Imágenes de páginas

(p. 61.

brifl as the hurtd on high jerreed.

[p. 59.
Though on Al-Sirat', arch I stood.

(p. 61. Jerreed, or Djerrid, a blunted Turkish javelin, Al-Sirat, the bridge of breadth less than the which is darted from horseback with great force thread of a famished spider, over which the und precision. It is a favourite exercise of the Mussulmans must skate into Paradise, to which Vussalmans; but I know not if it can be called it is the only entrance; but this is not the worst, a manly one since the most expert in the art the river beneath being bell itself, into which, are the black Eunuchs of Constantinople I think, as may be expected, the unskilful and tender of sext to these, a Mamlouk at Smyrna was the foot contrive to tumble with a "facilis descensus nost skilful that came within my observation. Averni, not very pleasing in prospect to the

nest passenger. There is a shorter cut downHe came, he sent, like the Simoon. (p. 59. wards for the Jews and Christians. The blast of the desert, fatal to every thing iving, and often alluded to in eastern poetry. And keep that portion of his creed. [p. 61.

A vulgar error; the Koran allots at least a To bless the sacred "bread and salt." (p. 60. third of Paradise to well-behaved women; but To partake of food, to break bread and salt by far the greater number of Mussulmans interrith jour, host, insures the safety of the guest; pret the text their own way, and exclude their ven though an enemy, his person from that inoieties from heaven. Being enemies to Platowoment is sacred.

pics, they cannot discern "any fitness of things"

in the souls of the other sex, conceiving them to since his turban was cleft by the infidele sabre. be superseded by the Houris.

[p. 60. I need hardly observe, that Charity and Hos- The young pomegranate's blossoms streu. (p. 61. itality are the first daties enjoined by Mabomet; An oriental simile, which may, perhaps, ad to say truth, very generally practised by though fairly stolen, be deemed "plus Arabé is disciples. The first praise that can be be- qu'en Arabie." towed on a chief is a panegyric on his bounty ; he rest, on his valour.

Her hair in hyacinthine flow. (p. 61.

Hyacinthine, in Arabic, “Sonbul," as common And silver-sheathed ataghan., (p. 60. a thought in the eastern poets as it was among The ataghan, a long dagger worn with pistols the Greeks.

the belt, in a metal scabbard, generally of silver; ud, among the wealthier, gilt, or of gold.

The loveliest bird of Franguestan.

“Franguestan," Circassia. An Emir by his garb of green.

(P. 60. Green is the privileged colour of the prophet's Bismillah! now the per il's past.

(p. 62. numerous pretended descendants; with them, as Bismillah-"In the name of God;" the comere, faith (the family inheritance) is supposed mencement of all the chapters of the Koran but o supersede the necessity of good works : they one, and of prayer and thanksgiving. are the worst of a very indifferent brood.

Then curl'd his very beard with ire.

[p. 62. Ho! who art thou ? - this low salam.

[p. 60.

A phenomenon not uncommon with an angry Salam aleikoum ! aleikoum salam! peace be Mussulman. In 1809, the Capitan Pacha's whiswith you; be with you peace - the salutation kers at a diplomatic audience were no less lively eserved for the faithful:-to a Christian, “Ur- with indignation than a tiger-cat's, to the horror arula,“ a good journey; or saban hiresem, saban of all the dragomans; the portentous mustachios erula; good morn, good even; and sometimes, twisted, they stood erect of their own accord, may your end be happy;" are the usual salutes. and were expected every moment to change their

colour, but at last condescended to subside , The insect -queen of eastern spring. (p. 60. which probably saved more heads than they conThe blue-winged butterfly of Kashmeer, the tained hairs. Dost rare and beautiful of the species.

Nor rained the craven cry, Amaun ! Or live like scorpion girt by fire.

[p. 61.

“Amaun,“ quarter, pardon. Alluding to the dubious suicide of the scorpion, • placed for experiment by gentle philosophers. I know him by the evil eye. Some maintain that the position of the 'sting, The "evil eye,” a common superstition in the ben turned towards the head, is merely a con- Levant, and of which the imaginary effects are uluive movement; but others have actually yet very singular on those who conceive themfought in the verdict “Felo de se." The scor- selves affected. fous are surely interested in a speedy decision f the question; as, if once fairly established as A fragment of his palampore. Grect-Catos, they will probably be allowed to The flowered shawls generally worn by perise as long as they think proper, without being sons of rank. artyred for the sake of an hypothesis.

