The World Displayed, Or, A Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 5 (Google eBook)

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J. Christie, 1815 - Voyages and travels
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Page 299 - 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...
Page 52 - Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
Page 33 - We were sufficiently instructed by experience, what the holy Psalmist means by the dew of Hermon, our tents being as wet with it, as if it had rained all night.
Page 275 - It is the capital of the province of the same name, and residence of the governor ; and possesses a population of from 6000 to 7000 inhabitants.
Page 94 - The ruins of Baalbek astonish every visitant. Their great delineators, who took only an artistic view of them, say: 'When we compare them with those of many ancient cities which we visited in Italy, Greece, Egypt, and other parts of Asia, we cannot help thinking them the boldest plan we ever saw attempted in architecture.
Page 20 - ... rises. Something like this we saw actually come to pass : for the water was stained to a surprising redness ; and, as we observed in travelling, had discoloured the sea a great way into a reddish hue, occasioned doubtless by a sort of minium, or red earth, washed into the river by the violence of the rain, and not by any stain from Adonis's blood.
Page 262 - The relations then took home the body, and enclosing it in the wooden figure of a man, placed it in the catacombs. Another method of embalming, was injecting turpentine of cedar with a pipe into the body without cutting it; they then salted it for seventy days, and afterwards drew out the pipe, which brought along with it the intestines.
Page 84 - I take to be the work of art) are drawn round, one to the right hand, and the other to the left, on the...
Page 409 - Aleppo kept up in yards, are in no danger of injuring their tails : but in some other places, where they feed in the fields, the shepherds are obliged to fix / a piece of thin board to the under part of...
Page 58 - A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire with spikenard ; spikenard and saffron ; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices : a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.

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