Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia; The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story; Vathek, an Arabian Tale
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Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia; The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story; Vathek, an Arabian Tale

By William Beckford, Samuel Johnson, Horace Walpole
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  • Transcriber’s Note:
  • SHORTER NOVELS EIGHTEENTH CENTURY RASSELAS—THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO—VATHEK
    • INTRODUCTION
    • CONTENTS
    • THE HISTORY OF RASSELAS PRINCE OF ABYSSINIA BY DOCTOR JOHNSON
      • SAMUEL JOHNSON
      • CHAPTER I DESCRIPTION OF A PALACE IN A VALLEY
      • CHAPTER II THE DISCONTENT OF RASSELAS IN THE HAPPY VALLEY
      • CHAPTER III THE WANTS OF HIM THAT WANTS NOTHING
      • CHAPTER IV THE PRINCE CONTINUES TO GRIEVE AND MUSE
      • CHAPTER V THE PRINCE MEDITATES HIS ESCAPE
      • CHAPTER VI A DISSERTATION ON THE ART OF FLYING
      • CHAPTER VII THE PRINCE FINDS A MAN OF LEARNING
      • CHAPTER VIII THE HISTORY OF IMLAC
      • CHAPTER IX THE HISTORY OF IMLAC CONTINUED
      • CHAPTER X IMLAC’S HISTORY CONTINUED. A DISSERTATION UPON POETRY
      • CHAPTER XI IMLAC’S NARRATIVE CONTINUED. A HINT ON PILGRIMAGE
      • CHAPTER XII THE STORY OF IMLAC CONTINUED
      • CHAPTER XIII RASSELAS DISCOVERS THE MEANS OF ESCAPE
      • CHAPTER XIV RASSELAS AND IMLAC RECEIVE AN UNEXPECTED VISIT
      • CHAPTER XV THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS LEAVE THE VALLEY, AND SEE MANY WONDERS
      • CHAPTER XVI THEY ENTER CAIRO, AND FIND EVERY MAN HAPPY
      • CHAPTER XVII THE PRINCE ASSOCIATES WITH YOUNG MEN OF SPIRIT AND GAIETY
      • CHAPTER XVIII THE PRINCE FINDS A WISE AND HAPPY MAN
      • CHAPTER XIX A GLIMPSE OF PASTORAL LIFE
      • CHAPTER XX THE DANGER OF PROSPERITY
      • CHAPTER XXI THE HAPPINESS OF SOLITUDE. THE HERMIT’S HISTORY
      • CHAPTER XXII THE HAPPINESS OF A LIFE LED ACCORDING TO NATURE
      • CHAPTER XXIII THE PRINCE AND HIS SISTER DIVIDE BETWEEN THEM THE WORK OF OBSERVATION
      • CHAPTER XXIV THE PRINCE EXAMINES THE HAPPINESS OF HIGH STATIONS
      • CHAPTER XXV THE PRINCESS PURSUES HER INQUIRY WITH MORE DILIGENCE THAN SUCCESS
      • CHAPTER XXVI THE PRINCESS CONTINUES HER REMARKS UPON PRIVATE LIFE
      • CHAPTER XXVII DISQUISITION UPON GREATNESS
      • CHAPTER XXVIII RASSELAS AND NEKAYAH CONTINUE THEIR CONVERSATION
      • CHAPTER XXIX THE DEBATE OF MARRIAGE CONTINUED
      • CHAPTER XXX IMLAC ENTERS AND CHANGES THE CONVERSATION
      • CHAPTER XXXI THEY VISIT THE PYRAMIDS
      • CHAPTER XXXII THEY ENTER THE PYRAMID
      • CHAPTER XXXIII THE PRINCESS MEETS WITH AN UNEXPECTED MISFORTUNE
      • CHAPTER XXXIV THEY RETURN TO CAIRO WITHOUT PEKUAH
      • CHAPTER XXXV THE PRINCESS LANGUISHES FOR WANT OF PEKUAH
      • CHAPTER XXXVI PEKUAH IS STILL REMEMBERED. THE PROGRESS OF SORROW
      • CHAPTER XXXVII THE PRINCESS HEARS NEWS OF PEKUAH
      • CHAPTER XXXVIII THE ADVENTURES OF THE LADY PEKUAH
      • CHAPTER XXXIX THE ADVENTURES OF PEKUAH CONTINUED
      • CHAPTER XL THE HISTORY OF A MAN OF LEARNING
      • CHAPTER XLI THE ASTRONOMER DISCOVERS THE CAUSE OF HIS UNEASINESS
      • CHAPTER XLII THE OPINION OF THE ASTRONOMER IS EXPLAINED AND JUSTIFIED
      • CHAPTER XLIII THE ASTRONOMER LEAVES IMLAC HIS DIRECTIONS
      • CHAPTER XLIV THE DANGEROUS PREVALENCE OF IMAGINATION
      • CHAPTER XLV THEY DISCOURSE WITH AN OLD MAN
      • CHAPTER XLVI THE PRINCESS AND PEKUAH VISIT THE ASTRONOMER