His calpac rent-his caftan red. When Rhamazan's last sun wan net.

(p. 61.

The “Calpac" is the solid cap or centre part The cannon at sunset close the Rhamazan. of the head-dress; the shawl is wound round it,

and forms the turban. By pale Phingari's trembling light. Phingari, the moon.

A turban carved in coarsest stone. (p. 63.

The turban, pillar, and inscriptive verse, deBright as the jewel of Giamschid. (p. 61. corate the tombs of the Osmanlies, whether in The celebrated fabulous ruby of Sultan Giam- the cemetery or the wilderness. In the mounchid, the embellisher of Isiakhar; from its tains you frequently pass similar inementos ; and plendour, named Schebgerak, “the torch of on enquiry you are informed that they record ight;" also, the “cup of the sun." - In the some viction of rebellion, plunder, or revenge. Tot editions "Giamschid" was written as a word I three syllables, no D'Herbelot has it; but I At solemn sound of Alla Hu!" m told Richardson reduces it to a dissyllable, “Alla Hu!" the concluding words of the Muez ad writes "Jamshid." I have left in the text zin's call to prayer from the highest gallery on be orthography of the one with the pronuncia- the exterior of the Minaret. On a stili evening, ion of the other.

when the Muezziu has a five voice, which is

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[p. 63.



frequently the case, the effect is solemn and Turkish, Italian, and Endda
beautiful beyond all the bells in Christendom. in various conceite, epos 7

sulman. While we were e
They corne-their kerchiefs green they wave. (p. 63. tiful prospect, Dervisho
The following is part of a battle-song of the

columns. I thought be
Turks :-“I see-I see a dark-eyed girl of Para- antiquarian, and asked tin
dise, and she waves a handkerchief, a kerchief Palaocastro" man:
of green ; and cries aloud: Come, kiss me, for I pillars will be useful is e
love thee."

added other remarks, bir

own belief in his trendin
Beneath avenging Monkir': scythe.
Monkir and Nekir are the inquisitors of the from Leone (a prisoner *
dead, before whom the corpse undergoes a slight after of the intended at:
noviciate and preparatory training for damnation. mentioned, with the cat
If the answers are none of the clearest, he is place, in the notes to Chile
hauled up with a scythe and thumped down with

was 'at some pains to en
a red hot mace till properly seasoned, with a

he described the dresses, ac variety of subsidiary probations. The office of the horses of our party se z these angels is no sinecare; there are but two other circumstances, we could and the number of orthodox deceased being in a

having been in “villanons
sinall proportion to the remainder, their hands selves in a bad neighbourhon
aro always full.

a soothsayer for life, and le

more musquetry these

to the great refreshment of To wander round lost Ellis' throne.

rat, and his native mountain
Eblis, the oriental Prince of Darkness.

one trait more of this singular
1811 remarkably

But first, on earth as Vampire sent: (p. 63. came (I believe the 50th eg
The Vampire superstition is still general in offer himself as an attendaal, vi
the Levant. Honest Tournefort tells a long ed: “Well, Affendi," quot be *
story, which Mr. Southey, in the notes on Tha--you would have found me
Jaba, quotes about these Vroucolochas," as he leave the town for the hills t#-B***
calls them. The Romaic term is “Vardoulacha." | winter I return, perhaps yea si
I recollect a whole family being terrified by the me."—Dervish, who was presest

scream of a child, which they imagined must thing of course, and of no cook
proceed from such a visitation. The Greeks mean time he will join the hope
never mention the word without horror. I find which was true to the letter-1
that “Broucolokas" is an old legitimate Hellenic they come down in the winter. 2."
appellation-at least is so applied to Arsenius, molested in some town, were të
who, according to the Greeks, was after his well known as their exploits.
death animated by the Devil. The moderns,
however, use the word I mention.

Looks not to priesthood fer med

The monk's sermon is omitted
Wet with thine oun best blood shall drip. [p. 64. have had so little effect upon the

The freshness of the face, and the wetness of it could have no hopes from the ma
the lip with blood are the never-failing signs of be sufficient to say, that it was of 1
a Vampire. The stories told in Hungary and length (as may be perceived frea
Greece of these foul feeders are singular, and tions and uneasiness of the pebarni
some of them most incredibly attested.

delivered in the nasal tone el

It is as

the desert-dird.
The pelican is, I believe, the bird so libelled, And shining in her white end.
by the imputation of feeding her chickens with “Symar"-shroud.
her blood.

