Within the Name of God

Within the identify of God! Our Dad is between life and demise and you’re bargaining how a lot cash to get. We’re not going to starve if he leaves all to charity. We nonetheless have a operating enterprise, and with a bit extra effort we are able to succeed simply in addition to Dad did. Suppose he does depart all the cash to worthy causes, wouldn’t or not it’s an ideal honor for us? I’m positive that every establishment could have his identify inscribed on a kind of marble stones. Imagine me, that gained’t damage our repute.”

A number of fur coats you should buy with a reputation on a marble stone,” the daughter interjected.

You’ll by no means go with no coat,” her youthful brother retorted. “I nonetheless imagine that your husband, Joe, is ready to care for you.”

At the moment, the bed room door opened and one of many nurses stepped out. “He can nonetheless discuss, however he’s a really sick man.”

Her data introduced a ray of sunshine to the face of the lawyer. “I higher go in.”

Keep in mind what you must do,” whispered the older son.

“Daughters on this nation have as a lot rights as sons,” supplemented the daughter, “and I’m positive you will notice to it that my father won’t neglect me.”

“Please, Mr. Schochet,” pleaded the youthful son, “don’t worsen Dad in his previous couple of hours. I hope to God there may be nonetheless hope for him to stay. Medical doctors, too, make errors on occasion. Please don’t add extra ache to his final struggling hours.”

There may be silence within the entrance room. Not a phrase is heard from the bed room. Maybe a few of them wish to put their ears to the keyhole, however by some means or different their mom’s look retains them of their seats.

Unexpectedly, they hear their father’s voice scream-ing, “Don’t you inform me what to do with my cash. You aren’t dying. I’m doing the dying!”

MOTHER LOSES A JOB

WHEN Mrs. Rose Opp was left a widow with three younger kids, all who knew her sympathized together with her. However nobody had any worry that she would ever be in want.

Within the first place, her husband, Maurice, had left a good-looking quantity of life insurance coverage.

Moreover, her mates knew that Rose Opp pos-sessed a “industrial thoughtswhich might assist her keep on.

Their predictions had been proper.

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After the termination of the Holy Sabbath

After the termination of the Holy Sabbath he started to depend his cash. He was once more exceedingly stunned to see golden coin within the field which he had crammed with silver coin. “ That is merely marvellous ! ” he exclaimed. He then vent to the nook of the room the place the outdated garments have been oiled up. He was about to take up the black go well with belonging to the dwarf with a view to pack it up, when it appeared to him to be barely transferring.

That is perchance because of the wind,” mentioned he. However he discovered that the home windows and the door have been shut. He now put his hand on the black coat and he was startled to seek out it heat, and on the similar second he felt his personal hand being very gently gripped by one other hand. He tried to launch his personal hand, however he couldn’t accomplish that till he had lifted up all the go well with, which appeared to form itself upon the determine of the dwaif, who now stood earlier than him dressed within the black go well with.

“ Peace be unto you, good Samuel! ” cries the dwarf ; “ you certainly recognise me, do you not ? I’ve simply are available for a second, as I promised, to fetch my go well with. I believed 1 may as effectively attempt it on now I’m as soon as right here. See how excellently it matches me. I might virtually think about it was made to order and minimize to measure. I’m very effectively happy with my buy, and I’m now fairly able to pay you the small stability 1 owe you.”

Keep! ” whispers Samuel, with a slight tremor in his voice, “ what’s the that means of all this l. The half-crown you gave me final Friday morning has grown right into a fortune. Ultimately I’m wealthy, there’s more cash right here on this field than I ever anticipated to own. Take it again, good little pal; it’s actually yours.”

Interrupted the dwarf

“ Nay,” interrupted the dwarf, “ I lend you all this cash so long as you stay modest, pious and charitable. It’s your wealth so long as you know the way to make use of it appropriately used, and so long as you don’t undergo it to be abused by your self or by your youngsters. If it’s squandered or hoarded it should disappear.” The phrases have been barely uttered earlier than the dwarf had vanished, and Samuel felt the empty go well with of garments falling throughout his arm.

