The Renegade, and Other Poems

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, 1833 - 173 էջ
 

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Էջ 122 - In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun : which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
Էջ 163 - WINTER EVENINGS AT COLLEGE : a Description of the Manners, Customs, Public . Institutions, Religion, and Mysteries, &c. of the Ancient Greeks; a short Account of the State of Modern Greece ; and Reflections on the Revolutions of Empires. By the Rev. B. TH COLE, Rector of Warbleton, Sussex, formerly Scholar of Trin . Coll.
Էջ 115 - ... was introduced into a great hall, or saloon, in which he found his conqueror seated ; and he had reached the centre of this room before the haughty Afghan rose to receive him. Hussein immediately addressed him in the following words : ' Son, since the great Sovereign of the universe does not will that I should reign any longer, and the moment has come which he has appointed for thy ascending the throne of Persia, I resign the empire to thee ; may thy reign be prosperous...
Էջ 115 - ... Hussein immediately addressed him in the following words : ' Son, since the great Sovereign of the universe does not will that I should reign any longer, and the moment has come which he has appointed for thy ascending the throne of Persia, I resign the empire to thee ; may thy reign be prosperous ! ' " After this speech he took the toorah, or royal plume of feathers, from his turban, and gave it to the vizier of Mahmood ; but that prince refused to accept it from any other but the monarch to...
Էջ 116 - XIII. flesh. Men, with their eyes sunk, their countenances livid, and their bodies feeble and emaciated with hunger, were seen in crowds, endeavouring to protract a wretched existence by cutting pieces from the bodies of those who had just expired. In many instances the citizens slew each other; and parents murdered their children to furnish the horrid meal. Some, more virtuous, poisoned themselves and family, that they might escape the guilt of preserving life by such means.
Էջ 118 - Hussein fled to their father for protection. He sheltered them in his arms; but Mahmood advanced, with fury demanded their blood, and struck at one of them with his dagger. The arm of Hussein received the wound; and the Affghan prince, savage as he was, could not but shrink with horror at seeing the blood of a monarch whom he had been accustomed to behold and treat with reverence. This occurrence checked his rage, and he spared the children.
Էջ 124 - I do," said the emperor.—" Irak is admitted, I believe, to be the finest province in that climate, and Isfahan is the first city in Irak. Now Saadut-abad is undoubtedly superior to every other ward in Isfahan, and my house is the best in Saadut-abad.
Էջ 115 - After this speech he took the toorah, or royal plume of feathers, from his turban, and gave it to the vizier of Mahmood ; but that prince refused to accept it from any other but the monarch to whom it belonged. The meek Hussein rose, took it from the minister, and, while his arrogant enemy remained in his seat, he placed the rich emblem of royal power in his turban, and exclaimed, ' Reign in peace ! ' After the usual refreshments had been served, Mahmood deigned for the first time to speak to his...
Էջ 116 - Zainderood was so corrupted with dead bodies, that it was hardly possible to drink its waters. These evils were increased by the cruelty of the Affghans, who put to death, without distinction of age or sex, all who tried to escape from this scene of calamity.
Էջ 127 - In the middle of the mustabee is frequently a small fountain, surrounded by a Mosaic pavement, which, being constantly wetted by the jet d'eau, displays a variety of splendid colours.

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