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

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Tylston and Edwards, 1893
 

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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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˹ 67 - ... 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...
˹ 28 - When beggars die there are no comets seen ; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.
˹ 375 - 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.
˹ 205 - In the name of Allah, and Allah is Almighty ! (I do this) in hatred of the Fiend and to his shame.
˹ 197 - 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.
˹ 211 - 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.' 'My tongue is mine ain,' true Thomas said; 'A gudely gift ye wad gie to me!
˹ 205 - 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...
˹ 161 - there at last it lay, the bourne of my long and weary pilgrimage, realizing the plans and hopes of many and many a year. The mirage medium of fancy invested the huge catafalque and its gloomy pall with peculiar charms. There were no giant fragments of hoar antiquity as in Egypt, no remains of graceful and harmonious beauty as in Greece and Italy, no...
˹ 302 - ... 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 accurately the quality of this stone, which has been worn to its present surface by the millions of touches and kisses it has received. It appeared to me like a lava containing several small extraneous particles of a whitish and of a yellowish substance.
˹ 101 - Hence it is that a stranger speaking Arabic becomes poetical as naturally as he would be witty in French and philosophic in German. Truly spake Mohammed alDamiri, " Wisdom hath alighted upon three things the brain of the Franks, the hands of the Chinese, and the tongues of the Arabs.