This broken tale sas all se Ises
Deep in whose darkly boding, ear. (p. 66. of her he loved or him he stres.
This superstition of a second-hearing (for I The circumstance

to which the ale
never met with downright second-sight in the relates was not very uncommon in Trs
East) fell once under my own observation. On few years ago the wife of Mochtar Part
my third journey to Cape Colonna, early in 1811, plained to his father of his son's safe
as we passed through the defile that leads from delity; he asked with whom, and se
the hamlet between Keratia and Colonna, I ob- barbarity to give in a list of the twelt
served Dervish Tahiri riding rather out of the somest women in Yanina. They were
path, and leaning his head upon his hand, as if fastened up in sacks, and drowned the
in pain. I rode up and inquired. “We are in night! One of the guards who was preses
peril," he answered. “What peril? we are not formed me, that not one of the victims
now in Albania, nor in the passes to Ephesus, a cry, or showed a symptom of terrer : *
Messalunghi, or Lepanto ; there are plenty of den a "wrench from all we know, fram
us, well armed, and the Choriates have not cou-love." The fate of Phrosine, the faites!!!
rage to be thieves."—"True, Affendi; but never- sacrifice, is the subject of many a Roma
theless the shot is ringing in my ears."-"The Arnaut ditty. The story in the test in
shot !-not a tophaike has been fired this morn- told of a young Venetian many years in
ing."—“I hear it notwithstanding-Bom-Bom-
as plainly as I hear your voice." “Psha." _“A8 recited by one of the coffee-house story

now nearly forgotten. I heard it by art
yon please, Affendi ; if it is written, so will it who abound in the Levant, and sing,
be.”—1 left this quick-cared predestinarian, and their narratives. The additions and interp
rode up to Basili, his Christian compatriot, whose tions by the translator will be easily do
ears, though not at all prophetic, by no means guished from the rest by the wast of East
relished the intelligence.

We all arrived at ! imagery ; and I regret that my memors base Colonna, remained some hours, and returned tained 90 few fragments of the original. leisurely, saying a variety of brilliant things, in For the contents of some of the notes ! more languages than spoiled the building of Ba- indebted partly to D'Herbelot, and panty bel, opon the mistaken seer; Romaie, Arnaat, 1 that most eastern, and, as Mr. Weber just

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Was fatnt d'er the gardens of Gul to her other, on the same errand, by command of the

[p. 68. refractory patient; if, on the contrary, he is "Gul," the rose.

weak or loyal, he bows , kisses the Sultan's re

spectable signature, and is bowstrung with great Can ho smile on such deeds oo nie children complacency. In 1810, several of these presents have done?

[p. 69. were exhibited in the niche of the Seraglio-gate; Souls made of fire, and children of the Sun,

among others, the head of the Pacha of Bagdad, With whom Revenge is Virtue.

a brave young man, cut off by treachery, after

a desperate resistance.
Young's Revenge.

Thrice clapp'd his hands, and call d his steed.
Wah Mejnoun's tale, or Sadis song. (p. 69.
Mejnoun and Leila, the Romeo and Juliet of Clapping of the hands calls the servants. The
the East. Sadi, the moral poet of Persia. Turks hate a superfluous expenditure of voice,

and they have no bells.
TU I, who heard the deep tambour.
Tambour, Turkish druin, which sounds at sun- Resign'd his gem-adorn'd Chibouque. (p. 70.
rise, noon, and twilight.

Chibouque, the Turkish pipe, of which the

Amber mouth-piece, and sometimes the ball which He is an Arab to my sight. (p. 70. contains the leaf, is adorned with precious stones, 'The Turks abhor the Arabs (who return the if in possession of the wealthier orders. compliment a hundredfold) even more than they bate the Christians.

With Maugrabee and Mamaluke.

Maugrabee, Moorish inercenaries. The mind, the Music breathing from her face.

His way amid hin Delis took. This expression bas met with objections. I will Deli, bravos who form the forlorn hope of the Dol refer to “Him who hath not Music in his cavalry and always begin the action. soul," but merely request the reader to recollect, for ten seconds, the features of the woman whom Careering cleave the folded felt.