      • CHAPTER XLVII THE PRINCE ENTERS, AND BRINGS A NEW TOPIC
      • CHAPTER XLVIII IMLAC DISCOURSES ON THE NATURE OF THE SOUL
      • CHAPTER XLIX THE CONCLUSION, IN WHICH NOTHING IS CONCLUDED
    • SAMUEL JOHNSON
    • CHAPTER I DESCRIPTION OF A PALACE IN A VALLEY
    • CHAPTER II THE DISCONTENT OF RASSELAS IN THE HAPPY VALLEY
    • CHAPTER III THE WANTS OF HIM THAT WANTS NOTHING
    • CHAPTER IV THE PRINCE CONTINUES TO GRIEVE AND MUSE
    • CHAPTER V THE PRINCE MEDITATES HIS ESCAPE
    • CHAPTER VI A DISSERTATION ON THE ART OF FLYING
    • CHAPTER VII THE PRINCE FINDS A MAN OF LEARNING
    • CHAPTER VIII THE HISTORY OF IMLAC
    • CHAPTER IX THE HISTORY OF IMLAC CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER X IMLAC’S HISTORY CONTINUED. A DISSERTATION UPON POETRY
    • CHAPTER XI IMLAC’S NARRATIVE CONTINUED. A HINT ON PILGRIMAGE
    • CHAPTER XII THE STORY OF IMLAC CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XIII RASSELAS DISCOVERS THE MEANS OF ESCAPE
    • CHAPTER XIV RASSELAS AND IMLAC RECEIVE AN UNEXPECTED VISIT
    • CHAPTER XV THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS LEAVE THE VALLEY, AND SEE MANY WONDERS
    • CHAPTER XVI THEY ENTER CAIRO, AND FIND EVERY MAN HAPPY
    • CHAPTER XVII THE PRINCE ASSOCIATES WITH YOUNG MEN OF SPIRIT AND GAIETY
    • CHAPTER XVIII THE PRINCE FINDS A WISE AND HAPPY MAN
    • CHAPTER XIX A GLIMPSE OF PASTORAL LIFE
    • CHAPTER XX THE DANGER OF PROSPERITY
    • CHAPTER XXI THE HAPPINESS OF SOLITUDE. THE HERMIT’S HISTORY
    • CHAPTER XXII THE HAPPINESS OF A LIFE LED ACCORDING TO NATURE
    • CHAPTER XXIII THE PRINCE AND HIS SISTER DIVIDE BETWEEN THEM THE WORK OF OBSERVATION
    • CHAPTER XXIV THE PRINCE EXAMINES THE HAPPINESS OF HIGH STATIONS
    • CHAPTER XXV THE PRINCESS PURSUES HER INQUIRY WITH MORE DILIGENCE THAN SUCCESS
    • CHAPTER XXVI THE PRINCESS CONTINUES HER REMARKS UPON PRIVATE LIFE
    • CHAPTER XXVII DISQUISITION UPON GREATNESS
    • CHAPTER XXVIII RASSELAS AND NEKAYAH CONTINUE THEIR CONVERSATION
    • CHAPTER XXIX THE DEBATE OF MARRIAGE CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XXX IMLAC ENTERS AND CHANGES THE CONVERSATION
    • CHAPTER XXXI THEY VISIT THE PYRAMIDS
    • CHAPTER XXXII THEY ENTER THE PYRAMID
    • CHAPTER XXXIII THE PRINCESS MEETS WITH AN UNEXPECTED MISFORTUNE
    • CHAPTER XXXIV THEY RETURN TO CAIRO WITHOUT PEKUAH
    • CHAPTER XXXV THE PRINCESS LANGUISHES FOR WANT OF PEKUAH
    • CHAPTER XXXVI PEKUAH IS STILL REMEMBERED. THE PROGRESS OF SORROW
    • CHAPTER XXXVII THE PRINCESS HEARS NEWS OF PEKUAH
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII THE ADVENTURES OF THE LADY PEKUAH
    • CHAPTER XXXIX THE ADVENTURES OF PEKUAH CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XL THE HISTORY OF A MAN OF LEARNING
    • CHAPTER XLI THE ASTRONOMER DISCOVERS THE CAUSE OF HIS UNEASINESS
    • CHAPTER XLII THE OPINION OF THE ASTRONOMER IS EXPLAINED AND JUSTIFIED
    • CHAPTER XLIII THE ASTRONOMER LEAVES IMLAC HIS DIRECTIONS
    • CHAPTER XLIV THE DANGEROUS PREVALENCE OF IMAGINATION
    • CHAPTER XLV THEY DISCOURSE WITH AN OLD MAN
    • CHAPTER XLVI THE PRINCESS AND PEKUAH VISIT THE ASTRONOMER
    • CHAPTER XLVII THE PRINCE ENTERS, AND BRINGS A NEW TOPIC
    • CHAPTER XLVIII IMLAC DISCOURSES ON THE NATURE OF THE SOUL
    • CHAPTER XLIX THE CONCLUSION, IN WHICH NOTHING IS CONCLUDED
    • THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO: A GOTHIC STORY BY HORACE WALPOLE, EARL OF ORFORD
      • HORACE WALPOLE
      • PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
      • PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
      • SONNET TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LADY MARY COKE
      • CHAPTER I
      • CHAPTER II
      • CHAPTER III
      • CHAPTER IV
      • CHAPTER V
    • HORACE WALPOLE
    • PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
    • PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
    • SONNET TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LADY MARY COKE
    • CHAPTER I
    • CHAPTER II
    • CHAPTER III
    • CHAPTER IV
    • CHAPTER V
    • VATHEK: AN ARABIAN TALE BY WILLIAM BECKFORD
      • WILLIAM BECKFORD
      • VATHEK
      • NOTES
        • Page 195. Caliph
        • Page 195. Omar Ben Abdalaziz
        • Page 195. Samarah
        • Page 195. ... in the most delightful succession
        • Page 196. Mani
        • Page 196. Houris
        • Page 196. ... it was not with the orthodox that he usually held
        • Page 197. Mahomet in the seventh heaven
        • Page 197. Genii
        • Page 197. Assist him to complete the tower
        • Page 198. ... the stranger displayed such rarities as he had never before seen
        • Page 198. ... characters on the sabres
        • Page 201. ... beards burnt off
        • Page 202. The old man put on his green spectacles
        • Page 204. Accursed Giaour!
        • Page 206. Bababalouk, the chief of his eunuchs
        • Page 206. ... the divan
        • Page 206. The officers arranged themselves in a semicircle
        • Page 206. ... the prime vizier
        • Page 207. The muezzins and their minarets
        • Page 210. Soliman Ben Daoud
        • Page 210. I require the blood of fifty of the most beautiful sons of the viziers
        • Page 213. ... bracelet
        • Page 214. ... mutes
        • Page 215. Prayer announced at break of day
        • Page 216. Skulls and skeletons
        • Page 219. Flagons of wine and vases of sherbet reposing on snow
        • Page 219. ... a parchment
        • Page 219. Istakar
        • Page 219. Gian Ben Gian
        • Page 219. ... the talismans of Soliman
        • Page 219. ... pre-Adamite sultans
        • Page 219. ... beware how thou enterest any dwelling
        • Page 220. ... the ass of Balaam, the dog of the seven sleepers, and the other animals admitted into the paradise of Mahomet
        • Page 220. Rocnabad
        • Page 220. Do you, with the advice of my mother, govern
        • Page 221. Chintz and muslin
        • Page 221. Moullahs
        • Page 221. ... the sacred Caaba
        • Page 222. ... the supposed oratory
        • Page 223. ... regale these pious poor souls with my good wine from Schiraz
        • Page 224. ... the most stately tulips of the East
        • Page 224. ... certain cages of ladies
        • Page 224. ... dislodged
        • Page 225. ... those nocturnal insects which presage evil
        • Page 225. ... the locusts were heard from the thickets on the plain of Catoul
        • Page 226. Vathek ... with two little pages
        • Page 226. ... confectioners and cooks
        • Page 227. ... hath seen some part of our bodies; and, what is worse, our very faces
        • Page 228. ... vases of snow, and grapes from the banks of the Tigris
        • Page 229. ... horrible Kaf
        • Page 229. ... the Simurgh
        • Page 229. ... palampores, etc.
        • Page 229. ... afrits
        • Page 229. ... tablets fraught with preternatural qualities
        • Page 230. ... dwarfs
        • Page 230. ... a small spring supplies us with water for the Abdest, and we daily repeat prayers, etc.
