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Surprisingly good. The verse isn't anything to write home about, but there's an enjoyable story in there; kind of an Arabian Nights thing with a splash of Conan the Barbarian. Read full review
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Abdaldar Algiers Allah Almanzor Angels Arabian Arabs arrows art thou Aswad Babylon Bagdad beautiful Bedouins beheld birds bitumen body buried burning Caliph called Camel cave cloud colour cried dark dead death desert Dromedary earth Eblis Euphrates exclaim'd eyes father fear feet fire fruit Genii glory gold hand Hand of Glory Haruth and Maruth hath head heard heart Heaven Hirah Hodeirah horse Houd hour houses Khawla Koran light Lobaba locusts look'd Lord Mahommed Mare matrass Mecca Moath Mohareb Mosque Mosul mountain nest never night o'er Oneiza palace palm Persia poison prayer Prophet Pyramid rain rais'd Ring round ruins sand shade Shedad Sorcerer soul spake spell Spirit stone stood taste the pain tent Thalaba thee thing thou hast tower traveller trees Turks voice wind wings wonderful youth Zeinab Zohak
Page 3 - How beautiful is night! A dewy freshness fills the silent air ; No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, Breaks the serene of heaven : In full-orb'd glory yonder Moon divine Rolls through the dark blue depths. Beneath her steady ray The desert-circle spreads, Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky. How beautiful is night ! 2.
Page 134 - My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away; '" which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid. " What time they wax warm, they vanish; when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
Page 149 - In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, the chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, the bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs...
Page 257 - Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and Satyrs shall dance there.
Page 203 - And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
Page 215 - They retired from us with a wind at south-east, leaving an impression upon my mind to which I can give no name, though surely one ingredient in it was fear, with a considerable deal of wonder and astonishment.
Page 129 - And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men ; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha : and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha. he revived, and stood up on his feet.
Page 252 - I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water; and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.
Page 209 - I found my horse devouring the stubble and brushwood with great avidity; and as I was now too faint to attempt walking, and my horse too much fatigued to carry me I thought it but an act of humanity, and perhaps the last I should ever have it in my power to perform, to take off his bridle and let him shift for himself, in...
Page 215 - We were here at once surprised and terrified by a sight surely one of the most magnificent in the world. In that vast expanse of desert, from W. and to NW of us, we saw a number of prodigious pillars of sand at different distances, at times moving with great celerity, at others stalking on with a majestic slowness; at intervals we thought they were coming in a very few minutes to overwhelm us; and small quantities of sand, did actually more than once reach us. Again they would retreat so as to be...