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see on what he was fixed, and find the corpse have reposed themselves, and served God of the forsaken one. He drinks and drinks, with more quiet."-FULLER's Church Histo drown his agonies, till be enters the bridal tory. chamber; then he thinks he sees her spirit by the bridal bed, and screams, and becomes

Bells no effectual Charm against Lighta madman-a maniac. The wife alone re

ning. mains with him. She does her duty. One of the Welsh superstitions is, that if

“ The frequent firing of abbey churches a murdered person has been secretly buried, by lightning confuteth the proud motto comhis grave may be discovered by a lambent monly written on the bells in their steeples, blue flame, which hovers over it till the wherein each bell intituled itself to a six

fold efficacy. body is discovered.

Funera plango,

Men's death I tell

By dolefull knell.
The Primitive Monks.


Lightning and thunder

I break asunder. “Here they in the desarts hoped to find Fulminas rocks and stocks, yea, beasts themselves, Sabbata pango, On sabbath all more kind than men had been to them.

To church I call. What would hide and heat, cover and keep Excito lentos, The sleepy head warm, served them for cloathes, not placing

I raise from bed. (as their successors in after ages) any


The winds so fierce nesse in their habit, folded up in the af- Dissipo ventos, fected fashion thereof. As for their food,

I doe disperse.

Men's cruell rage the grasse was their cloath, the ground Paco cruentos, their table, herbs and roots their diet wild fruits and berries their dainties, hunger Whereas it plainly appears that these abtheir sauce, their nails their knives, their bey steeples, though quilted with bells alhands their cups, the next well their wine most cap-a-pee, were not of proof against cellar. But what their bill of fare wanted the sword of God's lightning. Yea, genein cheer, it had in grace, their life being rally when the heavens in tempests did constantly spent in prayer, reading, mus

strike fire, the steeples of abbeys proved ing, and such like pious employments. They often their tynder, whose frequent burning turned solitarinesse itself into society, and portended their final destruction.”—Ibid. cleaving themselves asunder by the divine art of meditation, did make of one two or

Statues in Dhahi. more, opposing, answering, moderating in their own bosoms, and busy in themselves " LA Tradition fabuleuse des Orientaux with variety of heavenly recreations. It porte, qu'il y a dans l'isle de Dhahi des stawould do one good even but to think of their tues semblables à celles des Isles fortunées, goodness, and at the rebound and second lesquelles ayant les mains élevées, semblent hand to meditate on their meditations For faire signe aux voyageurs, comme pour leur if ever poverty was to be envied, it was here; dire, Retournez sur vos pas; car il n'y a and I appeal to the moderate men of these plus d'habitations en allant plus avant.” times, whether in the heighth of these wo- D'HERBELOT. full warres, they have not sometimes wisht (not out of passionate distemper, but serious recollection of themselves) some such pri

[Californian Paradise.] vate place to retire unto, where, out of the “Some of the southern Californians placed noise of this clamorous world, they might their Paradise in the middle of the seas,

I doe asswage.

their cares,

where the elect enjoy a coolness that they | Shein their lisping words, their anxious eyes,
can never meet with in their burning sands; Their gestures, every varying wish can
and they supposed Hell to be in the hollow read,
of the mountains.”—PEROUSE.

And if she smiles, or with a frown denies,
The frown, the smile, alike from love pro-

Piango di gioja, gc.

Even so the all-wise Providence beholds * Piango di gioja, se 'l Divin rigore

The children of the earth, and hears their Amabilmente mi flagella, e pace

prayers, Tal sento in me, che ogni altro ben mi

Supplies their wants, consoles them in spiace, E per dolcezza mi si schianta il core.

And grants the boons they pray for, or withTal chi d'un finto comico dolore

holds, Ode il racconto, in lagrime si sface,

That other prayers may make more earnest

trial, E piange piu, quanto l'udir piu piace E fa il piacer, la doglia sua maggiore.

Or grants a blessing even in denial.”

R. S. Or mentre un lieto e dolce pianto io verso,

L'usato arbitrio del tacer m'invola Forza occulta, ed esclamo al Ciel converso,

Santa Maria Maddalena, piangente nella Spirti celesti, se la gioja sola

Grotta di Marsilia. Voi fai nel gaudio entrar, me con diverso Maggior portento anco il dolor consola." “ Antro, in cui visse incognito il rigore


Di lei, che tanto erro, pianse poi tanto,

Di lei, cui letto il suol, bevanda il pianto,

Cibo il cordoglio fu, gioja il dolore.
Qual Madre, &c.

