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“ Were there a place more exalted than “ 'Tis too small a praise of thy ineffable the most high throne of God, I would affirm power to call it the zenith of power, since it to be thy place, O Master of the faith- the zenith is no more than the nadir of the ful!

power of thy porter. " That we may give thee praises worthy “ These two stars, which are the eyes

of of thyself, it behoves us to depaint thy the world, are two globes, which not having wonderful essence; but for that reason been thought beautiful enough to make a alone it is impossible to praise thee ac- part of the structure of thy mansion were cording to thy merit, O Father of the placed at the avenues. faithful !

“ The famous bird which is placed over “ Thou art all that thou deservedst to the roof of thy palace raises from the earth be; but who can comprehend thy merit, the nine vaults of heaven like a grain of unless it be thy God? 0 Master of the wheat. faithful!

“ Whatever the gulph of predestination “ We beg all as poor beggars at the gate encloses, its wonders and its prodigies came of thy Beneficence, and the kings of the not to light, nor were made manifest but world are in the number of those beggars, by thy commandment. O Master of the faithful!

“ The humble slave of thy grandeur, poor “ The price of thy favours surpasses the Hassan, employs himself day and night every capacity of human understanding. The year, every month in the country of Amul weight of thy majesty and thy glory is too to sing thy praises. heavy for the shoulders of human under- Devoutly he prostrates his face to the standing."

earth at the gate of thy glorious palace; he The sixth Song.

exposes to thy eyes a sick heart, of which he

implores from thee the cure. Being of an unconceivable puissance,

“ Can a man conceal his distemper from the coinmands of Providence are executed

a wholesome remedy ? Certainly it is no by thy orders. Thou canst turn with thy piece of wisdom for a man to conceal his hand alone the vast celestial sphere.

distemper from an infallible and sovereign “ The Sun, under whose shadow and auspicious omens Nature rolls, is but a glittering beam of the clasp of thy girdle.

The seventh Song. “ The eternal fountain of which the visible “ Glorious city of Nedgef, since thou art ocean is not so much as a single drop, is become the mansion of the son of the faith, itself but a drop to the sea of thy bounty. thy territory is become more honourable

“ Human wit, that divided the world into than the country of Zemzem and Mecca the four parts, is no more with thee than an holy. atom of dust. He divides his knowledge Nedgef is the true Kabehfor people into ten degrees, but how many degrees are that seek the truth, because the adamant of required to be a canton of thy knowledge. religion has there his habitation.

“ The Superiour of the College of the " Which is also the son of pure belief, Creation, Gabriel, with all his art and the Master of the faithful, the Governor of knowledge, is but a meer scholar to thee. the kingdom of the love of God, the chief

“ The verses of the Alcoran, which assure of the citizens of the heavenly Babylon. men of the favour and mercy of God, were “ () destroyer of heresy, thou art the sent from heaven for thy sake.

cure.

secretary of the commandments of divine

1 “ The Mahometans say that God created the world by the ministry of angels, which is drawn from the theology of the Jews.”

2 “ The house of Abraham, to which the Alcoran commands pilgrimage once in a man's life.”

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inspiration, the judge of things commanded | confreres le secourent sans en être priez. or forbidden.

Si son fusil se crève ou se casse, chacun “ If the idea of thee the most noble in d'eux s'empresse à lui en offrir un autre. divine sense were not in the world, the Si ses enfans sont pris ou tuez par les enworld would be but an imperfect and sense- nemis, on lui donne autant d'esclaves qu'il less figure.

en a besoin pour le faire subsister. Il n'y “ Supreme majesty, who hast augmented a que ceux qui sont Chretiens, et qui dethe lustre of the supreme throne, all crea- meurent aux portes de nos villes, chez qui tures incessantly praise thy name.

l'argent soit en usage.

Les autres ne veu. “ The sun is less than an atom in the lent ni le manier, ni même le voir, ils l'apheaven of assemblies where thou art ho- pellent le Serpent des François. Ils disent noured: and the atoms are greater than the qu'on se tuë, qu'on se pille, qu'on se diffame, sun, upon those places of the earth where qu'on se vend, et qu'on se trahit parmi nous thou hast wrought thy miracles.

pour de l'argent; que les maris vendent “ The crown of Gerashid' is cloudy and leurs femmes, et les meres leurs filles pour tarnished before the heron tuft of thy tur

ce metal.