[p. 71. he believes to be the most beautiful; and if he A twisted fold of feli' i used for seimitar. thes does not comprehend fully what is feebly practice by the Turks, and few hut Mussulman expressed in the above line, I shall be sorry for arms can cut through it at a single stroke : os boch. Por an eloqnent passage in the latest sometimes a tough turban is used for the same work of the first female writer of this, perhaps, of purpose. The jerreed is a game of blunt javelins, any age, on the analogy (and the immediate com- animated and graceful. parison excited by that analogy) between “painting and music," see vo III. chap. 10. DE L'Alle- Nor heard their Ollahs wild and loud- (p. 11. MAGNE. And is not this connexion still stronger “Ollahs," Alla il Allah, the “Leilies," as the with the original than the copy? with the co- Spanish pocts call them, the sound is Ollah ; a louring of Nature than of Art ? After all, this cry of which the Turks, for a silent people, are is rather to be felt than described ; still I think somewbat profuse, particularly during ihe jer. there are some who will understand it, at least reed, or in the chase, but mostly in baitle. they would have done, had they beheld the coun- Their animation in the field, and gravity in the tenance whose speaking harmony suggested the chamber, with their pipes and comboloios , form idea; for this passage is not drawn froin imagin- an amusing contrast. ation but inemory, that mirror which Affliction Ha-bes to the earth, and, looking down upon the The Persian Atar-guľ, perfume.

(p. 71. Tragments, only beholds the reflection multiplied! “Atar-gul, ottar of roses. The Persian is

the finest. But yet the line of Caraxman. (p. 70. (arasman Oglou, or Kara Osman Oglou, is the The pictured roof and marble floor. (p. 11. principal landholder in Turkey; he governs The ceiling and wainscots, or rather walls, of Magnesia : those who, by a kind of feudal tenure, the Musulman apartments are generally painted, **Pe land on condition of service, are called in great houses, with one eternal and highly Fimariots: they serve as Spahis, according to coloured view of Constantinople, wherein the he extent of territory, and bring a certain principal feature is a noble contempt of per. aumber into the field, generally cavalry. spective; below, arms, scimitars, are in general

fancifully and not inelegantly disposed. And teach the messenger that fate.

(p. 70. Wben a Pacha is sufficiently sirong to resist, A message from the Bulbul bears. (p. 71 he single incesenger, who is always the first! It has been much doubled whether the notes Farer of the order for his death, is strangled of this "Lover of the rose , " are sad or merry; stead, and sometimes five or sis, one after the land Mr. Fox's remarks on the subject have pro

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voked some learned controversy as to the opi- In him was some young Galiengre. nions of the ancients on the subject. I dare not "Galiongée"-or Galiongi, a sailor , thai is, a venture a conjecture on the point, though a little Turkish sailor; the Greeks navigate, the Turis Inclined to the "errare mallem," if Mr. For work the guns. Their dress is picturesque ; ar! was mistaken.

I have seen the Capitan Pacha more than es

wearing it as a kind of incog. Their legs, ko Even Azrael, from his deadly quiver. (p. 11. ever, are generally naked. The buskins 4 Azrael-the angel of death.

scribed in the text as sheated behind with sides

are those of an Arnaut robber, who was my best the Within the caves of Istakar. (p. 71. had quitted the profession), at his Pyreo, sau The treasures of the Preadamite Sultans. See Gastouni in the Morea ; they were plated in reis D'HERBELOT, article Istakar.

one over the other, like the back of an armadik

So may the Koran verse display'd. Hold, not @ Musselim'a control.

The characters on all Turkish ecimitan Musselim , a governor , the next in rank after a Pacha ;' a Waywode is the third; and then sometimes the name of the place of their sa

facture come the Agas.

but more generally a text fra

Koran, in letters of gold. Amongst those in Was he not bred in Egripo ?

