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#35223 Richard Francis Burton

Travellers likeare mostly an angry race. .

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#35224 Richard Francis Burton

Now the last hookah has gone out, and the most restless of our servants has turned in. The roof of the cabin is strewed with bodies anything but fragrant, indeed, we cannot help pitying the melancholy fate of poor , who is traditionally supposed to encircle such sleepers with his soft arms. Could you believe it possible that through such a night as this they choose to sleep under those wadded cotton coverlets, and dread not instantaneous asphixiation? .

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#35225 Richard Francis Burton

Is not man born with a love of change — an Englishman to be discontented — an Anglo-Indian to grumble? .

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#35227 Richard Francis Burton

Of the gladest moments in human life, methinks is the departure upon a distant journey to unknown lands. .

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#35229 Richard Francis Burton

How melancholy a thing is success. Whilst failure inspirits a man, attainment reads the sad prosy lesson that all our glories "Are shadows, not substantial things." Truly said the sayer, "disappointment is the salt of life" a salutary bitter which strengthens the mind for fresh exertion, and gives a double value to the prize. .

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#35230 Richard Francis Burton

Of the gladest moments in human life, methinks is the departure upon a distant journey to unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the Slavery of Home, man feels once more happy. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood....afresh dawns the morn of life... .

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#35231 Richard Francis Burton

Support a compatriot against a native, however the former may blunder or plunder. .

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#35232 Richard Francis Burton

The point must be delivered smartly, with but little exertion of force, more like a dart than a thrust... .

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#35233 Richard Francis Burton

Conquer thyself, till thou hast done this, thou art but a slave; for it is almost as well to be subjected to another's appetite as to thine own. .

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#35235 Richard Francis Burton

The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty but to have a slave of his own. .

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#35236 Richard Francis Burton

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself. .

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#35238 Richard Francis Burton

Starting in a hollowed log of wood — some thousand miles up a river, with an infinitesimal prospect of returning! I ask myself 'Why?' and the only echo is 'damned fool!... the Devil drives'. .

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#35239 Richard Francis Burton

Ne'er the self-same men shall meet; the years shall make us other men. .

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#35241 Richard Francis Burton

The Translator has ventured to entitle a "Lay of the Higher Law" the following composition, which aims at being in advance of its time; and he has not feared the danger of collision with such unpleasant forms as the "Higher Culture." The principles which justify the name are as follows: — The Author asserts that Happiness and Misery are equally divided and distributed in the world. He makes Self-cultivation, with due regard to others, the sole and sufficient object of human life. He suggests that the affections, the sympathies, and the "divine gift of Pity" are man's highest enjoyments. He advocates suspension of judgment, with a proper suspicion of "Facts, the idlest of superstitions." Finally, although destructive to appearance, he is essentially reconstructive. For other details concerning the Poem and the Poet, the curious reader is referred to the end of the volume. .

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#35242 Richard Francis Burton

Hardly we find the path of love, to sink the self, forget the "I," when sad suspicion grips the heart, when Man, the Man begins to die... .

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#35243 Richard Francis Burton

I .

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#35244 Richard Francis Burton

Friends of my youth, a last adieu! haply some day we meet again; Yet ne'er the self-same men shall meet; the years shall make us other men. .

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#35245 Richard Francis Burton

III .

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#35246 Richard Francis Burton

Hardly we find the path of love, to sink the self, forget the "I," When sad suspicion grips the heart, when Man, the Man begins to die: .

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#35247 Richard Francis Burton

We dance along Death's icy brink, but is the dance less full of fun? .

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#35248 Richard Francis Burton

How Thought is imp'otent to divine the secret which the gods defend, The Why of birth and life and death, that Isis-veil no hand may rend. Eternal Morrows make our day; our is is aye to be till when Night closes in; 'tis all a dream, and yet we die, — and then and then?And still the Weaver plies his loom, whose warp and woof is wretched Man Weaving th' unpattern'd dark design, so dark we doubt it owns a plan. .

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#35249 Richard Francis Burton

Cease, Man, to mourn, to weep, to wail; enjoy thy shining hour of sun; We dance along Death's icy brink, but is the dance less full of fun? .

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#35250 Richard Francis Burton

How shall the Shown pretend to ken aught of the Showman or the Show? .

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#35251 Richard Francis Burton

IV .

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#35252 Richard Francis Burton

There is no , no man-made God; a bigger, stronger, crueller man; Black phantom of our baby-fears, ere Thought, the life of Life, began. .

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#35253 Richard Francis Burton

How shall the Shown pretend to ken aught of the Showman or the Show? Why meanly bargain to believe, which only means thou ne'er canst know? How may the passing Now contain the standing Now — ? — An endless is without a was , the be and never the to-be? .