        • Page 230. ... reading the holy Koran
        • Page 230. ... the bells of a cafila
        • Page 230. Deggial
        • Page 230. ... dictated by the blessed Intelligence
        • Page 231. ... to kiss the fringe of your consecrated robe
        • Page 231. ... and implore you to enter his humble habitation
        • Page 231. ... red characters
        • Page 231. ... thy body shall be spit upon
        • Page 231. ... bats will nestle in thy belly
        • Page 232. ... the Bismillah
        • Page 232. ... inscription
        • Page 232. ... a magnificent tecthtrevan
        • Page 233. ... your ivory limbs
        • Page 233. ... baths of rose-water
        • Page 233. ... lamb à la crême
        • Page 233. ... made the dwarfs dance against their will
        • Page 233. ... durst not refuse the commander of the faithful
        • Page 233. ... the nine hundred and ninety-ninth time
        • Page 234. ... black eunuchs, sabre in hand
        • Page 234. ... to let down the great swing
        • Page 235. ... melodious Philomel, I am thy rose
        • Page 236. ... calenders
        • Page 236. ... santons
        • Page 236. ... dervishes
        • Page 236. ... Brahmins
        • Page 236. ... fakirs
        • Page 237. ... Visnow and Ixhora
        • Page 237. ... talapoins
        • Page 237. ... small plates of abominations
        • Page 238. ... fish which they drew from a river
        • Page 238. Sinai
        • Page 238. Peris
        • Page 239. ... butterflies of Cashmere
        • Page 240. Megnoun and Leilah
        • Page 240. ... they still detained him in the harem
        • Page 240. ... dart the lance in the chase
        • Page 240. Shaddukian and Ambreabad
        • Page 242. ... a spoon of cocknos
        • Page 243. Ghouls
        • Page 244. ... feathers of the heron, all sparkling with carbuncles
        • Page 244. ... whose eyes pervade the inmost soul of a female
        • Page 244. ... the carbuncle of Giamschid
        • Page 244. ... have you false keys? Come to the dark chamber
        • Page 246. ... their faith is mutually plighted
        • Page 246. ... violate the rights of hospitality
        • Page 246. ... narcotic powder
        • Page 248. Funeral vestments were prepared; their bodies washed, etc.
        • Page 248. ... all instruments of music were broken
        • Page 248. ... imans began to recite their prayers
        • Page 248. The wailful cries of La Ilah illa Alla!
        • Page 249. ... the angel of death had opened the portal of some other world
        • Page 250. Monker and Nakir
        • Page 250. ... the fatal bridge
        • Page 250. ... a certain series of years
        • Page 250. ... the sacred camel
        • Page 251. ... basket-making
        • Page 251. ... the caliph presented himself to the emir in a new light
        • Page 255. ... the waving of fans
        • Page 256. ... wine hoarded up in bottles, prior to the birth of Mahomet
        • Page 256. ... excavated ovens in the rock
        • Page 257. ... her great camel Alboufaki
        • Page 257. ... to set forward, notwithstanding it was noon
        • Page 258. ... the confines of some cemetery
        • Page 260. ... a Myrabolan comfit
        • Page 261. ... blue fishes
        • Page 262. ... waving streamers on which were inscribed the names of Allah and the Prophet
        • Page 263. ... astrolabes
        • Page 264. On the banks of the stream, hives and oratories
        • Page 265. ... sheiks ... cadis
        • Page 265. Asses in bridles of riband inscribed from the Koran
        • Page 266. One of these beneficent genii, assuming the exterior of a shepherd, etc., began to pour from his flute, etc.
        • Page 266. ... involuntarily drawn towards the declivity of the hill
        • Page 267. Eblis
        • Page 267. ... compensate for thy impieties by an exemplary life
        • Page 268. Balkis
        • Page 270. The pavement, strewed over with saffron
        • Page 271. Ouranbad
        • Page 272. Creatures of clay
        • Page 272. ... the fortress of Aherman
        • Page 272. ... the halls of Argenk
        • Page 272. ... holding his right hand, motionless, on his heart
        • Page 273. In my lifetime I filled, etc.
        • Page 274. ... an unrelenting fire preys on my heart
        • Page 275. Carathis on the back of an afrit
        • Page 277. ... glanced off in a rapid whirl that rendered her invisible
      • Page 195. Caliph
      • Page 195. Omar Ben Abdalaziz
      • Page 195. Samarah
      • Page 195. ... in the most delightful succession
      • Page 196. Mani
      • Page 196. Houris
      • Page 196. ... it was not with the orthodox that he usually held
      • Page 197. Mahomet in the seventh heaven
      • Page 197. Genii
      • Page 197. Assist him to complete the tower
      • Page 198. ... the stranger displayed such rarities as he had never before seen
      • Page 198. ... characters on the sabres
      • Page 201. ... beards burnt off
      • Page 202. The old man put on his green spectacles
      • Page 204. Accursed Giaour!
      • Page 206. Bababalouk, the chief of his eunuchs
      • Page 206. ... the divan
      • Page 206. The officers arranged themselves in a semicircle
      • Page 206. ... the prime vizier
      • Page 207. The muezzins and their minarets
      • Page 210. Soliman Ben Daoud
      • Page 210. I require the blood of fifty of the most beautiful sons of the viziers
      • Page 213. ... bracelet
      • Page 214. ... mutes
      • Page 215. Prayer announced at break of day
      • Page 216. Skulls and skeletons
      • Page 219. Flagons of wine and vases of sherbet reposing on snow
      • Page 219. ... a parchment
      • Page 219. Istakar
      • Page 219. Gian Ben Gian
      • Page 219. ... the talismans of Soliman
      • Page 219. ... pre-Adamite sultans
      • Page 219. ... beware how thou enterest any dwelling
      • Page 220. ... the ass of Balaam, the dog of the seven sleepers, and the other animals admitted into the paradise of Mahomet
      • Page 220. Rocnabad
      • Page 220. Do you, with the advice of my mother, govern
      • Page 221. Chintz and muslin
      • Page 221. Moullahs
      • Page 221. ... the sacred Caaba
      • Page 222. ... the supposed oratory
      • Page 223. ... regale these pious poor souls with my good wine from Schiraz
      • Page 224. ... the most stately tulips of the East
      • Page 224. ... certain cages of ladies
      • Page 224. ... dislodged
      • Page 225. ... those nocturnal insects which presage evil
      • Page 225. ... the locusts were heard from the thickets on the plain of Catoul
      • Page 226. Vathek ... with two little pages
      • Page 226. ... confectioners and cooks
      • Page 227. ... hath seen some part of our bodies; and, what is worse, our very faces
      • Page 228. ... vases of snow, and grapes from the banks of the Tigris
      • Page 229. ... horrible Kaf
      • Page 229. ... the Simurgh
      • Page 229. ... palampores, etc.