(p. 72.

possession is one with a blade of singular a Egripo-the Negropont. According to the pro- ed into serpentine curves like the ripple

struction ; it is very broad, and the edge Batas verb, the Turks of Egripo, the jews of Salonica, water, or the wavering of flame. I asked de and the Greeks of Athens, are the worst of their Armenian who sold it, what possible use a respective races.

figure could add: he said, in Italian, that he did

not know; but the Mussulmans had an idea na Ah! yonder see the Tchocadar. (p. 72. those of this form gave a severer wound: ani “Tchocadar"-one of the attendants who pre-liked it because it was “piu feroce." I did to cedes a man of authority.

much admire the reason, but bought it for a

peculiarity. Thine oun "broad Hellespont" still dashes. (p. 73. The wrangling about this epithet, "the broad But like the nephew of a Cair. Hellespont" or the “boundless Hellespont, It is to be observed, that every allesio u whether it means one or the other, or what it any thing or personage in the old Testare means at all, has been beyond all possibility of such as the Ark, or Cain, is equally the privileg detail. I have even heard it disputed on the of Mussulman and Jew; indeed the former på spot; and not foreseeing a speedy conclusion to fess to be much better acquainted with the lives, the controversy, amused myself with swimming true and fabulous, of the patriarchs, tha across it in the mean time, and probably may warranted by our own Sacred Writ, and on again, before the point is settled. Indeed,

the content with Adam, they have a biography question as to the truth of the tale of Troy Pre-Adamites. Solomon is the monarch of a divine" still continues, much of it resting upon necromancy, and Moses a prophet inferior ek! the talismanic word "ATELQOÇ :" probably Homer to Christ and Mahomet. Zuleika is the Persa had the same notion of distance that a coquette name of Potiphar's wife, and her amear vid has of time, and when he talks of boundless, Joseph constitutes one of the finest poros i means half a mile; as the latter, by a like fi- their language. It is therefore no violation el gure, when she says eternal attachment, simply costume to put the names of Cain, or Noak, ikke specifies three weeks.

the mouth of a Moslem.

And Pastran's rebel hordes attest.' Which Ammon's son ran proudly round. (p. 73. Before his Persian invasion ; he crowned the the last years of his life set the whole party

Paswan Oglou, the rebel of Widdin, who has altar which laurel. He was afterwards imi- of the Porte at defiance. tated by Caracalla in his nce. It is believed that the last also poisoned a friend, named They gave their horsetails to the wind. {p. Festus, for the sake of new Patroclean gaines. Horsetail, the standard of a Pacha. Æsietes and Antilochus ; the first is in the He drank one draught, nor needed more! centre of the plain.

Giaffir, Pacha of Argyro Castro, or Scutari!

am not sure 'which, was actually taken of bet O'er which her fairy fingers ran. (p 73. the Albanian Ali, in the manner described a When rubbed, the amber is' susceptible of a the text. Ali Pacha, while I was in the conati! perfomc, which is slight, but not disagreeable. married the daughter of his victim, some

after the event had taken place at i baci Her mother's sainted amulet.

Sophia, or Adrianople. The poison was Bir The belief in amulets engraved on gems, or the sherbet by the bath-keeper, after dressing,

in the cup of coffee, which is presented before enclosed in gold boxes, containing scraps from the Koran, worn round the neck, wrist, or arm, is still aniversal in the East. The Koorsee

I sought by turns, and saw them all. pis (throne) verse in the second chapter of the Koran

The Turkish notions of almost all islands are describes the attributes of the most High, and is confined to the Archipelago, the sea alloded to engraved in this manner, and worn by the pious, as the most esteemed and sublime of all sentences.

The last of Lambro's patriots there.
Lambro Canzani, a Greek, famous for his et

forts in 1789–90 'for the independence of this And by her Comboloio lies. “Comboloio -a Turkish rosary. The Miss. a pirate, and the Archipelago was the servei

[P: 73. country: abandoned by the Rassians, he became particularly those of the Persians, are richly his enterprises. He is said to be still alive di adorned and illuminated. The Greek females Petersburgh. are kept in utter ignorance ; but many of the celebrated of the Greek revolutionists.

He and Riga are the two B Turkish girls are highly accomplished, though not actually qualified for a Christian coteric; To snatch the Rayahs from their fale. In perhaps some of our own blues" might not be the worse for bleaching.

“Rayahs," all who pay the capitation tes, call ed the "Haratch.“

[p. 73.

y! let me like the ocean-Patriarch roam. (p. 76. "the friends of my youth, where are they?"