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#35254 Richard Francis Burton

Unknown, Incomprehensible, whate .

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#35255 Richard Francis Burton

Grant an Idea, Primal Cause, the Causing Cause, why crave for more? Why strive its depth and breadth to mete, to trace its work, its aid to .

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#35256 Richard Francis Burton

Your childish fears would seek a Sire, by the non-human God defined, What your five wits may wot ye weet; what is you please to dub "design .

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#35257 Richard Francis Burton

Man worships self: his God is Man; the struggling of the mortal mind To form its model as 'twould be, the perfect of itself to find. .

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#35259 Richard Francis Burton

What call ye them or Goods or Ills, ill-goods, good-ills, a loss, a gain, When realms arise and falls a roof; a world is won, a man is slain? .

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#35260 Richard Francis Burton

Allis false, all Faith is true:is the shattered mirror strown in myriad bits; while each believes his little bit the whole to own. .

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#35261 Richard Francis Burton

VI .

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#35262 Richard Francis Burton

Allis false, all Faith is true:is the shattered mirror strown In myriad bits; while each believes his little bit the whole to own. .

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#35263 Richard Francis Burton

What is the Truth? was askt of yore. Reply all object Truth is one As twain of halves aye makes a whole; the moral Truth for all is none. .

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#35264 Richard Francis Burton

As palace mirror'd in the stream, as vapour mingled with the skies, So weaves the brain of mortal man the tangled web of Truth and Lies. .

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#35265 Richard Francis Burton

What see we here? Forms, nothing more! Forms fill the brightest, strongest eye, We know not substance; 'mid the shades shadows ourselves we live and die. .

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#35266 Richard Francis Burton

"Faith mountains move" I hear: I see the practice of the world unheed The foolish vaunt, the blatant boast that serves our vanity to feed. "Faith stands unmoved"; and why? Because man's silly fancies still remain, And will remain till wiser man the day-dreams of his youth disdain. .

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#35267 Richard Francis Burton

"'Tis blessed to believe"; you say: The saying may be true enow And it can add to Life a light: — only remains to show us how. .

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#35268 Richard Francis Burton

With God's foreknowledge man's free will! what monster-growth of human brain, What powers of light shall ever pierce this puzzle dense with words inane? .

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#35269 Richard Francis Burton

"Be ye Good Boys, go seek for Heav'en, come pay the priest that holds the key;" So spake, and speaks, and aye shall speak the last to enter Heaven, — he. .

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#35270 Richard Francis Burton

Yes Truth may be, but 'tis not Here; mankind must seek and find it There, But Where nor I nor you can tell, nor aught earth-mother ever bare. Enough to think that Truth can be: come sit we where the roses glow, Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to 'unknow.' .

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#35271 Richard Francis Burton

Life is a ladder infinite-stepped, that hides its rungs from human eyes.. .

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#35272 Richard Francis Burton

VII .

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#35273 Richard Francis Burton

Words, words that gender things! The soul is a new-comer on the scene; Sufficeth not the breath of Life to work the matter-born machine? The race of Be'ing from dawn of Life in an unbroken course was run; What men are pleased to call their Souls was in the hog and dog begun: Life is a ladder infinite-stepped, that hides its rungs from human eyes; Planted its foot in chaos-gloom, its head soars high above the skies: No break the chain of Being bears; all things began in unity; And lie the links in regular line though haply none the sequence see. .

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#35274 Richard Francis Burton

No break the chain of Being bears; all things began in unity; And lie the links in regular line though haply none the sequence see. .

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#35275 Richard Francis Burton

"Th' immortal mind of mortal man!" we hear yon loud-lunged Zealot cry; Whose mind but means his sum of thought, an essence of atomic "I." Thought is the work of brain and nerve, in small-skulled idiot poor and mean; In sickness sick, in sleep asleep, and dead when Death lets drop the scene. .

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#35276 Richard Francis Burton

"Tush!" quoth the Zahid, "well we ken the teaching of the school abhorr'd "That maketh man automaton, mind a secretion, soul a word." "Of molecules and protoplasm you matter-mongers prompt to prate; "Of jelly-speck development and apes that grew to man's estate." Vain cavil! all that is hath come either by Mir'acle or by Law; — Why waste on this your hate and fear, why waste on that your love and awe? .

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#35277 Richard Francis Burton

Is not the highest honour his who from the worst hath drawn the best; May not your Maker make the world from matter, an it suit His hest? Nay more, the sordider the stuff the cunninger the workman's hand:Cease, then, your own Almighty Power to bind, to bound, to understand. .

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#35278 Richard Francis Burton

is 's sole arbiter, theLaby'rinth's single clue... .

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