Mahometanism

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J. and C. Mozley, 1856 - 128 pages

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Page 73 - We have had enough of action, and of motion we, Roll'd to starboard, roll'd to larboard, when the surge was seething free, Where the wallowing monster spouted his foamfountains in the sea. Let us swear an oath, and keep it with an equal mind, In the hollow Lotos-land to live and lie reclined On the hills like Gods together, careless of mankind.
Page 76 - They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; To gods whom they knew not, To new gods that came newly up, Whom your fathers feared not.
Page 76 - But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God : and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils : ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
Page 76 - And shed innocent blood, Even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, Whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: And the land was polluted with blood.
Page 30 - Ishmael was to become a great nation, — that he was to be a wild man, — his hand against every man, and every man's hand against him.
Page 28 - Yet these exceptions are temporary or local ; the body of the nation has escaped the yoke of the most powerful monarchies ; the arms of Sesostris and Cyrus, of Pompey and Trajan, could never achieve the conquest of Arabia...
Page 69 - O true believers, surely wine, and lots, and images, and divining arrows, are an abomination of the work of Satan ; therefore avoid them, that ye may prosper.
Page 82 - O men, verily we have created you of a male and a female ; and we have distributed you into nations, and tribes, that ye might know one another. Verily the most honourable of you, in the sight of GOD, is the most pious of you : and GOD is wise and knowing.
Page 86 - is essentially religious, and the offspring of the Koran, as Gothic architecture is of the Bible ; the prohibition to represent animal life caused them to seek for other means of decoration— inscriptions from the Koran, interwoven with geometrical ornaments, and flowers, not drawn decidedly from nature, but translated through the loom, for it would seem that the Arabs, in changing their wandering for a settled life, in striking the tent to plant it in a form more solid...
Page 128 - Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

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