Ayesha, the Maid of Kars, Volume 1

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Baudry's European Library, 1834 - Turks in literature - 427 pages
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Page 98 - Blushed at herself; and she — in spite of nature, Of years, of country, credit, everything — To fall in love with what she feared to look on!
Page 75 - My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.
Page 152 - Will it then be thought extraordinary that the comprehension of the present company was at fault as to the pantaloons ? They were turned about in all directions, inside and out, before and behind. The mufti submitted that they might perhaps be an article of dress, and he called upon a bearded chokhadar, who stood by wrapped in doubt and astonishment, to try them on. The view which the mufti took of them was, that they were to be worn as a head-dress, and accordingly that part which tailors call the...
Page 112 - As for the unbelievers, it will be equal to them whether thou admonish them, or do not admonish them; they will not believe. God hath sealed up their hearts and their hearing; a dimness covereth their sight, and they shall suffer a grievous punishment.
Page 155 - Jlllah .'" he exclaimed, with eyes starting from his head, his mouth open, his hands clinging to the cushions, his whole body thrown back:—" Allah protect me ! Allah, Allah, there is but one Allah!" he exclaimed in terror, looking at the little box and the little sticks, strewn on the ground before him, with an expression of fear that sufficiently spoke his apprehension that it contained some devilry which might burst out and overwhelm him with destruction. Nor were the surrounding Turks slow in...
Page 120 - In each progeny the promise of Jehovah has, in point of fact, had a double accomplishment, a temporal and a spiritual. Isaac, the legitimate heir, through Judaism and Christianity, has given laws and religion to a great portion of th-e inhabited world. Ishmael, the illegitimate seed, through the primitive Arabians, and the variously incorporated Moslems, has given laws and religion to a still larger portion of mankind. Isaac...
Page 32 - All suddenly abash'd, she changed hue, And with stern horror backward gan to start ; But when she better him beheld, she grew Full of soft passion and unwonted smart ; The point of pity pierced through her tender heart.
Page 152 - I have found it ; perhaps this is the dress of an English pasha of two tails !" "Aferin! — well done!" cried all the 266 THE PARTERRE. 267 adherents of the law. But the pasha was of another opinion ; he viewed the pantaloons in a totally different light, inspecting them with the eye of one who thought upon the good things of which he was fond. " For what else can this be used...
Page 154 - ... not to be touched. The reader need not be informed that he had swallowed a large dose of Naples soap. Many were the mistakes which occurred besides those abovementioned, and which it would perhaps be tedious or trifling to enumerate. They pondered deeply over every article ; they turned the books upside down, they spilt the mercury from the artificial horizon, broke the thermometers, displaced the barometer, scattered the mathematical instruments about, so that they never could be reinserted...
Page 152 - ... presence of exalted personages ; but when they came to inspect a pair of leather pantaloons, the ingenuity of the most learned amongst them could not devise for what purpose they could possibly be used. For, let it be known, that a Turk's trowsers, when extended, look like the largest of sacks used by millers, with a hole at each corner for the insertion of the legs, and when drawn together, and tied in front, generally extend from the hips to the ancles.

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