      • Page 229. ... afrits
      • Page 229. ... tablets fraught with preternatural qualities
      • Page 230. ... dwarfs
      • Page 230. ... a small spring supplies us with water for the Abdest, and we daily repeat prayers, etc.
      • Page 230. ... reading the holy Koran
      • Page 230. ... the bells of a cafila
      • Page 230. Deggial
      • Page 230. ... dictated by the blessed Intelligence
      • Page 231. ... to kiss the fringe of your consecrated robe
      • Page 231. ... and implore you to enter his humble habitation
      • Page 231. ... red characters
      • Page 231. ... thy body shall be spit upon
      • Page 231. ... bats will nestle in thy belly
      • Page 232. ... the Bismillah
      • Page 232. ... inscription
      • Page 232. ... a magnificent tecthtrevan
      • Page 233. ... your ivory limbs
      • Page 233. ... baths of rose-water
      • Page 233. ... lamb à la crême
      • Page 233. ... made the dwarfs dance against their will
      • Page 233. ... durst not refuse the commander of the faithful
      • Page 233. ... the nine hundred and ninety-ninth time
      • Page 234. ... black eunuchs, sabre in hand
      • Page 234. ... to let down the great swing
      • Page 235. ... melodious Philomel, I am thy rose
      • Page 236. ... calenders
      • Page 236. ... santons
      • Page 236. ... dervishes
      • Page 236. ... Brahmins
      • Page 236. ... fakirs
      • Page 237. ... Visnow and Ixhora
      • Page 237. ... talapoins
      • Page 237. ... small plates of abominations
      • Page 238. ... fish which they drew from a river
      • Page 238. Sinai
      • Page 238. Peris
      • Page 239. ... butterflies of Cashmere
      • Page 240. Megnoun and Leilah
      • Page 240. ... they still detained him in the harem
      • Page 240. ... dart the lance in the chase
      • Page 240. Shaddukian and Ambreabad
      • Page 242. ... a spoon of cocknos
      • Page 243. Ghouls
      • Page 244. ... feathers of the heron, all sparkling with carbuncles
      • Page 244. ... whose eyes pervade the inmost soul of a female
      • Page 244. ... the carbuncle of Giamschid
      • Page 244. ... have you false keys? Come to the dark chamber
      • Page 246. ... their faith is mutually plighted
      • Page 246. ... violate the rights of hospitality
      • Page 246. ... narcotic powder
      • Page 248. Funeral vestments were prepared; their bodies washed, etc.
      • Page 248. ... all instruments of music were broken
      • Page 248. ... imans began to recite their prayers
      • Page 248. The wailful cries of La Ilah illa Alla!
      • Page 249. ... the angel of death had opened the portal of some other world
      • Page 250. Monker and Nakir
      • Page 250. ... the fatal bridge
      • Page 250. ... a certain series of years
      • Page 250. ... the sacred camel
      • Page 251. ... basket-making
      • Page 251. ... the caliph presented himself to the emir in a new light
      • Page 255. ... the waving of fans
      • Page 256. ... wine hoarded up in bottles, prior to the birth of Mahomet
      • Page 256. ... excavated ovens in the rock
      • Page 257. ... her great camel Alboufaki
      • Page 257. ... to set forward, notwithstanding it was noon
      • Page 258. ... the confines of some cemetery
      • Page 260. ... a Myrabolan comfit
      • Page 261. ... blue fishes
      • Page 262. ... waving streamers on which were inscribed the names of Allah and the Prophet
      • Page 263. ... astrolabes
      • Page 264. On the banks of the stream, hives and oratories
      • Page 265. ... sheiks ... cadis
      • Page 265. Asses in bridles of riband inscribed from the Koran
      • Page 266. One of these beneficent genii, assuming the exterior of a shepherd, etc., began to pour from his flute, etc.
