Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Syria, and the Holy Land: Including a Journey Round the Dead Sea, and Through the Country East of the Jordan

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John Murray, 1845 - 150 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 65 - And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
الصفحة 93 - And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.
الصفحة 128 - Perhaps there is nothing in the world that resembles it. Only a portion of a very extensive architectural elevation is seen at first, but it has been so contrived that a statue with expanded wings, perhaps of victory, just fills the centre of the aperture in front, which, being closed below by the sides of the rock folding over each other, gives to the figure the appearance of being suspended...
الصفحة 127 - Petra: as we advanced, the natural features of the defile grew more and more imposing at every step, and the excavations and sculpture more frequent on both sides, till it presented at last a continued street of tombs, beyond which the rocks gradually approaching each other, seemed all at once to close without any outlet. There is, however, one frightful chasm for the passage of the stream, which furnishes, as it did anciently, the only avenue to Petra on this side. It is impossible to conceive...
الصفحة 108 - The boy, who was usually stationed on the works where a large party was employed to inform the men when the enemy's fire was directed to that place, had been reproving them for their carelessness in not attending to him, and had just turned his head toward the enemy, when he observed this shot, and instantly called for them to take care ; his caution was, however, too late ; the shot entered the embrasure, and had the above-recited fatal effect. It is somewhat singular...
الصفحة 21 - But where to find that happiest spot below, Who can direct, when all pretend to know ? The shuddering tenant of the frigid zone Boldly proclaims that happiest spot his own; Extols the treasures of his stormy seas, And his long nights of revelry and ease. The naked negro, panting at the line, Boasts of his golden sands and palmy wine, Basks in the glare, or stems the tepid wave, And thanks his gods for all the good they gave.
الصفحة 127 - ... yards together, and there is little more light than in a cavern. The screaming of the eagles, hawks, and owls who were soaring above our heads in considerable numbers, seemingly annoyed at any one approaching their lonely habitation, added much to the singularity of this scene.
الصفحة 133 - And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son : and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.
الصفحة 101 - Martin, observing his distress, generously risked his own life in defence of his officer, and ran to extricate him ; but finding his own efforts ineffectual, called for assistance, when another of the guard joining him, they relieved the officer from his situation, and almost at the same instant the shell burst and levelled the traverse to the ground.
الصفحة 47 - Egyptian plain (That spreads her conquests o'er a thousand states, And pours her heroes through a hundred gates, Two hundred horsemen and two hundred cars From each wide portal issuing to the wars...

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