Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, 2


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Ԩóҡ  - William345 - LibraryThing

Ironically, for this second volume describes the achievement of Burton's quest--that is, his entry into Medina and Mecca--I found it not as stirring as Volume 1. This from the perspective of someone ... ҹԴ繩Ѻ

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Ԩóҡ  - hmskip - LibraryThing

This book is not quite what I expected. However, Burton does have a great descriptive power and his detailed descriptions of some of the more chaotic scenes during his travels are quite entertaining. Anyone wishing to get a complete description of the Mecca and Medina shrines ( ҹԴ繩Ѻ


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˹ 63 - ... is good sense defaced: Some are bewilder'd in the maze of schools, And some made coxcombs Nature meant but fools. In search of wit these lose their common sense, And then turn critics...
˹ 24 - When beggars die there are no comets seen ; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.
˹ 371 - It was a sight, indeed,' says Pitts, ' able to pierce one's heart, to behold so many thousands in their garments of humility and mortification/ with their naked heads, and cheeks watered with tears, and to hear their grievous sighs and sobs, begging earnestly for the remission of their sins.
˹ 201 - In the name of Allah, and Allah is Almighty ! (I do this) in hatred of the fiend and to his shame.
˹ 207 - For a' the blude that's shed on earth Rins through the springs o' that countrie. Syne they came on to a garden green, And she pu'd an apple frae a tree ' " Take this for thy wages, true Thomas ; It will give thee the tongue that can never lie.
˹ 193 - So every spirit, as it is more pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in, and it more fairly dight, With cheerful grace and amiable sight. For, of the soul, the body form doth take, For soul is form, and doth the body make.
˹ 201 - I purpose loosening my Ihram according to the practice of the Prophet, whom may Allah bless and preserve ! O Allah, make unto me in every hair, a light, a purity, and a generous reward! In the name of Allah, and Allah is Almighty!
˹ 88 - ... love will fly her home. The fugitives must brave every danger, for revenge, at all times the Bedouin's idol, now becomes the lode-star of his existence. But the Arab lover will dare all consequences. " Men have died and the worms have eaten them, but not for love," may be true in the West ; it is false in the East.
˹ 298 - Stone ;' it forms a part of the sharp angle of the building at four or five feet above the ground. It is an irregular oval of about seven inches in diameter, with an undulating surface, composed of about a dozen smaller stones of different sizes and shapes, well joined together with a small quantity of cement, and perfectly smoothed. It looks as if the whole had been broken into many pieces by a violent blow, and then united again. It is very difficult to determine...
˹ 139 - ... which filled the other half of the channel. The left side was a precipice, grim and barren, but not so abrupt as its brother. Opposite us the way seemed barred by piles of hills, crest rising above crest into the far blue distance. Day still smiled upon the upper peaks, but the lower slopes and the fiumara bed were already curtained with grey sombre shade. A damp seemed to fall upon our spirits as we approached this Valley Perilous. I remarked...