      • Page 266. ... involuntarily drawn towards the declivity of the hill
      • Page 267. Eblis
      • Page 267. ... compensate for thy impieties by an exemplary life
      • Page 268. Balkis
      • Page 270. The pavement, strewed over with saffron
      • Page 271. Ouranbad
      • Page 272. Creatures of clay
      • Page 272. ... the fortress of Aherman
      • Page 272. ... the halls of Argenk
      • Page 272. ... holding his right hand, motionless, on his heart
      • Page 273. In my lifetime I filled, etc.
      • Page 274. ... an unrelenting fire preys on my heart
      • Page 275. Carathis on the back of an afrit
      • Page 277. ... glanced off in a rapid whirl that rendered her invisible
    • WILLIAM BECKFORD
    • VATHEK
    • NOTES
      • Page 195. Caliph
      • Page 195. Omar Ben Abdalaziz
      • Page 195. Samarah
      • Page 195. ... in the most delightful succession
      • Page 196. Mani
      • Page 196. Houris
      • Page 196. ... it was not with the orthodox that he usually held
      • Page 197. Mahomet in the seventh heaven
      • Page 197. Genii
      • Page 197. Assist him to complete the tower
      • Page 198. ... the stranger displayed such rarities as he had never before seen
      • Page 198. ... characters on the sabres
      • Page 201. ... beards burnt off
      • Page 202. The old man put on his green spectacles
      • Page 204. Accursed Giaour!
      • Page 206. Bababalouk, the chief of his eunuchs
      • Page 206. ... the divan
      • Page 206. The officers arranged themselves in a semicircle
      • Page 206. ... the prime vizier
      • Page 207. The muezzins and their minarets
      • Page 210. Soliman Ben Daoud
      • Page 210. I require the blood of fifty of the most beautiful sons of the viziers
      • Page 213. ... bracelet
      • Page 214. ... mutes
      • Page 215. Prayer announced at break of day
      • Page 216. Skulls and skeletons
      • Page 219. Flagons of wine and vases of sherbet reposing on snow
      • Page 219. ... a parchment
      • Page 219. Istakar
      • Page 219. Gian Ben Gian
      • Page 219. ... the talismans of Soliman
      • Page 219. ... pre-Adamite sultans
      • Page 219. ... beware how thou enterest any dwelling
      • Page 220. ... the ass of Balaam, the dog of the seven sleepers, and the other animals admitted into the paradise of Mahomet
      • Page 220. Rocnabad
      • Page 220. Do you, with the advice of my mother, govern
      • Page 221. Chintz and muslin
      • Page 221. Moullahs
      • Page 221. ... the sacred Caaba
      • Page 222. ... the supposed oratory
      • Page 223. ... regale these pious poor souls with my good wine from Schiraz
      • Page 224. ... the most stately tulips of the East
      • Page 224. ... certain cages of ladies
      • Page 224. ... dislodged
      • Page 225. ... those nocturnal insects which presage evil
      • Page 225. ... the locusts were heard from the thickets on the plain of Catoul
      • Page 226. Vathek ... with two little pages
      • Page 226. ... confectioners and cooks
      • Page 227. ... hath seen some part of our bodies; and, what is worse, our very faces
      • Page 228. ... vases of snow, and grapes from the banks of the Tigris
      • Page 229. ... horrible Kaf
      • Page 229. ... the Simurgh
      • Page 229. ... palampores, etc.
      • Page 229. ... afrits
      • Page 229. ... tablets fraught with preternatural qualities
      • Page 230. ... dwarfs
      • Page 230. ... a small spring supplies us with water for the Abdest, and we daily repeat prayers, etc.
      • Page 230. ... reading the holy Koran
      • Page 230. ... the bells of a cafila
      • Page 230. Deggial
      • Page 230. ... dictated by the blessed Intelligence
      • Page 231. ... to kiss the fringe of your consecrated robe
      • Page 231. ... and implore you to enter his humble habitation
      • Page 231. ... red characters
      • Page 231. ... thy body shall be spit upon
      • Page 231. ... bats will nestle in thy belly
      • Page 232. ... the Bismillah
      • Page 232. ... inscription
      • Page 232. ... a magnificent tecthtrevan
      • Page 233. ... your ivory limbs
      • Page 233. ... baths of rose-water
      • Page 233. ... lamb à la crême
      • Page 233. ... made the dwarfs dance against their will
      • Page 233. ... durst not refuse the commander of the faithful
      • Page 233. ... the nine hundred and ninety-ninth time
      • Page 234. ... black eunuchs, sabre in hand
      • Page 234. ... to let down the great swing
      • Page 235. ... melodious Philomel, I am thy rose
      • Page 236. ... calenders
      • Page 236. ... santons
      • Page 236. ... dervishes
      • Page 236. ... Brahmins
      • Page 236. ... fakirs
      • Page 237. ... Visnow and Ixhora
      • Page 237. ... talapoins
      • Page 237. ... small plates of abominations
      • Page 238. ... fish which they drew from a river
      • Page 238. Sinai
      • Page 238. Peris
      • Page 239. ... butterflies of Cashmere
      • Page 240. Megnoun and Leilah
      • Page 240. ... they still detained him in the harem
      • Page 240. ... dart the lance in the chase
      • Page 240. Shaddukian and Ambreabad
      • Page 242. ... a spoon of cocknos
      • Page 243. Ghouls
      • Page 244. ... feathers of the heron, all sparkling with carbuncles
      • Page 244. ... whose eyes pervade the inmost soul of a female
      • Page 244. ... the carbuncle of Giamschid
      • Page 244. ... have you false keys? Come to the dark chamber
      • Page 246. ... their faith is mutually plighted
      • Page 246. ... violate the rights of hospitality
      • Page 246. ... narcotic powder
      • Page 248. Funeral vestments were prepared; their bodies washed, etc.
