The Poetical Works Of Robert Southey Volume 4; Collected By Himself

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byRobert Southey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 Excerpt: ... of ninety-nine beads; in dropping which through the fingers, they repeat the attributes of God, as, " O Creator, O Merciful, O Forgiving, O Omnipotent, O Omniscient," &c. &c. This act of devotion is called Taleel, from the repetition of the letter L, or Laum, which occurs in the word Allah (God), always joined to the epithet or attribute, as Ya Allah Khalick, O God, the Creator; Ya Allah Kerreem, O God, the Merciful, &c. &c. The devotees may be seen muttering their beads as they walk the streets, and in the intervals of conversation in company. The rosaries of persons of fortune and rank have the beads of diamonds, pearls, rubies, and emeralds. Those of the humble are strung with berries, coral, or glass-beads.--Note to the Bahar-Danush. The ninety-nine beads of the Mahommedan rosary are divided into three equal lengths, by a little string, at the end of which hangs a long piece of coral, and a large bead of the same. The more devout or hypocritical Turks, like the Catholics, have usually their bead-string in their hands.--Tavernier, Young Arab! when she wrote upon thy brow" 8fc.--P. 190. " The Mahummedans believe, that the decreed events of every man's life are impressed in divine characters on his forehead, though not to be seen by mortal eye. Hence they use the word Nusseeb, anglice stamped, for destiny. Most probably the idea was taken up by Mahummed from the sealing of the Elect, mentioned in the Revelations."--Note to the Bahar-Danush. u The scribe of decree chose to ornament the edicts on my forehead with these flourishes of disgrace."--Bahar-Danush. The Spanish physiognomical phrase, "traerlo escrito en la /rente, to have it written on the forehead, is perhaps of Arabian origin. Rajah Chunder of Ca...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 Excerpt: ... of ninety-nine beads; in dropping which through the fingers, they repeat the attributes of God, as, " O Creator, O Merciful, O ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217364659

ISBN - 13:9780217364652

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