The grand pacha's cruise on the Nile in the viceroy of Egypt's yacht, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Page 31 - If the sun upon his table-cloth instead of dry bread lay, In all the world none would behold again the light of day. The warrior replied, " If I ask him. for the remedy, he may give it or he may not ; and if he give it, it may do me good or it may not. In every case to ask of him is deadly poison.
Page 266 - ... suspicion that supplies had been accumulated in that way to any considerable extent.' The liberating army crossed the Cordillera in divisions, one following another at the distance of a day's journey, but the cavalry, and indeed the battalions, often diverged from the general line of march. This is not to be wondered at when we bear in mind that the only road was an indistinct footpath, which wound over ledges of bare rock, and would frequently admit of no more than...
Page 60 - ... leading from the lake to the palace of Ahmad Pasha. There were two performers here this day, a woman, and a boy about fourteen years of age; both of the class of the Ghugar, or Ghujar, which is the name given in Egypt to Gipsies. They performed twice in the day, and dense crowds assembled to view them. The rope was about eighteen feet from the ground, and the horizontal part of it very short, about twelve feet. The woman, who was profusely clad, in old, but gaudy things, and unveiled, like all...
Page 61 - ... eighteen feet from the ground, and the horizontal part of it very short, about twelve feet. The woman, who was profusely clad in old but gaudy things, and unveiled, like all the gipsy-women of Egypt, performed first, but merely walked along the rope, very slowly and timidly, supporting herself by holding the balancing pole, and resting one end of it upon the ground. The boy ascended immediately after, and did nothing surprising. " Many of the idlers in the neighbourhood of the Ezbekeeyeh were...
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