 1883
    The Palazzone

  131. Anecdotes of Burton.
  132. Burton and Mrs. Disraeli.
  133. “I am an Old English Catholic.”
  134. Burton begins his Translation, April 1884.
  135. The Battle over the Nights.
  136. Completion of Mr. Payne’s Translation.
  137. Chapter XXV
    1883 to May 1885
    The Kama Shastra Society

  138. The Azure Apollo.
  139. The Kama Sutra.
  140. Chapter XXVI
    The Ananga Ranga or Lila Shastra

  141. The Ananga Ranga.[386]
  142. The Beharistan, 1887.
  143. The Gulistan, 1888.
  144. The Nigaristan.
  145. Letters to Payne, 19th January 1884.
  146. At Sauerbrunn, 12th August 1884.
  147. Burton’s Circulars, September 1884.
  148. The Book of the Sword.
  149. The Lyrics of Camoens, 1884.
  150. More Letters to Payne, 1st October 1884.
  151. Death of Gordon, January 1885.
  152. W. F. Kirby,[401] 25th March 1885.
  153. Chapter XXVII
    May 1885-5th February 1886
    A Glance through “The Arabian Nights”

  154. Slaving at the Athenaeum, May 1885.
  155. A Visit to Mr. Arbuthnot’s.
  156. Dr. Steingass.
  157. Anecdotes.
  158. The Pentameron. Burton and Gladstone.
  159. A Brief Glance through the Nights.
  160. Chapter XXVIII
    The Two Translations Compared

  161. The Blacksmith Who, etc.
  162. Abu al-Hasan.
  163. The Summing Up.
  164. Chapter XXIX
    Burton’s Notes

  165. Burton’s Notes.
  166. The Terminal Essay.
  167. Final Summing up.
  168. Mr. Swinburne on Burton.
  169. Chapter XXX
    21st November 1885-5th June 1886
    K. C. M. G.

  170. In Morocco, 21st November 1885.
  171. K.C.M.G., 5th February 1886.
  172. Burton at 65.
  173. More Anecdotes.
  174. Chapter XXXI
    Burton’s Religion

  175. Burton’s Religion.
  176. Burton as a Writer.
  177. Chapter XXXII
    5th June 1886-15th April 1888
    Burton and Social Questions: Anecdotes

  178. The Population Question.
  179. New Projects.
  180. Mr. A. G. Ellis and Professor Blumhardt. 5th June 1886-5th April 1887.
  181. Dr. Leslie and Dr. Baker: Anecdotes. April 1887.
  182. Three Months at Abbazia. 1st Dec. 1887-5th March 1888.
  183. Chapter XXXIII
    19th March 1888-15th October 1888
    The Last Visit to England

  184. Meeting with Mr. Swinburne and others, 18th July 1888-15th October 1888.
  185. H. W. Ashbee.
  186. A Bacon Causerie.
  187. The Gypsy, August 1888.
  188. The Supplemental Nights. 1st December 1886-1st August 1888.
  189. Comparison.
  190. Chapter XXXIV
    “The Scented Garden”

  191. Nafzawi.
  192. Origin of The Scented Garden.
  193. Contents of The Scented Garden.
  194. Sir Richard Burton’s Translation.
  195. Chapter XXXV
    15th October 1888 to 21st July 1890
    Working at the “Catullus” and “The Scented Garden”

  196. Switzerland 15th October 1888.
  197. Mr. Letchford, August and September 1889.
  198. To Dr. Tuckey.
  199. To Mr. Kirby 15th May 1889.
  200. Tunis and Algiers, November 1889 to March 1890.
  201. Visit of Arbuthnot, Last Letter to Mr. Payne, May 1890.
  202. Chapter XXXVI
    “The Priapeia”

  203. The Priapeia.
  204. Catullus and the Last Trip, July—September 1890.
  205. At Maloja, July 1890.
  206. The Golden Ass.
  207. Chapter XXXVII
    Death of Sir Richard Burton

  208. Death. 20th October 1890.
  209. Chapter XXXVIII
    20th October 1890-December 1890
    The Fate of “The Scented Garden”

  210. The Fate of The Scented Garden.
  211. Discrepancies in Lady Burton’s Story.
  212. The Fate of the Catullus.
  213. Lisa Departs, November 1890.
  214. Chapter XXXIX
    January 1891 to July 1891
    Lady Burton in England

  215. Lady Burton in England.
  216. The Funeral at Mortlake, 15th June 1891.
  217. The Scented Garden Storm, June 1891.
  218. Chapter XL
    July 1891-December 1893
    O Tomb, O Tomb!

  219. A Letter to Miss Stisted.
  220. The writing of the Life August 1892-March 1893.
  221. The Library Edition of The Nights 1894.
  222. Chapter XLI
    Death of Lady Burton

  223. Lady Burton at Eastbourne.
  224. Death of Lady Burton, 22nd Mar. 1896.
  225. Miss Stisted’s “True Life.”
  226. Mr. Wilkins’s Work, 1897.
  227. Burton’s Friends.

Appendices

  1. Bibliography of Richard Burton
  2. List of works included in the “Memorial Edition” of Burton’s works.
  3. List of Biographies of Sir Richard Burton and Lady Burton.
  4. Extracts relating to Burton
  5. Bibliography of Foster FitzGerald Arbuthnot
  6. Bibliography of F. Steingass
  7. Bibliography of John Payne711
  8. Notes on Rehatsek’s Translation of the Beharistan
  9. Notes on the Nigaristan and Other Unpublished Translations by Rehatsek, Presented to the Royal Asiatic Society by F. F. Arbuthnot.
  10. W. F. Kirby

Footnotes


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