A Journal of Two Years' Travel in Persia, Ceylon, Etc, Volumen1

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W.H. Allen and Company, 1857

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Página 360 - A countless multitude ; Syrian, Moor, Saracen, Greek renegade, Persian, and Copt, and Tartar, in one bond Of erring faith conjoined — strong in the youth And heat of zeal — a dreadful brotherhood...
Página 396 - Much of the soul they talk, but all awry, And in themselves seek virtue, and to themselves All glory arrogate, to God give none; Rather accuse him under usual names, Fortune and Fate, as one regardless quite Of mortal things.
Página 408 - From whom the institution came, When Church and State they set on flame, And worn by them as badges then Of Spiritual Warfaring-men) Judge rightly if Regeneration Be of the newest cut in fashion : Sure 'tis an orthodox opinion, That Grace is founded in dominion.
Página 402 - It is the heaviest stone that melancholy can throw at a man, to tell him that he is at the end of his nature; or that there is no further state to come, unto which this seems progressional, and otherwise made in vain...
Página 426 - There's a bower of roses by Bendemeer's stream, And the nightingale sings round it all the day long ; In the time of my childhood 'twas like a sweet dream, To sit in the roses and hear the bird's song.
Página 308 - Persian ink never loses its color and lustre. I have in my possession some MSS. written more than four centuries ago — the paper has turned dingy and dark, but the writing is as clear and brilliant as if it had been executed yesterday. This ink, though not impaired by age, is easily injured by damp, and may be completely blotted out by a wet finger.
Página 358 - In the exercise of political government he was compelled to abate of the stern rigour of fanaticism, to comply in some measure with the prejudices and passions of his followers, and to employ even the vices of mankind as the instruments of their salvation. The use of fraud and perfidy, of cruelty and injustice, were often subservient to the propagation of the faith...
Página 308 - A passage in a Persian author which they are unable to comprehend, they make no scruple of altering the original text to suit their own fancy or limited knowledge. When a work thus garbled is put into the hands of an ignorant copyist, one may imagine what a mutilated production will be the result of his labours. I have rarely seen a copy of any well-known Persian work, written in India, which did not abound, in almost every page, with the grossest mistakes. .... Persian ink never loses its colour...
Página 257 - ... while thou art able ; for the roses will blow again and again, after thou art laid under the sod. V. Bring the right medicine for all the pains and troubles of love — namely, the juice of the grape — for that is the true panacea for all ills that beset both the young and the old. VI. When Hafiz has become fairly intoxicated, he cares not a barleycorn for the whole Empire of the Cyruses. VII. At early dawn I walked forth into the garden to pluck a rose, when suddenly the plaintive voice of...

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