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Excerpt from Narrative of a Year s Journey Through, Vol 2 of 2 Central and Eastern Arabia 1862 63 He presented himself with an air Of cheerful modesty, and before stating his case entered, by way Of introduction, into a discourse which proved him a master Of Islamitic lore Under our roof he affected a special tenderness for the Damascene school of doctrine, took careExcerpt from Narrative of a Year s Journey Through, Vol 2 of 2 Central and Eastern Arabia 1862 63 He presented himself with an air Of cheerful modesty, and before stating his case entered, by way Of introduction, into a discourse which proved him a master Of Islamitic lore Under our roof he affected a special tenderness for the Damascene school of doctrine, took care to remind us that the son of abd el wahhab had learned the true faith in the capital of Syria, and insinuated that we ourselves were doubtless Of equal ortho doxy and learning It was a pleasure to converse with him on topics in which he was thoroughly at home, and a few encomiums soon led him to instruct us on many points of Wahhabee doctrine and manners At last, from abstract, he descended to practical regions, and begged me to examine his chest I prescribed what seemed requisite, and he took his leave, but not till after exacting a promise Of our honouring his house with our presence at an early dinner next day All this familiarity pleased yet alarmed aboo eysa Pleased, because admittance to the domestic circle of SO high a Character in the orthodox world was, in common phrase, a feather in our cap, and a ticket Of respectability elsewhere and alarmed when he considered the treacherous and evil heart Of our future host Indeed, this latter feeling so far predominated, that he advised us not to stand to our engagement but I did not think fit to comply with this over cautious admonition.Next day, a little before noon, abd el kercem, in a long White robe, modest guise, and staff in hand, came to our abode in person, and claimed the fulfilment Of our promise We rose arid accompanied him across the market place and behind the palace, through neat streets where decorum and gravity were manifestly the order of the day, till we reached his dwelling.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Title: Narrative of a Year's Journey Through, Vol. 2 of 2: Central and Eastern Arabia (1862-63) (Classic Reprint) Author: William Gifford Palgrave وليم جيفور بالجريف ISBN: 9781332023752 Page: 254 Format: Paperback