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 400 - 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 430 - 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 362 - 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 364 - 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 413 - Bell and the Dragon's chaplains were More moderate than these by far : For they (poor knaves) were glad to cheat, To get their wives and children meat ; But these will not be fobb'd off so, They must have wealth and power too ; Or else with blood and desolation They'll tear it out o...
Página 412 - 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 406 - 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 312 - 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 258 - ... called himself, Hafiz. He was a prolific writer and, though of the Mohammedans, he in nowise shared their ideas as regards the grape, and its juice. In fact he considered wine a great blessing and a worthy subject for his pen, as the following selections from some of his many ghazals will amply show : O cup-bearer, fetch me a measure of wine: bring one or two flagons of the pure liquor. Bring the right medicine for all the pains and troubles of love — namely the juice of the grape — for that...
Página 256 - The season of Spring has arrived : endeavour now to be merry and gay while thou art able ; for the roses will blow again and again, after thou art laid under the sod.

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