He is an earnest, sometimes stern and sometimes pathetic, preacher of righteousness, who despises the mere graces of style and the subtleties of an abstruse logic. He has no patience with mere antiquarian study of the Stoical writers.
He despises the king as a statesman, though for the man he has some kindly feeling.
The true Arab despises agriculture; but the pursuit of commerce, the organization and conduct of trading caravans, cannot be carried on without widespread connexions of blood and hospitality between the merchant and the leading sheiks on the route.
He resembles his father in his arrogant tone towards those whom he despises and those whom he hates, and he despises and hates all who differ from him.