Ils trouvent étrange que les uns ban. The throne of Fereydon is a wooden ayent plus de bien que les autres, et que bench in comparison of thy seat.

ceux qui en ont le plus, soient estimez da“ The glory of Solomon, who was the vantage que ceux qui en ont le moins. glory of the earth, was a small thing in com- Enfin, ils disent que le tître de Sauvages, parison of thee, because it was only borrow- dont nous les qualifions, nous conviendroit ed of the durable glory of thy servant Sel- mieux que celui d'hommes, puis qu'il n'y a

rien moins que de l'homme sage dans toutes “ The infallibility of Predestination de- nos actions. Ceux qui ont été en France pends only upon thy conduct : she is so mo- m'ont souvent tourmenté sur tous les maux dest as never to set her foot before thine.

qu'ils y ont vu faire, et sur les desordres “ 'Tis a sin to compare thee with man, qui se commettent dans nos villes, pour de for how can a lump of earth pretend to com- l'argent. On a beau leur donner des raisons pare with a diamond of the clearest water ? pour leur faire connoitre que la proprieté

“ Human wit cannot find a man equal to des biens est utile au maintien de la Societé; thee, but by turning toward Mahomet. This ils se moquent de tout ce qu'on peut dire is our firm and clear faith, and I say no

sur cela.

Au reste, ils ne se querellent,

ni ne se battent, ni ne se volent, et ne mé“ They cry with a loud voice upon the disent jamais les uns des autres.

Ils se gates of Paradise to those that come to visit moquent des Sciences et des Arts, ils se thy highness, you that have repented and raillent de la grande subordination qu'ils are become good people, receive your salary, remarquent parmi nous. Ils nous traitent entering there for ever.

d'esclaves, ils disent que nous sommes des miserables dont la vie ne tient à rien, que

nous nous degradons de notre condition, en [Indian Notion of European Faithlessness.] nous reduisant à la servitude d'un seul

homme qui peut tout, et qui n'a d'autre “ Les Sauvages ne connoissent ni le tien, loi que sa volonté ; que nous nous battons ni le mien, car on peut dire que ce qui est

et nous querellons incessamment, que les à l'un est à l'autre. Lors qu’un Sauvage enfans se moquent de leurs peres, que nous n'a pas réüssi à la chasse des castors, ses

ne sommes jamais d'accord; que nous nous emprisonnons les uns les autres, et que

Ils I“ The ancient kings of Persia of the first

même nous nous detruisons en public. race and monarchs of the last."

s'estiment au delà de tout ce qu'on peut

more.

s'imaginer, 'et alleguent pour toute raison, qu'ils sont aussi grands maitres les uns que

[Phantoms, or Estantiguas, about Munda] les autres, parce que les hommes étant " Or dia, como tengo dicho, se ven impêtris d'un même limon, il ne doit point y pressas señales de despojos, de armas y caavoir de distinction, ni de subordination vallos; y ven los moradores encontrarse por entre eux. Ils pretendent que leur con- el aire esquadrones, oyense vozes, como de tentement d'esprit surpasse de beaucoup personas que acometem : estantiguas llama nos richesses ; que toutes nos Sciences ne el vulgo Español a semejantes aparencias, o valent pas celle de savoir passer la vie dans fantasmas, que el vaho de la tierra, quando une tranquillité parfaite ; qu'un homme el Sol sale, ò se pone forma en el aire baxo,

n'est homme chez nous qu'autant qu'il est como se ven en el alto las nubes formadas riche.' Mais que parmi eux, il faut pour en varias figuras, y semejanças.”—MENDOZA. être homme avoir le talent de bien courir, chasser, pêcher, tirer un coup de fleche et de fusil, conduire un canot, savoir faire la

Hawks of Noroega. guerre, connoitre les forets, vivre de peu, construire des cabanes, couper des arbres, last bird which they catch in a winter day,

