Readers of our final year’s adventures at the Euphrates will rarely desire it to be defined to them why the current trip was once undertaken, nor why it stands defined upon our name web page as a “Pilgrimage.” the adventure to Nejd kinds the normal supplement of the adventure via Mesopotamia and the Syrian wasteland; whereas Nejd itself, with the romantic curiosity connected to its identify, turns out no unworthy item of a spiritual feeling, comparable to may suggested the stopover at to a shrine. Nejd, within the mind's eye of the Bedouins of the North, is a area of romance, the cradle in their race, and of these principles of chivalry during which they nonetheless dwell. There Antar played his labours of Hercules, and Hatim Taï the extra old hero entertained his site visitors. To the Ánazeh and Shammar, in particular, whose northward migrations date merely from a couple of generations again, the culture in their birth-place remains to be nearly a recollection; or even to p. xthe Arabs of the sooner invasions, the townsmen of such locations as Bozra, Palmyra, and Deyr, and to the Taï Bedouins, as soon as lords of Jebel Shammar, it appeals with a fascination greater than equivalent to that of the Hejaz itself. Nejd is to them all what Palestine is to the Jews, England to the yankee and Australian colonists; yet with this distinction, that they're bring to an end from the item in their filial reverence extra totally in perform than those through an intervening gulf of desolate tract much less hospitable than any sea. it's infrequent to satisfy at any place within the North an Arab who has crossed the nice Nefûd.
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