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Nor the warm Zephyr touch'd and tainted it.
before their guest
And water from the well.
Had pluck'd its acid fruit,
And steep'd it in water long;
He would not wish for wine.
And a modest pleasure kindled her cheek,
Whither is gone the Boy?
And clos'd with wax the wound,
And watch'd its ripening rind,
The treasure now matur'd.
And proffers to the guest.
Abdaldar ate, and he was satisfied :
And now his tongue discours'd
Of regions far remote,
The father of the family,
eye and quiet smile,
She loitered on the way,
And still the wily man
Directs his winning tale.
Thy hate, thy bloody aim,.. Into what deep damnation wilt thou plunge
Thy miserable soul!...
Look! how his eye delighted watches thine !..
Look! how his open lips
And nearer now he comes,
Then, as in familiar mood,
The Sorcerer laid his hand,
While the sudden shoot of joy
" It is the hour of prayer, . . “ My children, let us purify ourselves,
“ And praise the Lord our God !”
The Boy the water brought; After the law they purified themselves, And bent their faces to the earth in
All, save Abdaldar; over Thalaba
Before his lifted arm receiv'd
Its impulse to descend,
The Blast of the Desert came. Prostrate in prayer, the pious family
Felt not the Simoom pass. They rose, and lo! the Sorcerer lying dead, Holding the dagger in his blasted hand.
NOTES ON BOOK SECOND.
A Teraph stood against the cavern side.-P. 62. The manner how the Teraphim were made is fondly conceited thus among the Rabbies. They killed a man that was a first-born son, and wrung off his head, and seasoned it with salt and spices, and wrote, upon a plate of gold, the name of an unclean spirit, and put it under the head upon a wall, and lighted candles before it, and worshipped it.-Godwyn's Moses and Aaron.
By Rabbi Eleazar, it is said to be the head of a child.
But Eblis, &c.-P. 67. The Devil, whom Mahommed names Eblis, from his despair, was once one of those angels who are nearest to God's presence, called Azazil; and fell (according to the doctrine of the Koran), for refusi to Adam at the command of God.- Koran, ch. 2. 7. 15.
God created the body of Adam of Salzal, that is, of dry. but upbaked clay; and left it forty nights, or, according to others, forty years, lying without a soul ; and the De-, vil came to it, and kicked it, and it sounded. And God, breathed into it a soul with his breath, sending it in at his eyes; and he himself saw his nose still dead clay, and