“ The Ilawks of Noroega keep alive the et savoir faire cent lieuës dans les bois sans

that he may keep their feet warm at night, autre guide ni provision que son arc et ses fleches. Ils disent encore que nous sommes

and at morning they let him go, and ob

serve which way he flies, that they may not des trompeurs qui leur vendons de tresmauvaises marchandises quatre fois plus him for the comfort he has given them."

hunt in that quarter, not wishing to hurt qu'elles ne valent, en echange de leurs cas

Arte de Furtar. tors; que nos fusils crèvent à tout moment et les estropient, apres les avoir bien payez. Je voudrois avoir le tems de vous raconter toutes les sottises qu'ils disent touchant nos

[Vision of the two Jesuits.] manieres, il y auroit de quoi m'occuper dix 1576. Two Jesuits were going from S. ou douze jours.”—La Hontan.

Vicente, in Brazil, to N. Senhora da Conçeiçam de Itanhae. “Fazendo seu caminho

estes Religiosos, fechouse a noite, & come[Circassian Gentlemen.]

caram a ver ao, longe, como distancia de “ Ceux qui tiennent parmi eux (les Cir- tres, ou quatro legoas pella, mesma praia, cassiens) le rang de gentils-hommes, sont hum fogo grande, et afastados delles outros tout le jour sans rien faire, demeurent assis menores, que deziam ser outo, outros, doze, et parlent fort peu.”- TAVERNIER. a modo de figuras humanas; cuja vista co

mecou a metellos em medo & espanto; mas

apagouse presto & desapareceo. Porem [Superstition relative to the Indian Crocodile.] quanda menos cuidavam, tornarom a ver o

“ The Indian Crocodile is easily tamed. mesmo portento mais temeroso, & pello Some of the Malays at Batavia are so su- mesmo modo, & tam perto de si, que claraperstitious as to imagine that such a croco- mente enxergavam ser a maneira de hum dile is their brother or sister. They endea- corpo humano, o qual lançava da cabeça vour, therefore, to save some of their pro- grandes chamas de fogo, como se cada qual visions, that they may every day carry food dos cabellos della fora a luz de huma grande to the crocodile, which approaches at their tocha, mas de diversa cor : ficaram atonitos call." -FORSTER'S Note to Fra Paolino du os Padres a vista de couza tam horrenda, San Bartolomeo's Voyage to the East In

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worn by women made after that fashion, and therefore so called. Others, with more probability, say the word is Arabick.”—PiNEDAS' Dictionary.

entranhas huma labarede de fogo, nem mais nem menos, que a de fornalha dos engenhos de açuquar, quando mais a cesa & rigurosa : & da mesma maneira apareciaõ os fogos das outo, ou doze figuras humanas, posto que de estatura menor, que representavam moços de quinze annos de idade: estes hiam como bailando & fazendo festa, a figura maior em circuito.-Huns diziam que devia de ser certas pessoas, de quem se dizia que morreraõ em mao estado ; outros que eram avizos de Deos, & outras cousas semelhantes. O certo hé que com estas figuras costuma o Senhor mostrarnos as penas do inferno, pera horror & freio de peccadores, quando as veem, ou em si, ou pintadas, quais estas logo andaram em painel pella terra, et foram mandados a Portugal, com espanto de lodos."— Vida do P. Joseph Anchieta. Lisboa, 1672.

Bausan or Bausana. " A FIGURE made like a man and stuffed with straw, used formerly to set on walls where the garrison was weak, to make it appear stronger; and from these inanimate statues applied to signify a fool, or heavy stupid person, or one that stands gazing at any thing as if he were out of his senses." -Ibid.

[Effect of Exorcism.] “Nam sei que tinha com esta praya o inimigo infernal ; parece pretendia com seus rigores fazer difficultozo o caminho da romaria da Senhora. Por huma parte della caminhava Joseph outra noite, em companhia de alguns Romeiros, quando a des horas The aparece outra vizam tambem

espantosa; huma figura de hum homem armado em fogos, metido em prisoens de cadeas, & grilhoens de fogo. A vista desta vizam horrenda, nam poderam sosterse em pe os companheiros de puro horror, & pegados as vestiduras de Joseph, gritavam que lhe acudisse ; assi o fez o Padre, & dizendo certos exorcismos da santa Igreja, desaparecco a vizam & se meteo no mar."-- Vida do ANCHIETA.

