Alexander Ross, The Alcoran of Mahomet, translated out of Arabick into French, by the Sieur Du Ryer, Lord of Malezair, and resident for the French king, at Alexandria. And newly Englished, for the satisfaction of all that desire to look into the Turkish vanities. (1649)

A needfull Caveat or Admonition for them who desire to know what use may be made of, or if there be danger in reading the Alcoran, by Alexander Ross.

Good Reader, the great Arabian Impostor now at last after a thousand years, is by the way of France arrived in England, & his Alcoran, or gallimaufry of Errors, (a Brat as deformed as the Parent, and as full of heresies, as his scald head was of scurffe) hath learned to speak English. I suppose this piece is exposed by the Translator to the publick view, no otherwise then some Monster brought out of Afria, for people to gaze, not to dote upon; and as the fight of a Monster or mishapen creature should induce the beholder ro praise God, Who hath not made him such; so should the reading of this Alcoran excite us both to bless Gods goodness towards us in this Land, who enjoy the glorious light of the Gospel, and behold the truth in the beauty of holiness; as also to admire Gods Judgments, Who suffers so many Countreys to be blinded and enslaved with this mishapen issue of Mahomets brain, being brought forth by the help of no other Midwifery then of a Jew and a Nestorian, making use of a tame Pigeon (which he had taught to pick corn out of his Ears) instead of the holy Ghost, and causing silly people to believe, that in his falling sickness (to which he was much subject) he had conference with the Angel Gabriel.

I know the publishing of the Alcoran may be to some dangerous and scandalous, dangerous to the Reader, scandalous to the higher powers,

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Alexander Ross, The Alcoran of Mahomet, translated out of Arabick into French, by the Sieur Du Ryer, Lord of Malezair, and resident for the French king, at Alexandria. And newly Englished, for the satisfaction of all that desire to look into the Turkish vanities., London, Printed, Anno Dom., Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 26 Sep. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/alexander-ross/1649?page=430