The History of Arabia: Ancient and Modern ...
Harper & brothers, 1834
... Containing a description of the country, an account of its inhabitants, antiquities, political condition, and early commerce, the life and religion of Mohammed, the conquests, arts and literature of the Saracens, the Caliphs of Damascus, Bagdad, Africa, and Spain, the civil government and religious ceremonies of the modern Arabs, oriign and suppression of the Wahabees, the institutions, character, manners and customs of the Bedouins and a comprehensive view of its natural history.
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Página 88 - And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child, And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
Página 274 - The harmony and copiousness of style will not reach, in a version, the European infidel; he will peruse with impatience the endless incoherent rhapsody of fable, and precept, and declamation, which seldom excites a sentiment or an idea, which sometimes crawls in the dust, and is sometimes...
Página 228 - is the key of heaven and of hell; a drop of blood shed in the cause of God, a night spent in arms, is of more avail than two months of fasting and prayer; whosoever falls in battle, his sins are forgiven; at the day of judgment his wounds shall be resplendent as vermilion, and odoriferous as musk; and the loss of his limbs shall be supplied by the wings of angels and cherubim.
Página 156 - Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.
Página 149 - And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
Página 284 - Sirat. which they say is laid over the midst of hell, and described to be finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword...
Página 156 - Syria was thy merchant By reason of the multitude of the wares of thy making : They occupied in thy fairs With emeralds, purple, and broidered work, And fine linen, and coral and agate.
Página iii - History of Arabia, Ancient and Modern. Containing' a Description of the Country — an Account of its Inhabitants, Antiquities, Political Condition. and early Commerce — the Life and Religion of Mohammed— the Conquests, Arts, and Literature of the Saracens — the Caliphs of Damascus, Bagdad, Africa, and Spain — the Civil Government and Religious Ceremonies of the Modern Arabs — Origin and Suppression of the Wahabees — the Institutions, Character, Manners, and Customs of the Bedouins —...