      • Page 248. ... all instruments of music were broken
      • Page 248. ... imans began to recite their prayers
      • Page 248. The wailful cries of La Ilah illa Alla!
      • Page 249. ... the angel of death had opened the portal of some other world
      • Page 250. Monker and Nakir
      • Page 250. ... the fatal bridge
      • Page 250. ... a certain series of years
      • Page 250. ... the sacred camel
      • Page 251. ... basket-making
      • Page 251. ... the caliph presented himself to the emir in a new light
      • Page 255. ... the waving of fans
      • Page 256. ... wine hoarded up in bottles, prior to the birth of Mahomet
      • Page 256. ... excavated ovens in the rock
      • Page 257. ... her great camel Alboufaki
      • Page 257. ... to set forward, notwithstanding it was noon
      • Page 258. ... the confines of some cemetery
      • Page 260. ... a Myrabolan comfit
      • Page 261. ... blue fishes
      • Page 262. ... waving streamers on which were inscribed the names of Allah and the Prophet
      • Page 263. ... astrolabes
      • Page 264. On the banks of the stream, hives and oratories
      • Page 265. ... sheiks ... cadis
      • Page 265. Asses in bridles of riband inscribed from the Koran
      • Page 266. One of these beneficent genii, assuming the exterior of a shepherd, etc., began to pour from his flute, etc.
      • Page 266. ... involuntarily drawn towards the declivity of the hill
      • Page 267. Eblis
      • Page 267. ... compensate for thy impieties by an exemplary life
      • Page 268. Balkis
      • Page 270. The pavement, strewed over with saffron
      • Page 271. Ouranbad
      • Page 272. Creatures of clay
      • Page 272. ... the fortress of Aherman
      • Page 272. ... the halls of Argenk
      • Page 272. ... holding his right hand, motionless, on his heart
      • Page 273. In my lifetime I filled, etc.
      • Page 274. ... an unrelenting fire preys on my heart
      • Page 275. Carathis on the back of an afrit
      • Page 277. ... glanced off in a rapid whirl that rendered her invisible
    • Page 195. Caliph
    • Page 195. Omar Ben Abdalaziz
    • Page 195. Samarah
    • Page 195. ... in the most delightful succession
    • Page 196. Mani
    • Page 196. Houris
    • Page 196. ... it was not with the orthodox that he usually held
    • Page 197. Mahomet in the seventh heaven
    • Page 197. Genii
    • Page 197. Assist him to complete the tower
    • Page 198. ... the stranger displayed such rarities as he had never before seen
    • Page 198. ... characters on the sabres
    • Page 201. ... beards burnt off
    • Page 202. The old man put on his green spectacles
    • Page 204. Accursed Giaour!
    • Page 206. Bababalouk, the chief of his eunuchs
    • Page 206. ... the divan
    • Page 206. The officers arranged themselves in a semicircle
    • Page 206. ... the prime vizier
    • Page 207. The muezzins and their minarets
    • Page 210. Soliman Ben Daoud
    • Page 210. I require the blood of fifty of the most beautiful sons of the viziers
    • Page 213. ... bracelet
    • Page 214. ... mutes
    • Page 215. Prayer announced at break of day
    • Page 216. Skulls and skeletons
    • Page 219. Flagons of wine and vases of sherbet reposing on snow
    • Page 219. ... a parchment
    • Page 219. Istakar
    • Page 219. Gian Ben Gian
    • Page 219. ... the talismans of Soliman
    • Page 219. ... pre-Adamite sultans
    • Page 219. ... beware how thou enterest any dwelling
    • Page 220. ... the ass of Balaam, the dog of the seven sleepers, and the other animals admitted into the paradise of Mahomet
    • Page 220. Rocnabad
    • Page 220. Do you, with the advice of my mother, govern
    • Page 221. Chintz and muslin
    • Page 221. Moullahs
    • Page 221. ... the sacred Caaba
    • Page 222. ... the supposed oratory
    • Page 223. ... regale these pious poor souls with my good wine from Schiraz
    • Page 224. ... the most stately tulips of the East
    • Page 224. ... certain cages of ladies
    • Page 224. ... dislodged
    • Page 225. ... those nocturnal insects which presage evil
    • Page 225. ... the locusts were heard from the thickets on the plain of Catoul
    • Page 226. Vathek ... with two little pages
    • Page 226. ... confectioners and cooks
    • Page 227. ... hath seen some part of our bodies; and, what is worse, our very faces
    • Page 228. ... vases of snow, and grapes from the banks of the Tigris
    • Page 229. ... horrible Kaf
    • Page 229. ... the Simurgh
    • Page 229. ... palampores, etc.
