23 July 2020 An Arabic Poem for an English King: Edward Pococke’s Verses to Charles II

From memorients.com: [. . .] The sole Arabic poem of the collection was written by Edward Pococke (1604-1691), England’s eminent Arabic scholar of the seventeenth century and holder of the first Chair of Arabic at the university. Pococke’s years abroad as chaplain for the Levant Company in Aleppo, and later as the personal chaplain of the English ambassador at Constantinople, had furnished him with an expert grasp of the Arabic language. click here