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Página 26 - I would go fifty miles on foot, for I have not a horse worth riding on, to kiss the hand of that man whose generous heart will give up the reins of his imagination into his author's hands, be pleased he knows not why, and cares not wherefore.
Página 253 - Where fields and fountains fresh could best engage. Toil was not then. Of nothing took they heed, But with wild beasts the sylvan war to wage, ' And o'er vast plains their herds and flocks to feed ; Blest sons of nature they ! true golden age indeed...
Página 223 - His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to approve and confirm the finding and sentence of the Court.
Página 221 - As soon as he had seated himself upon a mat by the threshold of his door, a young woman, his intended bride, brought a little water in a calabash, and kneeling down before him, desired him to wash his hands ; when he had done this, the girl, with a tear of joy sparkling in her eyes, drank the water, this being considered as the greatest proof she could possibly give him of her fidelity and attachment.
Página 121 - It is ordered by His Royal Highness the Prince Re-gent, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty...
Página 169 - Their hair hunR in loose and very thick tresses, on each side their cheeks; falling quite down to the waist, and covering their shoulders behind. Those tresses were quite powdered with diamonds, not displayed according to any studied arrangement, but as if carelessly scattered, by handfuls, among their flowing locks. On the top of their heads, and rather leaning to one side, they wore, each of them, a small circular patch or diadem.
Página 252 - Even though the martial spirit of the people were of no use towards the defence of the society, yet to prevent that sort of mental mutilation, deformity, and wretchedness, which cowardice necessarily involves in it, from spreading themselves through the great body of the people, would still deserve the most serious attention of government...
Página 205 - ... near the ceiling. From this second corridor we entered into a third, a long matted passage: on the left of this were small apartments for slaves of higher rank: and upon the right, a series of rooms looking towards the sea. By continuing along this corridor, we at last entered the great chamber of audience, in which the. sultan mother receives visits of ceremony, from the sultanas, and other distinguished ladies of the charem.
Página 204 - My eyes,' would he say to her, ' my soul, my heart, must I be so unfortunate as to have thee sold to so many masters, and not to keep thee myself?
Página 171 - On the right and left are the private apartments of the Sultan and his ladies. From the centre of the dome is suspended a large lustre, presented by the English ambassador. Above the raised platform hangs another lustre of smaller size, but more elegant. Immediately over the sofas constituting the divan, are mirrors engraved with Turkish inscriptions poetry and passages from the Koran. The sofas are of white satin, beautifully embroidered by the women of the Seraglio.