Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El Medinah and Meccah, Volume 2

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Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857 - 422 pages
 

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Page 26 - When beggars die there are no comets seen ; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.
Page 65 - ... is good sense defaced: Some are bewilder'd in the maze of schools, And some made coxcombs Nature meant but fools. In search of wit these lose their common sense, And then turn critics...
Page 90 - ... love will fly her home. The fugitives must brave every danger, for revenge, at all times the Bedouin's idol, now becomes the lode-star of his existence. But the Arab lover will dare all consequences. " Men have died and the worms have eaten them, but not for love," may be true in the West ; it is false in the East.
Page 324 - Mohammetans, in which is a particular Relation of their Pilgrimage to Mecca, the Place of Mohammet's Birth ; And a Description of Medina, and of his Tomb there. As likewise of Algier and the Country adjacent : And of Alexandria, Grand Cairo, &c. with an Account of the Author's being taken Captive, the Turks' Cruelty to him, and of his Escape.
Page 338 - It was a sight, indeed,' says Pitts, ' able to pierce one's heart, to behold so many thousands in their garments of humility and mortification/ with their naked heads, and cheeks watered with tears, and to hear their grievous sighs and sobs, begging earnestly for the remission of their sins.
Page 228 - Rins through the springs o' that countrie. Syne they came on to a garden green, And she pu'd an apple frae a tree * — " Take this for thy wages, true Thomas ; It will give thee the tongue that can never lie." —
Page 215 - So every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in, and it more fairly dight, With cheerful grace and amiable sight. For, of the soul, the body form doth take, For soul is form, and doth the body make.
Page 226 - In the name of Allah, and Allah is Almighty ! (I do this) in Hatred of the Fiend and to his Shame.
Page 157 - ... smoothed : it looks as if the whole had been broken into many pieces by a violent blow, and then united again. It is very difficult to determine accurately the quality of this stone, which has been worn to its present surface by the millions of touches and kisses it has received. It appeared to me like a lava, containing several small extraneous particles, of a whitish and of a yellowish substance.
Page 337 - I raised my eyes to the curtains surrounding our bed, and to my indescribable emotion saw two large holes cut, the one at the head, and the other at the foot of the place where my dear husband had been sleeping.

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