Giafar Al Barmeki: A Tale of the Court of Haroun Al Raschid ...

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Harper & Brothers, 1836

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Page 161 - Clasp me a little longer, on the brink Of fate ! while I can feel thy dear caress ; And, when this heart hath ceased to beat — oh! think, And let it mitigate thy woe's excess, That thou hast been to me all tenderness, And friend to more than human friendship just Oh ! by that retrospect of happiness, And by the hopes of an immortal trust, God shall assuage thy pangs — when I am laid in dust ! xxx.
Page 143 - WE watched her breathing through the night, Her breathing soft and low, As in her breast the wave of life Kept heaving to and fro. So silently we seemed to speak, So slowly moved about, As we had lent her half our powers To eke her living out. Our very hopes belied our fears, Our fears our hopes belied — We thought her dying when she slept, And sleeping when she died.
Page 10 - Anon permit the basest clouds to ride With ugly rack on his celestial face, And from the forlorn world his visage hide, Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace: Even so my sun one early morn did shine, With all triumphant splendour on my brow; But out!
Page 101 - Lord shall give thee a reward, wherewith thou shalt be well pleased. Did he not find thee an orphan, and hath he not taken care of thee ? and did he not find thee wandering in error, and hath he not guided thee into the truth ? and did he not find thee needy, and hath he not enriched thee ? wherefore, oppress not the orphan, neither repulse the beggar ; but declare the goodness of thy Lord.
Page 56 - When we were parted? oh ! could'st thou but know " With what a deep devotedness of woe " I wept thy absence — o'er and o'er again " Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain, " And memory, like a drop that, night and day, " Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away.
Page 189 - God save him!' no joyful tongue gave him his welcome home : but dust was thrown upon his sacred head; which with such gentle sorrow he shook off, his face still combating with tears and smiles, the badges of his grief and patience, that had not God, for some strong purpose...
Page 1 - But were it not that Time their troubler is, All that in this delightfull Gardin growes Should happy bee, and have immortall blis...
Page 153 - Verily we sent down the Koran in the night of al Kadr.1 And what shall make thee understand how excellent the night or al Kadr is ? The night of al Kadr is better than a thousand months. Therein do the angels descend, and the spirit Gabriel also, by the permission of their Lord, with his decrees concerning every matter. It is peace, until the rising of the morn.
Page 210 - Mohammedans have a tradition that the angel who notes a man's good actions has the command over him who notes his evil actions ; and that when a man does a good action, the angel of the right hand writes it down ten times, and when he commits an ill action, the same angel says to the angel of the left hand, Forbear telling it down for teve* hours ; peradventure he may pray, or may ask pardon...

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