The Mohaddetyn in the Palace: Nights in the Harem, Or, The Mohaddetyn in the Palace of Ghezire (Google eBook)

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Chapman and Hall, 1867 - Harems
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Page 163 - What are these, So withered, and so wild in their attire; That look not like the inhabitants of earth, And yet are on't?
Page 195 - The holy Nanac on the ground one day, Reclining with his feet toward Mecca, lay; A passing Moslem priest, offended, saw, And naming for the honor of his law, Exclaimed : " Base infidel, thy prayers repeat ! Toward Allah's house how dar'st thou turn thy feet ? " Before the Moslem's shallow accents died, The pious but indignant Nanac cried : " And turn them, if thou canst, toward any spot, Wherein the awful house of God is not...
Page 66 - Negm-ed-Deen, and on the death of his son (with whom terminated the dynasty of the house of Eiyoob) caused herself to be acknowledged as Queen of Egypt, performed the pilgrimage in a magnificent "hodag...
Page 195 - ... in the human breaft. Created creatures are in th' Paradises, The uncreated Maker in the breaft. Rather, O man, want those eight Paradises, Than be without the ninth one in thy breaft. Given to thee are those eight Paradises When thou the ninth one haft within thy breaft. The Unwalled House of God. The holy Nanac on the ground, one day, Reclining, with his feet towards Mecca, lay. A...
Page 217 - It is said that God hath given this tree as a peculiar favour to the Muslims ; that He hath decreed all the date-palms in the world to them, and they have accordingly conquered...
Page 233 - ... surrounding objects. My tormentors seemed to have forgotten me for a moment ; they were busy at one side of the room. I lay in the centre of a large square saloon, incrusted, to the height of five or six feet, with variously coloured marbles ; a series of spouts threw out incessantly streams of steaming water, which, falling on the pavement beneath, glided thence into four basins, like cauldrons, at the four corners of the room. On the surface of the water in these basins was an indefinite number...
Page 235 - I gradually immersed my whole body, and was surprised to find it endurable. My attendants now again took me in hand. They replaced the linen around my waist, bound a shawl on my head, and led me back through the rooms by which I had entered, taking care to add to my covering at each change of atmosphere, until I arrived at the chamber where I was so unceremoniously stripped. Here I found a good carpet and pillow. My turban and girdle were taken off; I was enveloped in a large woollen gown, laid down...
Page 233 - I soon became accustomed to the infernal atmosphere. I prudently took advantage of the gradual return of my faculties, and looked about me. With my other senses, my sight revived ; and, despite the fog, I made out with tolerable accuracy the surrounding objects. My tormentors seemed to have forgotten me for a moment : they were busy at one side of the room. I lay in the centre of a large, square saloon, incrusted, to the height of five or six feet, with variously coloured marbles ; a series of spouts...
Page 217 - Whoso eateth," said the Prophet, "a mouthful of water-melon, God writeth for him a thousand good works, and cancelleth a thousand evil works, and raiseth him a thousand degrees ; for it came from Paradise ;" — and again, " The water-melon is food and drink, acid and alkali, and a support of life,
Page 123 - Roses are announced for sale in the streets of Cairo by the cry of " The rose was a thorn : from the sweat of the Prophet it blossomed !" in allusion to a miracle recorded of Mohammad.

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