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Abla Abla's Absians Amarah Amriolkais Amru Antar Arabian literature Arabic Poetry arms assailed attack Bakr Banu Banu Bakr battle beauty beloved blood bower breast bright brother camels chief Chosroe clan clouds composed couplet coursers damsels dark death descendants desert draught drink eclogues el-Harith enemies eyes fair father favour fear feast fierce flowing foes gave glory goblet hand Hareth Harim head heart hemistichs herd hero hills horse horsemen Imra'u-'l-Qays javelins Khalif King of Hira Kufa Kulthum Layla Lebid Malec Malik mansion mistress morning mother Mu'allaqa Muhammad Muslim neck night noble old Arabs ostrich pagan panegyric pass passion Persian plain poem poet poetical praise prince Qasida Qur'an raised robe Rostam round satrap scimitar Shiboob slain slave sons soon spear sword Taglib Tarafa tears tent thee thine thou hast translation valour veil verses warriors Wegera wild wine wound Yemen young youth Zoheir Zuhayr
Page 452 - I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.
Page 457 - There is no woman's sides Can bide the beating of so strong a passion As love doth give my heart: no woman's heart So big, to hold so much ; they lack retention. Alas, their love may be called appetite, — No motion of the liver, but the palate, — That suffer surfeit, cloyment, and revolt...
Page 444 - Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield; but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
Page 452 - The adorning thee with so much art Is but a barbarous skill; Tis like the poisoning of a dart, Too apt before to kill.
Page 421 - On parent knees, a naked new-born child Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled ; So live, that sinking in thy last long sleep, Calm thou mayst smile, while all around thee weep.
Page 453 - For at the entrance here I plainly see A line of footsteps printed in the sand. Here are the fresh impressions of her feet; Their well-known outline faintly marked in front, More deeply towards the heel; betokening The graceful undulation of her gait.
Page 128 - Mortal joys, however pure, Soon their turbid source betray; Mortal bliss, however sure, Soon must totter and decay. Ye who now, with footsteps keen, Range through hope's delusive field, Tell us what the smiling scene To your ardent grasp can yield ? Other youths have oft before Deemed their joys would never fade, Till themselves were seen no more Swept into oblivion's shade.
Page 378 - Look not mournfully into the Past : it returns no more. Wisely improve the Present ; and go forth into the shadowy Future without fear, and with a manly heart.
Page 450 - I view her now! long weeping swells her eyes, And those dear lips are dried by parching sighs ; Sad on her hand her pallid cheek declines, And half unseen through veiling tresses shines ; As when a darkling night the moon enshrouds, A few faint rays break straggling through the Clouds.