This first of voyages is one of the few with and an Echo answered, “Where are they ? " hich the Mussulmans profese much acquaintance. (Arabic MS.) only know on land the Tortar's home. (p. 76. the test is taken) must be already familiar to

The above quotation (from which the idea în The wandering life of the Arabs, Tartars, and every reader-it is given in the annotations to Furkomans, will be found well detailed in any The Pleasures of Memory,“ a poem so well Dok of Eastern travels. That it possc88es a known as to render a reference almost superharm peculiar to itself cannot be denied. A fluous ; but to whose pages all will be delighted mong French renegado confessed to Chateau

to recur. riand, that he never found himself alone, galping in the desert, without a sensation aproaching to rapture, which was indescribable.

Into Zuleika's name.

(p. 79.

“And airy tongues that syllable men's namee." looming on Aden in its earliest hour. (p. 76.

MILTON. **Jannat al Aden," the perpetual abode, the lussulman Paradise.

For a belief that the souls of the dead inhabit

the form of birde, we need not travel to the And mourn'd above his turbon-stone. (p. 78. East. Lord Lyttleton's ghost-story, the belief A turban is carved in stone above the graves of the Duchess of Kendal, that George I. flew men only.

into her window in the shape of a raven (see

Orford's Reminiscences), and many other inhe loud Wul-wulleh warn his distani ear. (p. 78. stances, bring this superstition nearer home. The The death-song of the Turkish women. The most singular was the whim of a Worcester ilent slaves" are the men whose notions of lady, who, believing her daughter to exist in Ecorum forbid complaint in public.

the shape of a singing bird, literally furnished

her pew in the Cathedral with cages-full of the "Where to my child ?"-an Echo answers, kind; and as she was rich, and a benefactress * Where?

(p. 78. in beautifying the church, no objection was "I came to the place of my birth and cried, I made to her harmless folly.


The time in this poem may seem too short for of nature I shall attempt to prove by some hise occurrences, but the whole of the Ægean torical coincidences which I have met with since les are within a few hours' sail of the conti-writing "The Corsair.“ int, and the reader must be kind enough to “Eccelin prisonnier," dit Rolandini, “g'enferke the wind as I have often found it.

moit dans un silence inenaçant, il fixoit sur la

terre son visage féroce, et ne donnoit point of fair Olympia loved and left of old. (p. 85. d'essor à sa profonde indignation.-De toutes Orlando, Canto 10.

parts cependant les soldats et les peuples accou

roient; 'ils vouloient voir cet homme, jadis si fround the waves' phosphoric brightnesa broke. puissant, et la joie universelle éclatoit de toutes

(p. 87: parts." By night, particularly in a warm latitude, 'cry stroke of the oar, every motion of the “Eccelin étoit d'une petite taille ; mais tont at or ship, is followed by a slight flash like l'aspect de sa personne, tous ses mouvemens ineet lightning from the water.

diquoient un soldat. Son langage étoit amer,

son déportement superbe, et par son seul regard, -the cober berry'. juice. (p. 87. il faisoit trembler les plus hardis." S18NONDI, Coffee.

tome iu. p. 219.

“Gizericus (Genseric, king of the Vandals, hile dance the Almas to wild minstrelsy. (p. 87. the conqueror of both Carthage and Rome), staDancing-girls.

tura mediocris, et equi casu claudicans, animo

profundus, sermone rarus, luxuriæ contemptor, A captive Dervise, from the pirate's nest ira turbidus, habendi cupidus, ad solicitandas Escaped, is here-himself would tell the rest. gentes providentissimus." JORNANDES de Rebus

(p. 87. Geticis, c. 33. It has been objected that Conrad's entering I beg leave to quote these gloomy realities to guised 'as a spy is out of nature.-Perhaps keep in countenance my Giaour and Corsair. -I find something not unlike it in history. *Anxious to explore with his own eyes the And my stern vow and order's laws oppose. te of the Vandals, Majorian ventured, after

(p. 88. guising the colour of his hair, to visit Car- The Dervises are in colleges, and of different ge in the character of his own ambassador ; orders, as the monks.

Genseric was afterwards mortified by the covery, that he had entertained and dismissed They seize that Dervise Sseite on Zatanai!

Emperor of the Romans. Such an anecdote y be rejected as an improbable fiction ; but Satan. is a fiction which would not have been imaed unless in the life of a hero." GINBON, He tore his beard, and foaming fled the Aght. cl. and Fall, vol. vi. p. 180. Chat Courad is a character not altogether out A common and not very novel effect of Mus

(p. 89.

(p. 89.

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