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Architecture - Persian Saracenic
Saracenic architecture in Persia was largely founded on that of the Sassanian dynasty (A.D. 226-642), whose buildings were chiefly palaces which, in their turn, indicate the influence of the older Assyrian and Persian architecture.
Architecture - Turkish Saracenic
When the Seljuk Turks captured Constantinople from the Christians in A.D. 1453, they forthwith based their architecture on the local Byzantine churches, with spherical domes on pendentives and apses crowned with semi-domes, such as those in S. Sophia.
Architecture - Indian Saracenic
Saracenic architecture passed into India from Persia, where it had been influenced by the architecture of the old Sassanian Empire (A.D. 226642).
Saracenic - Comparative Analysis
The Saracenic galleries at the Indian Museum, South Kensington, give an excellent idea of the ornamental features and colour schemes of the style, which is distracting in complexity of decoration rather than reposeful in simplicity of construction.
The Review Of Life
The gradual decline of health and strength is a kind and merciful preparative for the solemn change which awaits us. It seems to lessen the reluctance which our nature feels to give up life, to wean us from the varied attractions of earth, to soften the abrupt transition from the present to a future state of being.
The Old Folks
AH ! don't be sorrowful, darling, And don't be sorrowful, pray Taking the year together, my dear, There isn't more night than day.
Nightfall
The calm, full day, so flushed with light, So draped in placid majesty, Has sunk beneath the mystic sea That shrouds the immortal from our sight.
Father, I Know
FATHER, I know that all my life Is portioned out by thee, And the changes that will surely come I do not fear to see ; But I ask thee for a quiet mind, Intent on pleasing thee.
Our One Life
'Tis not for man to trifle ! life is brief And sin is here. Our age is but the falling of a leaf A dropping tear. We have no time to sport away the hours. All must be earnest in a world like ours.
Retrospect
How many years are fled ! How many friends are dead ! Alas ! how fast The past bath passed ! How speedily life hath sped .
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