[Choultries.] “ FORTUNES are expended in building choultries on the roads for the accommodation of travellers, who there find shelter from the injuries of the weather. The Hindoos esteem such actions as very pleasing to the gods. The choultries are of Gothic construction, and in the major part no wood is made use of. They commonly consist of one large apartment, which sometimes is divided into two, without either door or window, and entirely open to the south, with a vaulted gallery all around, close to the building, which is always near a wood. All choultries have a tank, and a small pagoda dedicated to Pollear, that the traveller may perform his prayers and ablutions before he pursues his journey. Hospitality extends so far in some of these choultries as to regale the traveller with congee, a liquor made of rice and water." -SONNERAT.

Arandela. “A Thing in the shape of a funnel, fastened to the thick end of a lance to defend the man's hand, thought to have been invented at Arundel in Sussex, and thence to have its name. It is also a sort of band

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Bramins. “ Their persons are held so sacred that they cannot be punished with death for the commission of any crime whatever. If any bramin has merited death, his eyes are put out, but he is permitted to live. To kill a bramin is one of the five great and almost

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irremissible sins; and the Vedams ordain | ders' bodies transparent, so penetrating was that whoever is guilty of such a murder its splendour."—SEGREDOS da Natureza. must perform a pilgrimage of twelve years, One of those rascally quack books made asking alms, and carrying the skull of the up by modern ignorance from old impudeceased, out of which he is obliged to eat dence. and drink all that is given him. This time expired, he is to bestow large alms, and

[Siberian Earth.] build a temple to the god of the murdered bramin's sect."-Ibid.

“Some of the Siberian tribes, when they travel, carry a small bag of their native earth, the taste of which, they suppose, will

preserve them from all the evils of a foreign [Martin Heemskerke's Marriage Apportion- sky.”—GMELIN.

ment.] “ Martin HEEMSKERKE, ainsi nommé à cause d'un village de Holande d'où il étoit,

[White Boys.] Mourut à Haerlem 1574 âgé de soixante- “ BUSBy used to call his favourite schoseize ans. Ayant beaucoup travaillé pen- lars his white boys."— Note to FORD, vol. 1, dant qu'il vivoit, il mourut assez riche; pour laisser quelque memoire de lui, il legua par son testament de quoi marier tous les ans une fille du village d'où il étoit.

[Miracle of Francisco de Paula.] Mais ce fut à condition que le jour des “ A MIRACLE is told by Vieyra, of Saint nôces le marié et la marióe evec tous les Francisco de Paula, that when King Ferconviez, iroient danser sur sa fosse. Ce dinand of Naples laid on an oppressive tax, qui se pratiquoit si religieusement, à ce he broke a piece of the money so collected, qu'on m'assûra, qu' encore que le change- before him, and blood came out of it.”— ment de religion arrivé en ces pais-là, eût Corres. Braz. t. 16, p. 106. fait demolir et abbatre toutes les croix des cimetieres, les habitans neanmoins de Heemskerke n'ont jamais voulu permettre

Ideas, 8c. qu'on ôtât celle qui est sur la fosse de ce Peintre, laquelle est de cuivre, et leur sert A USEFUL chapter might be written upon comme d'un titre pour jouïr de la dot et de

historical errors, or rather falsehoods. la donation faite à leurs filles."-Entretiens

The pillars, which Procopius mentions, sur les Vies, &c. des Peintres, par Feli

of the Canaanites, fall under this head.

They may be classed with the written coIn some incubus tale the circumstance lumns of Shem and Jubal. confessed by witches (if decency be possible) may have a striking effect.

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THERE might be a new Pilgrim's Prorifico sensu insignis frigiditatis."

gress written, allegorizing the journey of life. Knight-errantry would not be an unfit basis,-as thus the first stages might be passed as a child under protection of the

Sage Phusis, who brings him safely by the [Marvellous Carbuncle.]

perilous passes where Small-Pox, Measles, Luiz BARTHOLOMEU says, that he &c. are the custom, each of course allegoa carbuncle of the king of Pegu so bright rized. The ceremony of knighting might that in a dark place it made all the bystan- | mark manhood. Then would be the fields

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