Antro dall' onda di quel sacro umore “QUAL Madre i figli con pietoso affetto Piu, che da gli anni logorato e infranto;

Mira, e d'amor si strugge a lor davante, E voi silenzi alpestri, che d'un santo E un bacia in fronte, e l'un si stringe al petto, Orror m'empiete, e mi parlate al core: Uno tien su i ginocchi, un sulle piante ;

Io col guardo v'ascolto, e udir mi sembra E mentre a gli atti, a i gemiti, all' aspetto

Ch'ella qui giunse, e qui ritenne il passo, Lor voglie intende si diverse, e tante,

E qui poso le affiticate membra ; A questiun guardo, a quei dispensa un detto. E risponder vorria, maʼl pianto, ahi lasso! E se ride, o s'adira, e sempre amante.

M'abbonda si, che 'l volto mio rassembra Tal per noi Provvidenza alta infinita

Per doglia un fiume, e per stupore un Veglia, e questi conforta, e quei provede


FILICAIA. E tutti ascolta, e porge a tutti aita,

E se niega talor grazia, o mercede, O niega sol, perche a pregar ne invita,

Adites. O negar finge, e nel negar concede."

“ The tribe of Ad were descended from FILICAIA.

Ad, the son of Aws or Uz, the son of Aram, Translation.

the son of Sem, the son of Noah, who after " See how the mother views with transport kaf, or the Winding Sands' in the province

the confusion of tongues, settled in Al AhHer children crowding round. One to her

See Thalaba, where part of this material is breast She clasps, another on her knee will rest;

“ O'er all the Winding Sands For one she finds a footstool at her feet.

The tents of Ad were pitch'd;


used up


of Hadramaut, where his posterity greatly desarts of Aden, and called it Irem, after multiplyed. Their first king was Shedâd, the name of his great-grandfather : when it the son of Ad, of whom the eastern writers was finished, he set out with a great attendeliver many fabulous things, particularly dance to take a view of it; but when they that he finished the magnificent city his were come within a day's journey of the father had begun, wherein he built a fine place, they were all destroyed by a terrible palace, adorned with delicious gardens, to noise from heaven. embellish which he spared neither cost nor “ They say Pharaoh used to tie those he labour, proposing thereby to create in his had a mind to punish, by the hands and subjects a superstitious veneration of him- feet to four stakes fixed in the ground, and self as a god. This garden or paradise was so tormented them." called the garden of Irem, and is mentioned A fine poem might be made upon this in the 'Koran, and often alluded to by the story. A female Arabian, blameless and oriental writers. The city, they tell us, is miserable, finds herself in this city; she still standing in the desarts of Aden, being meets one inhabitant, who had been so much preserved by Providence as a monument of better than his countrymen, that when they divine justice, though it be invisible, unless were destroyed and thrown into hell, he very rarely, when God permits it to be was left alone, a wretched man. And every seen, a favour one Colabah pretended to full moon Azrael appeared to him to know have received in the reign of the Khalif if he were willing to die, and the wretched Moâwiyah, who sending for him to know man, though death was his hourly wish, the truth of the matter, Colabab related his yet durst not die. The angel comes again, whole adventure; that as he was seeking a -she falls prostrate before him, and as a camel he had lost, he found himself on a reward he drops the drops of bitterness sudden at the gates of this city, and enter- from his sword, but the drops of death are ing it, saw not one inhabitant, at which be- sweet to her, and she expires with a smile. ing terrified, he stayed no longer than to The Adite then takes courage, and blesses take with him some fine stones which he God, and dies. shewed the Khalif."-SALE.

The descendants of Ad in process of The note says, “ Ad left two sons, Shed-time falling from the worship of the true dâd and Sheddîd, who reigned jointly after

God into idolatry, God sent the prophet his decease, and extended their power over

Hûd (who is generally agreed to be Hethe greater part of the world. But Sheddid ber) to preach to and reclaim them. But dying, his brother became sole monarch; they refusing to acknowledge his mission, who having heard of the celestial paradise,

or to obey him, God sent a hot and suffo. made a garden in imitation thereof in the cating wind, which blew seven nights and

eight days together, and entering at their

nostrils, past through their bodies, and deHappy Al Ahkâf then, For many and brave were his sons,

stroyed them all, a very few only excepted, His daughters were many and fair.”-i. 19.

who had believed in Ilûd, and retired with

J. W. W. him to another place. Schedad is also called !“ Hast thou not considered how thy Lord Iram Ben Omad. dealt with Ad, the people of Irem, adorned with lofty buildings, the like whereof hath not been erected in the land ? and with Thamud, who hewed the rocks in the valley into houses ? and