Catch the dwelling manners

If or not it’s certainly fascinating to “ Catch the dwelling manners as they rise,” it may be no much less so to protect a file of the previous. There’s a high quality ethical within the illustration of issues which have handed away, if or not it’s learn aright. We gaze on the pictured glories of Tyre and Sidon, of Nineveh and Carthage, and the lesson is a salutary one. In after-years, in like method, when the Constantinople of to-day shall have develop into modified, (because it absolutely will,) right into a mere metropolis of European palaces, and marts, and manufactories, it will likely be a reposing place for the spirit to dwell upon the illusion of that which it as soon as was, whereas Turkey was but (ostensibly at the least,) an impartial Empire, with a definite religion, and feeling, and precept of existence; ere the progress of occasions, political in addition to ethical, swept away, with the unsparing besom of reform, the net which the spider of antiquity had woven about “the palaces of the Caliphs.”

THE VALLEY OF THE SWEET WATERS.

“ From its base emerged An important spring of water; which thence move’ In winding rills throughout the movery glade,

At which the beasts of earth and fowl of air Refreshed their palates, after dainty feed.”

KYAT-KUANA, known as by the Franks the “ Valley of the Candy Waters,” is a beautiful glen, nestled on the base of a sequence of hills, and located between Eyoub and Hassa Ku’i, the quarter of the Jews. It’s solely shut in on all sides; and appears from the heights above, that are bleak and arid, like an enormous emerald. By way of the thick grass of the valley, and underneath the shadow of its magnificent bushes, flows the Barbyses; a limpid, however inconsiderable stream, upon whose hanks rise two of probably the most fairy-like edifices that ever sheltered prince or peasant! The bigger constructing is a summer-palace, the place the favorite wives of the Sultan lounge away most of the lengthy sun-shiny days of the nice and cozy season in comparative freedom ; and trade the closely-latticed flats of the Imperial harem lor the shady groves and grassy paths of the palace gardens; dreaming by means of the new hours in gilded kiosques on the river financial institution ; or driving amid the tall airplane bushes in arabas, shiny with gilding, and drawn by cream-coloured oxen.

It should not be supposed, nonetheless, that, along with these enjoyments, the honest Sultanas are even right here permitted to look upon a world from which they’re elsewhere so jealously shut out; I’ve already enumerated all of the privileges of their summer season residence. “When the harem is about to take away to Kyat-Khana, a army cordon is established alongside the entire vary of the heights overlooking the valley, and the general public are solely shut out from that portion of it which instantly surrounds the palace. Occasional glimpses of the gorgeous prisoners might, nonetheless, he obtained, as they glide alongside the Barbyses, of their magnificent caiques, I carefully veiled, and adopted by different boats, crammed with a portion of the negro guard of the family.

Beauties of the Bosphorus

The a grand sight, from off the Large’s Grave, To observe the progress of these rolling seas Between the Bosphorus, as they lash and 3n\c Europe and Asia.”

Each enjoyment of life lias three distinct levels—anticipation—actuality—and memory; and it’s tougher than it at first seems to be, to determine on the comparative extent and worth of every. Hope is essentially the most extravagant and imaginative; motion, essentially the most engrossing and tangible ; and reminiscence, essentially the most calm, and sturdy, and sober.

I really feel this reality forcibly at a second like the current, when, after having laid apart the pen with which, upon the fantastic shores of the Bosphorus, 1 recorded the observations rising out of passing circumstances, and gloving with actuality and motion, I’m as soon as extra referred to as upon mentally to retrace my steps. Fur months earlier than I visited the picturesque capital of Turkey, I had nourished visions as shiny and as impalpable because the rainbow. I anticipated l knew not what—adventures as quite a few and as romantic as these of the “ Thousand and One Nights and I dreamt desires unimaginable of accomplishment; not earing to inquire too curiously of my motive whether or not such tilings can be; however content material to inhabit my cloud-land fortress, and to look down from the unstable edifice in all (lie luxurious rising out of my self-created photographs.

