Notes, During a Visit to Egypt, Nubia, the Oasis, Mount Sinai, and Jerusalem

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J. Murray, 1823 - 340 sidor
 

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Sida 267 - And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
Sida 274 - All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?
Sida 275 - Siloam, by a burial-place at either end, and by the Hill of Calvary ; and the Hill of Calvary is now within the town, so that it was formerly smaller than it is at present. The best view of it is from the Mount of Olives ; it commands the exact shape, and nearly every particular, namely, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Armenian Convent, the Mosque of Omar, St.
Sida 275 - The building itself has a light, pagoda appearance ; the garden in which it stands occupies a considerable part of the city ; and, contrasted with the surrounding desert, is beautiful...
Sida 48 - TMAI — JACKALLS— COSA-FA AND NON-FA-NIENTE— RETROSPECT OF THE DELTA. TENNYS has been thoroughly ransacked — the virtuosi have carried away every sign of its former grandeur, except a small cistern encrusted similarly to those of the " Sette sale" at Rome. To the west is the island of Toomah, here is the burial place of a shekh — a small room hung with strings of wooden beads like a button-maker's shop ; in the centre is a square frame covered with green cloth, on which is embroidered a...
Sida 274 - ... and throughout the whole there is not one symptom of either commerce, comfort, or happiness. Is this the city that men call the Perfection of Beauty, the Joy of the whole Earth...
Sida 98 - I have cast her off." (Burckhardt's "Bedouins," p. 65). Sir F. Henniker in speaking of the difficulty he had in persuading the natives to descend into the crocodile mummy pits, in consequence of some men having lost their lives there, says : " our guides, as if preparing for certain death, took leave of their children ; the father took the turban from his own head, and put it upon that of his son ; or put him in his place, by giving him his shoes,
Sida 66 - An attempt to drill these lawless ragamuffins occasioned the last insurrection — no marching and countermarching, no playing at soldiers ; they, however, suffer themselves to be drawn up in line to listen to the music, if such it may be called, when produced by drums and squeaking Moorish fifes in the hands of Turks ; a number of voices frequently chimed in, and destroyed the monotony ; during this the soldiers were quiet ; so much for the power of even such music over Albanians — the music of...
Sida 183 - Feb. — No variation from yesterday. I am * So it is commanded by the law. already land sick, and have made a calculation, that in each journey of fifteen hours I have been bumped like a school-boy fifty-eight thousand times. 28th Feb. — Nothing is so tedious as the first day's camel riding, except a continuation of it ; and nothing so wearying as a camel's walking pace, except a camel's trot. During the fifty-two hours that I was on the back of the sulky animal, I had been unwittingly endeavouring...
Sida 29 - fantasia" was given to celebrate the circumcision of the village children, who, undergoing the same operation in company, may, if they can, laugh at one another : this event occasions as much rejoicing to the Mohammedan parents as the christening of a son and heir in Christendom ; two drums and two squeaking pipes formed the band ; eight villagers were very awkwardly, but very innocently, handling some long poles, with which they pretended to strike at one another, but gave a minute's notice as...

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