The Tales of the Genii: Or, The Delightful Lessons of Horam the Son of Asmar, Volume 2

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J. Wallis, 1805 - 368 pages

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Page 429 - The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek ; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captive, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.
Page 429 - And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
Page 86 - And now, the archers were about to bend their bows, and fit the deadly shafts to their bowstrings ; when a luminous appearance was discovered to the eastward, and the outskirts of the army saw a female in robes of light travelling over the sands of the desert. In a moment she passed through the ranks of the army, and stood in the circle who were gathered around to see the execution of the Sultan and his vizier.
Page 10 - Where are the riches, Horam, which I left my bed to view? Is this like the rest of your promises? and am I brought here to be again deceived ?" "Royal master," answered Horam, "let me die the death of a rebel ; I have nothing more to discover ; pardon my follies, and avenge thine own losses by the sword of justice." " What," said the sultan, enraged, " hast thou brought me through the dangerous passes of the mountains by night, only to cut a rope asunder? And was I called forth to see only a passage...
Page 16 - This noble confession of the vizier pleased the whole army ; and they waited with the utmost impatience to hear his pardon pronounced. The Sultan then embraced his vizier, and the shouts of the army were ' Long live Misnar, the lord of our hearts, and Horam, the first and the most faithful of his slaves ! ' The army of Ahubal still continued to fly after their prince, whose fear did not suffer him to direct those who came up with him. And now, in a few days, the army had been totally dispersed,...
Page 5 - The enchanters were pleased at the speech of Ahubal ; and the banquet was prepared for the conquerors in the gay pavilion of the unfortunate sultan, while he remained among the mountains, wanting even the necessaries of life for himself and his army. But the sultan's misfortunes did not make him forget the cause of them. He called a council of his captains, and commanded the vizier Horam to be brought before them. The vizier was condemned by every voice ; and Misnar, with tears in his eyes, pronounced...
Page 10 - The sultan did as Horam desired, and struck the rope with his axe, and divided it from the ring. The rope, being released, flew with great swiftness through the hole in the rock, and Misnar waited some time to see what might be the consequence of cutting it asunder ; but nothing appearing, he said to his vizier, " Where are the riches, Horam, which I left my bed to view? Is this like the rest of your promises? and am I brought here to be again deceived ?
Page 243 - ... long struggle and labour, he ventured not to look down from the precipice he had escaped; but turning his eyes upward, he perceived he had yet a third part of the rock to climb, ere he could reach the top. His perseverance in a short time prevailed, and Sadak stood on the utmost summit of the rock...
Page 95 - Alla, while ye follow the prudent maxims of wisdom and experience : for he only is truly prudent, who adds faith to his practice ; and he truly religious, whose actions are the result of his faith.
Page 86 - ... troops of Hobaddan, being refreshed after their fatigues, were marching towards them, intending to destroy them, while they were faint with want of provision. The army of the Sultan, terrified by the report, and seeing no hopes of escape, fell upon the wretched Sultan Misnar and his faithful vizier, and bringing them into the centre of the troops, they demanded their blood as an atonement for the losses they were about to suffer in their cause. The ringleader of this general mutiny was Ourodi,...

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