    • Page 229. ... afrits
    • Page 229. ... tablets fraught with preternatural qualities
    • Page 230. ... dwarfs
    • Page 230. ... a small spring supplies us with water for the Abdest, and we daily repeat prayers, etc.
    • Page 230. ... reading the holy Koran
    • Page 230. ... the bells of a cafila
    • Page 230. Deggial
    • Page 230. ... dictated by the blessed Intelligence
    • Page 231. ... to kiss the fringe of your consecrated robe
    • Page 231. ... and implore you to enter his humble habitation
    • Page 231. ... red characters
    • Page 231. ... thy body shall be spit upon
    • Page 231. ... bats will nestle in thy belly
    • Page 232. ... the Bismillah
    • Page 232. ... inscription
    • Page 232. ... a magnificent tecthtrevan
    • Page 233. ... your ivory limbs
    • Page 233. ... baths of rose-water
    • Page 233. ... lamb à la crême
    • Page 233. ... made the dwarfs dance against their will
    • Page 233. ... durst not refuse the commander of the faithful
    • Page 233. ... the nine hundred and ninety-ninth time
    • Page 234. ... black eunuchs, sabre in hand
    • Page 234. ... to let down the great swing
    • Page 235. ... melodious Philomel, I am thy rose
    • Page 236. ... calenders
    • Page 236. ... santons
    • Page 236. ... dervishes
    • Page 236. ... Brahmins
    • Page 236. ... fakirs
    • Page 237. ... Visnow and Ixhora
    • Page 237. ... talapoins
    • Page 237. ... small plates of abominations
    • Page 238. ... fish which they drew from a river
    • Page 238. Sinai
    • Page 238. Peris
    • Page 239. ... butterflies of Cashmere
    • Page 240. Megnoun and Leilah
    • Page 240. ... they still detained him in the harem
    • Page 240. ... dart the lance in the chase
    • Page 240. Shaddukian and Ambreabad
    • Page 242. ... a spoon of cocknos
    • Page 243. Ghouls
    • Page 244. ... feathers of the heron, all sparkling with carbuncles
    • Page 244. ... whose eyes pervade the inmost soul of a female
    • Page 244. ... the carbuncle of Giamschid
    • Page 244. ... have you false keys? Come to the dark chamber
    • Page 246. ... their faith is mutually plighted
    • Page 246. ... violate the rights of hospitality
    • Page 246. ... narcotic powder
    • Page 248. Funeral vestments were prepared; their bodies washed, etc.
    • Page 248. ... all instruments of music were broken
    • Page 248. ... imans began to recite their prayers
    • Page 248. The wailful cries of La Ilah illa Alla!
    • Page 249. ... the angel of death had opened the portal of some other world
    • Page 250. Monker and Nakir
    • Page 250. ... the fatal bridge
    • Page 250. ... a certain series of years
    • Page 250. ... the sacred camel
    • Page 251. ... basket-making
    • Page 251. ... the caliph presented himself to the emir in a new light
    • Page 255. ... the waving of fans
    • Page 256. ... wine hoarded up in bottles, prior to the birth of Mahomet
    • Page 256. ... excavated ovens in the rock
    • Page 257. ... her great camel Alboufaki
    • Page 257. ... to set forward, notwithstanding it was noon
    • Page 258. ... the confines of some cemetery
    • Page 260. ... a Myrabolan comfit
    • Page 261. ... blue fishes
    • Page 262. ... waving streamers on which were inscribed the names of Allah and the Prophet
    • Page 263. ... astrolabes
    • Page 264. On the banks of the stream, hives and oratories
    • Page 265. ... sheiks ... cadis
    • Page 265. Asses in bridles of riband inscribed from the Koran
    • Page 266. One of these beneficent genii, assuming the exterior of a shepherd, etc., began to pour from his flute, etc.
    • Page 266. ... involuntarily drawn towards the declivity of the hill
    • Page 267. Eblis
    • Page 267. ... compensate for thy impieties by an exemplary life
    • Page 268. Balkis
    • Page 270. The pavement, strewed over with saffron
    • Page 271. Ouranbad
    • Page 272. Creatures of clay
    • Page 272. ... the fortress of Aherman
    • Page 272. ... the halls of Argenk
    • Page 272. ... holding his right hand, motionless, on his heart
    • Page 273. In my lifetime I filled, etc.
    • Page 274. ... an unrelenting fire preys on my heart
    • Page 275. Carathis on the back of an afrit
    • Page 277. ... glanced off in a rapid whirl that rendered her invisible
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