The Ansayrii, (or Assassins,): With Travels in the Further East, in 1850-51. Including a Visit to Ninevah, Volume 1

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R. Bentley, 1851
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Page 69 - Meantime I seek no sympathies, nor need ; The thorns which I have reap'd are of the tree I planted : they have torn me, and I bleed : I should have known what fruit would spring from such a seed.
Page 154 - The medal, faithful to its charge of fame, Through climes and ages bears each form and name : In one short view, subjected to our eye, Gods, emperors, heroes, sages, beauties, lie.
Page 221 - And say besides, that in Aleppo once, Where a malignant and a turban'd Turk Beat a Venetian and traduced the state, I took by the throat the circumcised dog, And smote him, thus.
Page 125 - ... ought, if you can, to go on the first and hold back the bough of the rose-tree. And through this wilderness there tumbles a loud rushing stream, which is halted at last in the lowest corner of the garden, and there tossed up in a fountain by the side of the simple alcove. This is all. Never for an instant will the people of Damascus attempt to separate the idea of bliss from these wild gardens and rushing waters.
Page 184 - See the wild waste of all-devouring years! How Rome her own sad sepulchre appears, With nodding arches, broken temples spread! The very tombs now vanished like their dead!
Page 354 - And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing mill be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Page 55 - Of those who have made a schism in their religion, and are divided into various sects, every sect rejoice in their own opinion.
Page 224 - Go to her tomb and there thou wilt find a weed. Pluck it, place it in a reed, and inhale the smoke as you put fire to it. This will be to you wife and mother, father and brother, and, above all, will be a wise counsellor and teach thy soul wisdom and thy spirit joy.
Page 214 - That in the latter days there should be men who should bear the name of Moslems, but should not be really such; and that they should smoke a certain weed, which should be called TOBACCO." However, the eastern nations are generally so addicted to both, that they say, "A dish of coffee and a pipe of tobacco are a complete entertainment;" and the Persians have a proverb that coffee without tobacco...
Page 55 - Be constant in prayer, and give alms ; and what good ye have sent before for your souls, ye shall find it with God; surely God seeth that which ye do.

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