"Wuthering" being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather. Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun.
It is not piety that you turn your faces to the East and to the West. True piety is this: to believe in God, and the Last Day, the angels, the Book, and the Prophets, to give of one's substance, however cherished, to kinsmen, and orphans, theneedy, thetraveller, beggars, and toransom the slave, to perform the prayer, to pay the alms.The Koran
My body, now close to fifty years of age, has become an old tree that bears bitter peaches, a snail which has lost its shell, a bagworm separated from its bag; it drifts with the winds and clouds that know no destination. Morning and night I have eaten traveler's fare, and have held out for alms a pilgrim's wallet.Matsuo Basho
Nor alms, nor deeds, that I have done, Can for a single sin atone; To Calvary alone I flee; O God! be merciful to me.Cornelius Elven, p. 510. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.Matthew 6:2-4
Never have I greater reason for suspicion than when I am particularly pleased with myself, my faith, my progress, and my alms.Christian Scriver, p. 540. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
alms (is) for the purity of your soul, and flourishment and expansion of your sustenence.Ayan al-Sh?‘ah, vol.1, p.316
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