mention of the Bab

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mention of the Bab - ellgloae aad Metal Keferaa In Persls. t'lthln s...
ellgloae aad Metal Keferaa In Persls. t'lthln s few veers a new religion has obtslned a foothold in Persia, in opposi tion to Mohammedanism, notwithsisnd- notwithsisnd- ing tbe violent persecution of too Ojv- Ojv- ernment. Ills sailed BAblsm, from tha title BAb (the door) whloh Its founder lint took, la five years, a nation of from tea to twelve . millions . of people, occupying occupying a territory which anciently owned s population of fltty millions, a nation without nswapapera, whloh bas not yet a poetei system, nor even a good public road, bas been permeated through all its parte by ths spirit of a religious belief, whloh aula ail ita pi aoas asmer. one psrtlssns smoogthe orthodox olergy, tne ncn ana lesrnea or the laymen, toe most fanstlo Moslems, the sods, aad the phllosopbsrst. end se ii remark-able, remark-able, remark-able, and, psrhspa, unique fact, even Jews In greet ns rubers bsve beea Inspired by tbe aew revelation. In t-Uoreed t-Uoreed t-Uoreed marriage marriage Is comid trades s thing of the highest highest tntportanoo, not from tbe Mohammedan Mohammedan point of Tie w, "whloh oonttders it merely with regard to the DrnDxtlin of deeoendants, but taking a loftier sight, tne rerormers aim ia to eooautuie family tlee. Upon a man being nrst married, tbe BAb will tolerate his taking a seoond wife, but he doeenotnrge or command the so doing 1 oa the contrary, euoh Is his menlftet repngnanoe to polygamy, that BAblais heslute lo uss ths tolsrsiloa permitted permitted .them concerning a duality of wives. Concubinage la sbeolutely forbidden. forbidden. The BAb bss taken snother step towsrd rlvtlltlng ths Eut, by forbidding divorce, which is tbs gresteai social dla-ease dla-ease dla-ease of the Ferslsn people. It te, Indeed, in Persls, a rare occurrence to dad a woman woman twenty-two twenty-two twenty-two to twenty.fbar years of sgs who bas not already had two or three huabands. What Is little less Importsnt Is, that tba BAb bss forbidden the nee of the vatt, wblrjh laolatee women worn the amenltlea of onotal Ufa, and 00 vers aa existence existence of Intrigue, Indecorum and disorder. disorder. ' , ,

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 23 Jul 1869, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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