Metropolis of the Sultan

Once I was subsequently dwelling within theMetropolis of the Sultan.” and that actuality had succeeded to anticipation, a lot of the mist of romance, certainly, rolled away; however the honest face of the panorama suffered little from its absence, for Constantinople wants no support from the creativeness to make it one of many brightest gems ailing the diadem’ of nature: its clear calm sky, its glittering sea, its amphitheatre of thickly-peopled hills, its geographical place, its political significance, and, above all, its surpassing novelty, are likely to make day-after-day and each hour in that attractive scene, and underneath that sunny sky, a season of intense enjoyment; whereas the various character of the native inhabitants, constituted as it’s of such anomalous supplies—the truthful Turk, the wily Greek, the stately Armenian, and the timid Jew—coupled with the blended charisma and of magnificence which pervades the entire locality, suffice to render the Turkish metropolis a sojourn of unwearied and thrilling delight: and when, favoured by circumstances which appeared to form themselves to my needs in a way to make me doubt whether or not the spells of fairy-land had been certainly all damaged, I used to be enabled to penetrate to the very centre of Turkish society, and to cultivate myself each with princes and peasants, I discovered that the fallacies which had evaporated, would have been however a sorry trade for the fact that remained ; and I gave the benefit to the actual fact over the anticipation.

Jewelry was a terrific characteristic

Jewelry was a terrific characteristic ; ear-rings, bracelets, armlets, torques and necklaces, and rings of gold, silver, and baser metals, have been usually set with valuable stones, or engraved with the portrait of some pricey pal or the illustration of some historic occasion. Such rings, getting used for sealing letters and paperwork, would normally be bequeathed A HAND- by a Roman on his death-bed to his nearest °R’ pal. Ear-rings have been a really favorite type of adornment, and three or 4 would dangle picturesquely from every ear, however solely girls and boys wore them. The sporting of rings, nevertheless, was common. Iron, copper, and ivory performed their half within the making of the bracelets, and within the lengthy ( pins for the hair, which have been embellished with large heads largely signiaficant, together with such odd designs as a fish bearing in its mouth two valuable stones, and a dangling basket with a grasping chook pecking at its floral contents. The serpent discovered his solution to favour as an armlet and once more as a diadem. The Greeks, certainly, have been keen on adorning their clothes with beasts and birds, which they embroidered or wove in gold and silver and colored threads.

The Greek feminine costume consisted of the pallium, a cloak-like garment very lengthy and ample, worn plain, or bearing a fringed border, and below this was a chlamys, bearing shut kinship in type to the Roman toga, and fixed to the shoulder by a brooch. The Grecian girls minimize their hair near their heads, and the married have been distinguished from the single by a parting in entrance, however no Grecian lady ever went and not using a veil, masking the face. The top-dress and ribbons of matrons differed from these of the virgins, and there was a change within the form of the tunic earlier than and after marriage. Ribbons within the hair have been most popular as decorations by the modest girls, whereas the courtesans coated their heads with a mitre, and carried oval hand-mirrors, which distinguished them, because it have been considerably, from their extra virtuous sisters, who made use of followers of leaves or feathers.

Using cosmetics was vastly favoured

The artwork of magnificence, it appears, was studied with a lot curiosity. Using cosmetics was vastly favoured. White lead was employed to whiten the pores and skin, and vermilion to supply the rosy bloom of youth ; and we have now most of us been impressed by the truth that Nero’s spouse found a pomade for the preservation of her complexion—little doubt her pressing wants led to this heroic effort ! A lot time and a focus have been bestowed on the hair, and using false tresses was very common, slaves being employed to curve the hair, whereas consultants supervised the method. The buildings have been adorned with pearls and different valuable stones, crowns of gold and flowers, ribbons and fillets, whereas the embroidered web, often known as the caul, additionally had a full share of patronage. The Roman girls would paint their hair a beautiful yellow.