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


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Pagina 403 - ... who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high ; being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
Pagina 403 - 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 cloak.
Pagina 402 - D, who at fundry times, and in divers manners fpake in time paft unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in thefe laft days fpoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom alfo he made the worlds; Who being the brightnefs of his glory, and the exprefs image of his perfon, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himfelf purged our fins, fat down on the right...
Pagina 18 - ... and his mangled limbs, crushed by the fall, hung quivering on the pointed rocks. The death of Ahubal lessened not the fury of Kifri ; but all that followed the unhappy prince experienced his rage, till, glutted with blood, and tired of his revenge, the monstrous giant sunk to rest, and stretched out his limbs upon the tops of the mountains. But the sleep of Kifri was cumbrous as his body, and the dreams of the giant were as the thoughts of the enemies of God. In the visions of the night came...
Pagina 108 - I considered that death alone was not a sufficient recompense for his folly ; and therefore I determined to add suspense to the tortures which the rebel had merited at my hands. "For this purpose, I gave orders to the chief of my eunuchs to corrupt some of his slaves, who were to fire his dwelling in different parts, and to bring away his Kalasrade to my seraglio.
Pagina 107 - Allah has sent to the relief of the distressed, behold the handmaid of thy servant Sadak before thee ! As Sadak, mighty prince ! was teaching his sons to walk in the paths of their father, four of his slaves, having set fire to his dwelling, rushed into the harem, and bore me away to a galley ; in which throwing a blind over me, they conveyed me to this wretched hut, where, till to-day, I have been indulged in my silent woes. But a few moments ago this base slave entered...
Pagina 230 - Having gained his former situation by 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...
Pagina 27 - The words of my lord,' answered Horam, ' are a law which cannot be changed. But let me beseech my prince to retire from the crowd.' Misnar willingly did as Horam advised ; and the people made way for him to the palace, crying out, ' Long live Misnar, the pride of his slaves !
Pagina 6 - that he cometh like a thief in the night ? If Horam is false, farewell my life ; let him that destroyed my kingdom complete his ingratitude, by finishing my fate ! ' The captain then entered the tent of his Sultan with Horam in chains. ' Life of my life, and master of my thoughts...

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