Le Prophete Houd. with Pharaoh, the contriver of the stakes, who

“ Dieu le destina pour précher à ce peu. had behaved insolently in the earth, and multiplied corruptions therein ?"- Koran, ch. 89. The ple l'unité de son essence, et pour le deday break.

tourner du culte des Idoles. Ces Idoles

etoient Sakiah, qu'ils invoquoient pour avoir de la pluye. Morthad qui etoit le plus sage de la pluie: Hafedhah, à qui ils recouroient de cette troupe, et qui avoit été persuadé pour etre preservés de mauvaises rencontres par les predications du P. Houd, remontroit pendant leurs voyages: Razecah, qu'ils croy- souvent à ses compagnons, qu'il etoit inuoient leur fournir les choses necessaires à la tile d'aller faire des prieres en ce lieu-la, vie; et Salemalı qu'ils imploroient pour le si auparavant on n'adheroit aux verites recouvrement de la santé, quand ils étoient que le P. Houd leur préchoit, et si l'on ne malades. Ces Adites habitoient dans l’Ara- faisoit une serieuse penitence de leur peche bie Heureuse en une contrée nommée d'incredulité. Car comment voulez-vous, Aheaf, mot qui signifie en Arabe des col- leur disoit-il, que Dieu repande sur nous lines de sable. Houd précha inutilement à la pluie abondante de sa misericorde, si ce peuple pendant plusieurs années, jusqu'à nous refusons d'ecouter la voix de celui ce que Dieu enfin se lassa de les attendre qu'il a envoye pour nous instruire ? à penitence.

“Kil, qui etoit des plus obstinés dans son “ La premiere punition que Dieu leur erreur, et par consequent des plus contraires envoya, fut une famine de trois ans conse- au Prophete, entendant les discours de son cutifs, pendant lesquels le ciel fut fermé collegue, pria aussi-tot le Roi

vie de repour eux. Cette famine jointe à beaucoup tenir prisonnier Mortadh, pendant


lui d'autres maux qu'elle causa, emporta une

et les siens iroient faire leurs prieres sur la grande partie de ce peuple, qui etoit le plus colline. Moavie se rendit à ses instances, fort, le plus riche, et le plus puissant de et retenant celui ci prisonnier, permit aux toute l'Arabie.

autres poursuivre leur voyage, et d'accom“ Les Adites se voyant reduits à une plir leur væu. telle extremité, et ne recevant aucun secours “Kil demeuré seul chef de ces fourvoyés, de leurs fausses Divinités, resolurent de faire etant arrivé avec les siens sur le lieu, fit ainsi un pelerinage en un lieu de la Province de sa priere: Seigneur, donnez au peuple d'Ad Hegiaz,ou est situéepresentement laMecque. de la pluye telle qu'il vous plaira ; et il ne Il s'elevoit pour lors en ce lieu une colline l'eut pas plutot achevée, qu'il parut trois de sable rouge, autour de laquelle on voy- nuées au ciel, l'une blanche, l'autre rouge, oit toujours un grand concours de divers et la troisieme noire; en meme temps on peuples ; et toutes ces nations, tant fideles entendit retentir du ciel ces paroles, Choisis qu' infidelles, croyoient obtenir de Dieu, en laquelle tu veux de ces trois. Kil choisit la le visitant avec devotion, tout ce qu'elles noire, qu'il croyoit la plus chargée et la plus lui demandoient concernant les besoins et abondante en eau dont ils avoient une exles necessités de la vie.

treme besoin ; et apres avoir fait ce choix, “ Les Adites ayant donc resolu d'entre- | il quitta aussi-tot cet endroit, pour prendre prendre ce voyage religieux, choisirent 70 la route de son pays, se flattant du succès hommes, à la tete desquels ils mirent Mor- | heureux qu'avoit eu son voyage. tadh et Kil, les deux plus considerables per- “ Aussi-tot que Kil fut arrivé dans la valsonnages du pays, pour s'acquitter au nom lée de Magaith, une des contrées du pays de tout le peuple de ce devoir, et obtenir des Adites, il donna part à ses compatriotes du ciel par ce moyen, la pluie sans laquelle de la reponse favorable qu'il avoit reçue, tout etoit perdu chez eux. Ces gens etant et de la nuée qui devoit arroser bientot toutes partis, arriverent aupres de Moavie, qui leurs terres: ces peuples insenses sortirent regnoit pour lors dans la Province de He- tous de leurs habitations pour la recevoir ; giaz, et en furent tres-bien reçus. Ils lui mais cette nuée, qui n'etoit grosse que de la exposerent le sujet de leur voyage, et lui vengeance divine, ne produisit qu'un vent demanderent la permission d'aller faire leurs tresfroid et tres violent que les Arabes appeldevotions à la colline rouge, pour obtenir | lent Sarsar, lequel soufllant pendant 7 nuits et 7 jours entiers, extermina tous les Infi

