Travels of Ali Bey : in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, and Turkey, Between the Years 1803 and 1807, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816 - Africa, North
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Page 379 - ASIA, being the first portion of a General Collection of Voyages and Travels; forming a complete History of the origin and progress of discovery, by Sea and Land, from the earliest ages to the present time. Preceded by an Historical Introduction, and critical Catalogue of Books of Voyages and Travels, and illustrated and adorned with numerous Engravings. By JOHN PINKERTON, Author of " Modern Geography,
Page 379 - The PERSONAL NARRATIVE of M. DE HUMBOLDT'S TRAVELS to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent...
Page 236 - All the sepulchres of the patriarchs are covered with rich carpets of green silk, magnificently embroidered with gold : those of their wives are red, embroidered in like manner. The sultans of Constantinople furnish these carpets, which are renewed from time to time. I counted nine, one over the other, upon the sepulchre of Abraham. The rooms also which contain the tombs are covered with rich carpets. The entrance to them is guarded by iron gates, and wooden doors plated with silver, with bolts and...
Page 218 - Constantinople Christians enter the mosque of St. Sophia, and the other mosques, when they are bearers of a firman granted by the government. But no Mussulman governor dare permit an infidel to pass into the territory of Mecca, or into the temple of Jerusalem. A permission of this kind would be looked upon as a horrid sacrilege ; it would not be respected by the people, and the infidel would become the victim of his imprudent boldness.
Page 61 - ... at a distance, who were desirous to obtain it, they cried out for some of it to drink, and to wash themselves with : the negroes, with cups, and with their hands, threw it in quantities over them. They were civil enough to pass a small pitcher and a cup full of it to me, of which I drank as much as possible, and poured the rest over myself; for although this water is very dirty, it is a benediction of God, and is besides much perfumed with rose water.
Page 82 - El Bir Zemzem, or the Well of Zemzem, is situated fifty-one feet distant to the E. 10 N. of the black stone. It is about seven feet eight inches in diameter, and fifty-six feet deep to the surface of the water.
Page 61 - They also passed a great number of very small brooms, made of the leaves of palm trees, in the same manner. The negroes began to throw the water upon the marble pavement of the Kaaba : they also cast rose water upon it, which, flowing out at a hole under the door, was caught with great avidity by the faithful. But as it did not run out fast enough to satisfy the wants of...
Page 134 - This does not prevent him from acknowledging his mission ; but he pretends that he was no more than another man before God made use of him to communicate his divine word to men, and that when his mission was at an end he became an ordinary mortal. It is on this account that the reformer has forbidden his sectaries to visit the tomb of the Prophet at Medina. When they even speak of it, instead of making use of the form employed by other Mussulmen, namely, Our Lord Mouhhammed," or, Our Lord the...
Page 131 - He pursued his studies at Medina, where he staid several years. Endued with an uncommon mind, he soon learned the minute practices of devotion introduced by the doctors, as also certain superstitious principles, which led him more or less astray from the simplicity of the worship and the morality of the Prophet. These additions, being nothing more than an unnecessary and arbitrary burden to religion, had need of a reform, as they impaired the purity of the revealed text. In consequence of this, he...

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