"When I was a child my father had a slave who taught me to pray the Christian prayer in my own language, and told me many things about Lela Marien.
That very night our renegade returned and said he had learned that the Moor we had been told of lived in that house, that his name was Hadji Morato, that he was enormously rich, that he had one only daughter the heiress of all his wealth, and that it was the general opinion throughout the city that she was the most beautiful woman in Barbary, and that several of the viceroys who came there had sought her for a wife, but that she had been always unwilling to marry; and he had learned, moreover, that she had a Christian slave who was now dead; all which agreed with the contents of the paper.
And it was among the rugged hills of Northumbria, by the rocky shore where the sounding waves beat and beat all day long, that the first Christian songs in English were sung.
As has been said, there are lines in Beowulf which seem to have been written by a Christian. But all that is Christian in it is merely of the outside; it could easily be taken away, and the poem would remain perfect.
If this persecuted race, with every discouragement and disadvantage, have done thus much, how much more they might do if the Christian
church would act towards them in the spirit of her Lord!
"There is no pardon for a Christian
who kills a Mussulman.
The list of plays thus presented commonly included: The Fall of Lucifer; the Creation of the World and the Fall of Adam; Noah and the Flood; Abraham and Isaac and the promise of Christ's coming; a Procession of the Prophets, also foretelling Christ; the main events of the Gospel story, with some additions from Christian
tradition; and the Day of Judgment.
I had here the spirit of true Christian
zeal for God and religion before me.
Thus, like the sad presaging raven, that tolls The sick man's passport in her hollow beak, And in the shadow of the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings; Vex'd and tormented, runs poor Barrabas, With fatal curses towards these Christians
"But in Christian
societies and among us, as far as I'm aware, divorce is allowed," said Stepan Arkadyevitch.
"Oh, children of the Prophet, it is known unto you that a Portuguee dog of a Christian
clock mender pollutes the city of Tangier with his presence.
"Don't you know Apollyon, Christian
's old enemy, with whom he fought so fierce a battle in the Valley of Humiliation?