The Wise Man's Remarks on the Palace. deles du pays, et ne laissa en vie que le P. Houd avec ceux qui l'avoient écouté, et LAMAI, dans ses opuscules, rapporte embrassé la foi.”—D'HERBELOT.

qu'un grand prince qu'il ne nomme point, ayant fait batir un superbe palais, voulut le

faire voir à tous les gens d'esprit et de bon Huc respicit Atthar in Pendnameh

goût de la ville ; il les convia pour cet effet “Qui mandatum potentiæ suæ dedit vento.

à un grand festin qu'il leur avoit fait preUt supplicium meritum populo Adi daret.” parer, et leur demanda apres le repas s'ils Pæscos Asiat. Com.

avoient connoissance de quelque bâtiment plus magnifique, et plus parfait dans l'architecture, dans les ornements ou dans les meu

bles. Un chacun des conviés se contenta Mahommedan Purgatory."

de lui temoigner son admiration, et de lui “ARAF, un lieu qui est entre le paradis donner des louanges, à la reserve d'un seul, et l'enfer des Mahometans.”

lequel menant une vie plus retirée et plus Some deem it merely a veil of separation, austere, etoit du nombre de ceux que les some a strong wall; others hold it to be “un Arabes appellent en leur langue Zahed. purgatoire, dans lequel demeurent ceux d'. “Cet homme parla fort librement au prince, entre les Fideles, dont les bonnes et les me- et lui dit; Je trouve un grand defaut dans chantes actions sont dans une telle egalité, ce batiment, qui consiste en ce que les fonqu'ils n'ont pas assez merité pour entrer en dements n'en sont pas bons, ni les murs asParadis, ni assez demerité pour etre con- sez forts; de sorte qu'Azrael y pourra pedamnes au feu de l'Enfer, ils voyent de ce netrer de tous cotés, et le Sarsar? y passera lieu la gloire des bien heureux, ils les felici- aisement. Et comme on lui montroit des tent de leur bonheur; mais le desir ardent lambris azurés et dorés du meme palais, dont qu'ils ont de se joindre à eux, leur tient lieu l'ouvrage merveilleux surpassoit encore la d'une grande peine.

richesse de la matiere, il dit, il y a ici en“ Mais enfin au jour du Jugement uni- core une fort grande incommodité; c'est versel, lorsque tous les hommes, avant que qu'on ne peut point bien juger de ces ouvd'etre jugés, seront cités pour rendre hom- rages, à moins que l'on ne soit couché à la mage à leur Createur, ceux qui sont enfer- renverse; voulant signifier par cette maniere mes dans ce lieu, se prosterneront devant de parler, que l'on ne connoissoit jamais bien la face du Seigneur en l'adorant; et par cet ces choses qu'au lit de la mort, d'ou l'on en acte de religion qui leur tiendra lieu de me- decouvroit seulement alors la vanité. rite, le nombre de leurs bonnes auvres ve

“Le discours du Zahed donna le courage vant à surpasser celui des mauvaises, ils en- à un philosophe, de dire au meme prince ; treront dans la gloire.

vous avez employé beaucoup de temps à ba“Saadi dit, touchant ce lieu nommé Araf, tir ce palais de boue et de corruption, que qu'il paroit un enfer aux bienheureux, et un vous voyez cependant avoir si peu de soliparadis aux damnés.”—D'HERBELOT. dité; quand vous l'auriez élevé jusqu'au

ciel, ne savez-vous pas qu'il sera reduit un “ Hath not Allah made

jour en poussiere? Le temps qui vous donne Al Araf in his wisdom ? where the sight ici deux jours de repos que vous employez

Of heaven may kindle in the penitent
The strong and purifying fire of hope,

9 - The walls are weak, the building ill secure. Till, at the Day of Judgment, he shall see

Azrael can enter in ! The Mercy-Gates unfold.”—Thalaba, xii. 34.

J. W. W.

The Sarsar can pierce through,
The Icy Wind of Death."

Thulaba, i. 36.-J. W. W.


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