Travels in Egypt and the Holy Land (Google eBook)

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824 - Egypt - 452 pages
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Page 363 - PRAISE be to God, the Lord of all creatures, the most merciful, the king of the day of judgment. Thee do we worship, and of thee do we beg assistance. Direct us in the right way, in the way of those to whom thou hast been gracious ; not of those against whom thou art incensed, nor of those who go astray...
Page 8 - Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm; and the son of man, which is a worm?
Page 148 - AND when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them ; and straightway he will send them.
Page 42 - As to the unbelievers, their works are like a vapour in a plain, which the thirsty traveller thinketh to be water, until when he cometh thereto he findeth it to be nothing.
Page 369 - To the religious Nun in England On the 3rd of May, at eight o'clock, I will offer, in compliance with your request, my prayers for your recovery. Having made your confession, and communicated, offer up your own also, with that fervency of devotion and entire faith which we owe to our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Stir up from the bottom of your heart the divine virtues of true repentance, of Christian charity to all men, of firm belief that your prayers will be favourably received, and a steadfast resolution...
Page 29 - If these writings of the Greeks agree with the book of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved ; if they disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be destroyed.
Page 373 - Sacred to the memory of The Right Honorable Lady MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU, who happily introduced from Turkey, into this country, the salutary art of inoculating the small-pox. Convinced of its efficacy, she first tried it with success on her own children, and then recommended the practice of it to her fellow-citizens. Thus by her example and advice we have softened the virulence, and escaped the danger, of this malignant disease.
Page 316 - ... and all other official characters ; but, withal, their awfully degraded and cannibal state ; yet, more especially, from the influence Christianity is exerting : directly, in turning men from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to...
Page 364 - IT is the custom of the Mahometans, if they see any printed or written paper upon the ground, to take it up and. lay it aside carefully, as not knowing but it may contain some piece of their Alcoran.
Page 377 - In some of these mournful assemblies it is the custom for a priest to go about to each person at the height of his grief, with a piece of cotton in his hand, with which he carefully collects the falling tears, and which he then squeezes into a bottle, preserving them with the greatest caution. This practically illustrates that passage in the 5 6th Psalm, 8th verse, Put thou my tears into thy bottle.

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