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Syair Dagang Berjual-beli
Mal.-Pol. 91 & Mal.-Pol. 96, Bibliothèque nationale, Paris.
text: 1830; manuscripts: 1835.
text: Singapore, composed by Tuan Siami; manuscripts: Malacca,
Mal.-Pol. 91 was copied out by Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir Munsyi for T.J. Newbold.
1065 words, comprising 224 verses.
to the stanzas (1-56) of the text (also indicated in Muhammad Haji Salleh's printed edition).
- Editorial notes
- MS 96 is a copy of MS 91, which is now defective. The text presented here follows Mal.-Pol. 91 until it breaks off at 32b, after which it follows Mal.-Pol. 96. Variants between the manuscripts, and with MHS are mentioned in the notes.
- Muhammad Haji Salleh (ed.), Syair tantangan Singapura abad kesembilan belas, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1994.
- Ian Proudfoot, “Abdullah vs Siami: Early Malay Verdicts on British Justice”, Journal of the Malaysian Branch, Royal Asiatic Society, 80.1 (June 2007): 1-16.
- Added: 1998
- The text was transcribed by Ian Proudfoot in Paris in 1982, and later checked and corrected against the printed edition of Muhammad Haji Salleh.