New Monthly Magazine Volume 10

New Monthly Magazine Volume 10

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...scene about to be acted. The sun, unusual in these climates, had set, surrounded by clouds of the colour of blood, and, as the night advanced, they rolled on in unceasing thunders over the summits of the adjacent Albors. At sudden intervals the moon was seen through the dense vapour, which covered her again as suddenly, and restored the night to its darkness and solemnity. I was seated lonely in the guard-room of the palace, when I heard the cries of the sentinels on the watch-towers, announcing midnight, and the voices of the Muezzins from the Mosques, the wild notes of whose chant, floating on the wind, ran through my veins with the chilling creep of death, and announced to me that the hour of murder was at hand! They were the harbingers of death to the helpless woman. I started up, --I could not bear to hear them more, --I rushed on in desperate haste, and, as I came to the appointed spot, I found my five companions already arrived sitting unconcerned on and about the coffin that was to carry my Zeenab to her eternal mansion. The only word I had power to say to them was, ' Shoud, '--' Is it done'? to which they answered, ' JN"e shoud, '--' It is not done;' to which ensued an awful silence. I had hoped that all v. as over, and that I should have been spared every other horror excepting that of conducting the melancholy procession to the place of burial; but no, the deed was still to be done, and I could not retreat. Or Elburz, the range of mountains behind Tehran, that separate the Prorince Mazcmderan from that of Isak. "On the confines of.the apartments allotted to the women in the Shah's palace, stands a high octagonal tower some thirty gez in height, seen conspicuous from all parts of the city, at the summit of which is a chamber in which he...show more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680073
  • 9781236680075