The Englishwoman in Egypt: Letters from Cairo: Written During a Residence There in 1842, 3, and 4, [and 1845-46], with E.W. Lane, Esq. ... (Google eBook)

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C. Knight, 1844
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Page 176 - Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
Page 228 - Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
Page 176 - OH ! weep for those that wept by Babel's stream, Whose shrines are desolate, whose land a dream : Weep for the harp of Judah's broken shell ; Mourn where their God hath dwelt the godless dwell!
Page 194 - Small ones of iron are worn by many children. It was also a common custom among the Arabs for girls or young women to wear a string of bells on their feet. I have seen many little girls in Cairo with small round bells attached to their anklets. Perhaps it is to the sound of ornaments of this kind, rather than of the more common anklet, that Isaiah alludes
Page 84 - Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come ; and send for cunning women that they may come : and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
Page 191 - His dress baffled all description. The ground of his robes was white ; but he was so covered with jewels of an extraordinary size, and their splendour, from his being seated where the rays of the sun played upon them, was so dazzling, that it was impossible to distinguish the minute parts which combined to give such amazing brilliancy to his whole figure."t NOTE 92.
Page 173 - He now addressed himself to me ; and asked me if I wished the boy to see any person who was absent or dead. I named Lord Nelson ; of whom the boy had evidently never heard ; for it was with much difficulty that he pronounced the name, after several trials. The magician desired the boy to say to the Soolta'n " My master salutes thee, and desires thee to bring Lord Nelson: bring him before my eyes, that I may see him, speedily.
Page 211 - Pasha is almost absolute ; but he has certainly effected a great reform, by the introduction of European military and naval tactics, the results of which have already been considerable, and will be yet more extensive, and, in most respects, desirable. Already it has removed a great portion of that weight of prejudice which has so long...
Page 170 - In the centre, he poured a little ink, and desired the boy to look into it, and tell him if he could see his face reflected in it. The boy replied that he saw his face clearly. The magician, holding the boy's hand all the while...
Page 190 - ), of solid gold or silver, and of the form here sketched, are worn by some ladies ; but are more uncommon than they formerly were. They are of course very heavy, and, knocking together as the wearer walks, make a ringing noise : hence it is said in a song, " The ringing of thine anklets has deprived me of my reason.

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