Walks in Algiers and Its Surrounding

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Daldy, Isbister & Company, 1878 - 12 pages

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Page 186 - In his last illness, a friend going to visit him found him in tears, and asking him the reason of it, he answered, "How should I not weep? and who has more reason to weep than I? Would to GOD that for every question decided by me according to my own opinion, I had received so many stripes! then would my accounts be easier. Would to GOD I had never given any decision of my...
Page 189 - Mahometanism paves the way for a purer faith. No system could have been devised with more consummate skill for shutting out the nations over which it has sway from the light of truth. Idolatrous Arabia — judging from the analogy of other nations — might have been aroused to spiritual life, and to the adoption of the faith of Jesus; Mahometan Arabia is, to the human eye, sealed against the benign influences of the Gospel.
Page 108 - Vessels in the Mediterranean. In consideration of the deep interest manifested by His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of England, for the termination of Christian slavery, His Highness the Dey of Algiers, in token of his sincere desire to maintain inviolable his friendly relations with Great Britain, and to manifest his amicable disposition and high respect towards the powers of Europe, declares that, in the event of future...
Page 108 - Power, not any of the prisoners shall be consigned to slavery, but treated with all humanity as prisoners of war until regularly exchanged, according to European practice in like cases, and at the termination of hostilities they shall be restored to their respective countries without ransom ; and the practice of condemning Christian prisoners of war to slavery is hereby formally and for ever renounced.
Page 185 - PRAISE be to God, the Lord of all creatures, the most merciful, the king of the day of judgment. Thee do we worship, and of thee do we beg assistance. Direct us in the right way, in the way of those to whom thou hast been gracious ; not of those against whom thou art incensed, nor of those who go astray...
Page 8 - ... easy journey of London. Whatever a climate can do for a sick person, Algiers ought to accomplish, but it cannot work a miracle. Dr. Jackson, in his Medical Climatology, justly remarks : " As a resort from the inclement seasons of Northern Europe, for persons threatened with pulmonary consumption, Algiers is deservedly in good reputation. The climate is far from being of a relaxing character ; on the contrary, it combines with its usual mildness and equability, a decidedly bracing and tonic influence....
Page 189 - That a brighter day will yet dawn on these countries we may not doubt ; but the history of the past and the condition of the present is not the less true and sad. The sword of Mahomet, and the Coran, are the most stubborn enemies of Civilisation, Liberty, and Truth, which the world has yet known.
Page 319 - No daintie flowre or herbe that growes on grownd, No arborett with painted blossoms drest And smelling sweete, but there it might be fownd To bud out faire, and throwe her sweete smels al arownd.
Page 188 - ... the Peninsula. Idolatry vanished before the battle-cry of Islam ; the doctrine of the unity and infinite perfections of God, and of a special all-pervading Providence, became a living principle in the hearts and lives of the followers of Mahomet, even as it had in his own. An absolute surrender and submission to the divine will (the very name of Islam) was demanded as the first requirement of the religion. Nor are social virtues wanting. Brotherly love is inculcated...
Page 93 - ... mourning and desolation ; while their general state of filth is not to be conceived. Some of these wretched beings are destined to make ropes and sails for the squadron: these are constantly superintended by keepers, who, carry whips ; and frequently extort money from their victims, as the price of somewhat less rigour in the execution of their duty ; others belong to the...

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