Thalaba the Destroyer

Thalaba the Destroyer

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...thy bower of Paradise, Receive me, still unstain'd!" XXXII. "What!" exclaim'd Okba, "darest thou disobey, Abandoning all claim To Allah's longer aid?" The eager exultation of his speech Earthward recall'd the thoughts of Thalaba. 'And dost thou triumph, murderer? dost thou deem Because I perish, that the unsleeping lids Of justice shall be closed upon thy crime? Poor, miserable man! that thou canst live ' With such beast-blindness in the present joy, When o'er thy head the sword of God Hangs for the certain stroke!" "Servant of Allah, thou hast disobey'd; God hath abandon'd thee; This hour is mine I" cried Okba, And shook his daughter off, And drew the dagger from his vest, And aim'd the deadly blow. All was accomplish'd. Laila rush'd between To save the saviour youth. She met the blow, and sunk into his arms, And Azrael, from the hands of Thalaba, Received her parting soul.9 Those, sir, that traffic in these seas, Fraught not their bark with fears. Sir Robert Howard. I. O Fool, to think thy human hand Could check the chariot-wheels of Destiny! To dream of weakness in the all-knowing Mind, That his decrees should change! To hope that the united powers Of earth, and air, and hell, Might blot one letter from the book of fate, Might break one link of the eternal chain! Thou miserable, wicked, poor old man, Fall now upon the body of thy child, Beat now thy breast, and pluck the bleeding hairs From thy grey beard, and lay Thine ineffectual hand to close her wound, And call on hell to aid, And call on Heaven to send Its merciful thunderbolt! Ii. The young Arabian silently Beheld his frantic grief. The presence of the hated youth To raging anguish stung The wretched sorcerer. "Aye! look and triumph!" he...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 4.06mm | 158.76g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581482
  • 9781236581488