Prize Essay on the Reciprocal Influence of European and Muhammadan Civilization : During the Period of the Khalifs and at the Present Time

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Education Society's Press, 1877 - Civilization - 153 pages
 

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Page 104 - Our attention should now be directed to a consideration, if possible, still more important, and one which has been hitherto, we are bound to admit, too much neglected ; namely, how useful and practical knowledge, suited to every station in life, may be best conveyed to the great mass of the people...
Page 104 - ... who are utterly incapable of obtaining any education worthy of the name by their own unaided efforts ; and we desire to see the active measures of Government more especially directed, for the future, to this object, for the attainment of which we are ready to sanction a considerable increase of expenditure.* 42.
Page 75 - ... in the presence of a great concourse of people, took up a considerable quantity of burning coals, which she held in her clothes, and applied to her breasts, without the least hurt to her person or...
Page 122 - On that day men shall go forward in distinct classes, that they may behold their works. And whoever shall have wrought good of the weight of an ant, shall behold the same.
Page 78 - The sails of these vessels are made of cane-reeds, woven together like a mat ; which when they put into port, they leave standing in the wind. In some of these vessels there will be employed a thousand men, six hundred of these sailors, and four hundred soldiers.
Page 104 - We look forward to the time when any general system of education entirely provided by Government may be discontinued, with the gradual advance of the system of grants in aid, and when many of the existing Government institutions, especially those of the higher order, may be safely closed, or ^ transferred to the management of local bodies under the control of, and aided by, the State.
Page 74 - ... otherwise he was punished as guilty. The first account we have of Christians appealing to this kind of trial as a proof of their innocence, is that of Simplicius, bishop of Autun, who lived in the fourth century. This prelate, as the story goes, before his promotion to the episcopal order, had married a wife who loved him tenderly, and who, unwilling to quit him after his advancement, continued to sleep in the same chamber with her spouse.
Page 46 - ... basins of different shapes, made of the purest gold, the finest silver, or plated brass, as well as into vast lakes, curious tanks, amazing reservoirs and fountains of Grecian marble beautifully carved. In this place, too, was an astonishing jet d'eau which raised the water to a considerable height, and the like of which was nowhere to be seen in the Bast or West.
Page 75 - ... with Alwyn, Bishop of Winchester. The first account we have of the appeal of Christians to the " Fire Ordeal," as a proof of their innocence, is that of Simplicius, Bishop of Autun, who lived in the fourth century. This prelate, as the story is related, before his promotion to the episcopal order, had married a wife, who loved him tenderly, and who, unwilling to quit him after his advancement, continued to sleep in the same chamber with him. The sanctity of Simplicius suffered, at least in the...
Page 98 - ... and slicing ; or should there be any it is very trifling ; and in that case, the operator is considered inexpert. The wound is healed by the application of a little spittle ; for at the time of becoming fuqeers, the moorshud takes a small quantity of his own spittle, and applying it to their tongues, says, " Wield " without apprehension the goorz upon yourself; and if cut, apply " a little of your spittle to the wound and it will quickly heal, by " the influence of Syed Ahmud Kubeer.

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