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Alive, Beautiful, and Children: THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII distrust: whatever the wishes of the mind, | love to train, to ripen their minds-to unfold the animal frame was well fitted to executethe sweet blossom of their hidden passion:s, them; the wiry muscles of the throat, the in order to prepare the fruit to my taste. I hraad chest, the nervous hands and lea loathe your ready-made and ripened courte aunt arms, which were bared above the sans; it is in the soft and unconscious prog napable alike of ress of innocence to desire that I find the sive endurance. true charm of love: it is thus that I defy ian to this fas- satiety; and by contemplating the freshness you ha e improved the of others, I sustain the freshness of my own tue much attending to my sensations. From the young hearts of my suggestion; and your verses are excellent. ictis I draw the ingredients of the caldron Always prophesy good fortupe, unless there in which I re-yout y. But enough of s an absolute impossibility oits fulilment." this: to the subject before us. You know, tin, that in Neapolis some time since I en ntered Ione and Apæcides, brother and er, the children of Athenians who had andare the to be at rest- at Neapolis. The death of their for rest prays the mariner in the Ægean sea,rents, who knew and esteemed me, consti or at least so says Horace;-can the mariner tuted me their g. I was not unmind be more an rest in the sea than when e is at fal of the trust. The youth, docile and mild, el lily to the impression I sought to on him. Next to woman, I love the lections of my ancestral land; I love to propagate on distant shores her colonies perchance yet people), her dark and mystic creeds. It may be that " Assuredly," replied the priest, leading it pleases me to delude mankind, while I thus he way to one of the small chambers which serve the deities. To Apæcides I taught the urrounded th open gate. Here they seated solemn faith of Isis. I unfolded to him rea the cinating flan voice of the stat iphave we ot s beautiful, he botton of it?" to other mattes you can admit meio one of your less sacred apartments?" which h hsomething of those sublime allegories which are couched beneath her worship. I excited winein a soul peculiarly alive to religious fer which while the companions partook, a r- 1 that enthusiasm which imagination begets on tain, drawn across the entrance opening to faith. I have placed him amongst you: he the court, concealed them rom e, b is one of you" admonished them by the thinness of the par-"He is so," said Calenus: "but in thus sition to speak low, or to speak no secrets: stimulating his faith, you have robbed him of wisdom. He is horror-struck that he is , in a voice no longer duped; our sage delusions, our ues and secret staircases, dis was its sound, at it has ever been may and revolt him; he pines; he wastes my maxim to attach yself to the young. away; he mutters to himself; he refuses to From their flexile and unformed minds I can share our ceremonies. He has been known coye out my fittest tools. I weaveI warp to frequent the company of men suspected mould them at my will.e Q the men I of adherence to that new and atheistical creed the which denies all our gods, and terms our oracles the inspirations of that malevolent ·n | spirit of which eastern tradition speaks. Our oracles-alas ! we know well whose inspira- ernative. Arbaces, air, so soft and in speaking stat favorite dstorted his ungainly features " Yes, I do not disguise it; woman is the tions they are." main object, the great appetite, of my soul.This is what I feared," said Arbace As you feed the victim for the slaughter, musingly, "from various reproaches he made love to rear the votaries of my pleasure. I me when I last saw him. Of late he hath
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Being Alone, Memes, and Sublime: THERE IS NO MIGHT OR POWER EXCEPT WITH ALLAH ALONE gardeuethepious When you seek a need, beseech Allah, and when you seek help, ask help from Allah..." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, 2516) - Glorious is He, Who possesses the treasures of the heavens and the earth. When we need anything, we should seek it from Al-Wahhab Al-Karim (The Giver of All and The Generous) not from the creation itself. - “As for seeking the help of Allah alone, it is required because a worshipper is unable to attain his interests, protect himself from harm and evil, and there is none but Allah Who can support him in achieving his worldly and religious interests. If Allah supports a worshipper, such worshipper is saved but if Allah abandons him, he is ruined. This is the very meaning of saying, ‘La Hawla wala Quwwata Illa Billah (There is no might or refuge except in Allah.)’” 📘 (Ibn Rajab al Hanbali Rahimahullah, in a translation of Jami’ Al-Ulum Wal-Hikam) - “If seeking for assistance from the creature is with regard to what no one has power over except Allah, it is major shirk. But if seeking for assistance from creatures has to do with something they are capable of then such is allowed. However, avoiding it is better because it entails degradation and being in need of the people. It is better for you to be contented with Allah the Mighty and Sublime.” 📕 (Commentary by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan) - If we seek help and support from the creation of Allah alone, we will be abandoned with the creation and left in ruin. It is always important to remember nothing happens to us except what Allah has decreed for us. - @gardenofthepious ForeverTemporary

When you seek a need, beseech Allah, and when you seek help, ask help from Allah..." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, 2516) - Glorious is He, Who possess...

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