Mahomet and His Successors, Volume 9 (Google eBook)

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Putnam., 1869 - Islam
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Page 106 - Four things come not back : the spoken word ; the sped arrow ; the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
Page 266 - I will set a strong wall between you and them. Bring me iron in large pieces, until it fill up the space between the two sides of these mountains.
Page 342 - He accepted the conditions, and joined two other Karigites, called Derwan and Shabib, with him in the enterprise. They stationed themselves in the mosque to await the coming of the Caliph. Ali had recently been afflicted with one of his fits of despondency, and had uttered ejaculations which were afterwards considered presages of his impending fate. In one of his melancholy moods he exclaimed, with a heavy sigh, "Alas, my heart! there is need of patience, for there is no remedy against death ! "...

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