The Oriental World: Or, New Travels in Turkey, Russia, Egypt, Asia Minor, & the Holy Land, with Graphic Sketches of Life & Adventures in the Orient... (Google eBook)

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A. D. Worthington & Company; Chicago, A. G. Nettleton & Company, 1878 - 694 pages
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Contents

CHAPTER III
63
SaltbyYcr
68
Tail Piece
77
NEAR1NG THE ORIENT BACKSHEESH
78
V Natives of the Country
85
The Palace Tshiragan
91
THROUGH THE CRIMEA IN AND AROUND SEVASTOPOL
93
Shirking the Cemetery
97
Driving a Bargain
104
A Night at Baidar
106
Caught in the Act
108
ACROSS THE BLACK
110
Tail Piece 9
111
Backsheesh
113
An Impressive Scene
116
CHAPTER VII
123
Head Piece 3
124
Strategy
126
The Reconnoitre
129
The Retreat i
130
A Damascusscd Dog
132
The Pursuit
133
Tail Piece
135
A Turkish Beauty I7
137
An Importunate Moslem
143
Extorting Backsheesh
144
CHAPTER IX
145
Head Piece MS 64 End of the Fast and Beginning of the Feast
146
GoodBye my Friend GoodBye
148
A Turkish Cavass
149
CHAPTER X
153
Head Piece S3 68 Moslems at Prayer
154
Blsmillah 5S 70 The Duplicate
157
Muezzin announcing the Hour of Prayer
158
An Oriental Boot Jack
160
Fartha or Opening Chapter of the Koran
163
Tail Piece S 75 Head Piece
165
CHAPTER XI
166
A Whirling Dervish 7
170
Effect of loo much Whirling
173
Homcepathic Treatment
177
Some of the Brothers of FarA way Moses
184
CHAPTER XIV
197
Head Piece
201
Greek Priest of Modern Times
204
Doing the Ruins
206
CHAPTER XV
213
Tail Piece 90 Head Piece
217
CHAPTER XVI
225
Head Piece S 93 Pickling the Doubter
229
Backsheesh 1 Backsheesh
230
CHAPTER XVII
236
Inspecting the Crew
241
Bad Backsheesh It was Counterfeit
243
St Jean DAcreFull Page
249
A Tricky Beast
254
Beyroul and the Mountain of LebanonFull Page
257
MonDicuI Is th1s the Party for Damascus
262
Head Piece
264
1o3 rAf Cedar 0 Lebanon Full Page 26S 104 Cedar of Lebanon
270
Great Stone at Baalbek
272
Portal of the Temple of the Sun at BaalbekFull Page
275
CHAPTER XX
278
1i5 We Enter Ze Bain Beautiful
297
Softening the Asperities
298
CHAPTER XXII
300
What is Curlew J
305
A Bedouin Encampment 508
307
A Bedouin of the Desert
309
The Terror of the Desert on his Arabian Charger
311
ADVENTURES IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SYRIA
318
Ruins of PalmyraFull Page
319
12S Mount CarmelVail Page
325
CHAPTER XXV
329
Ploughing in Syria
332
All that remains of Capernaum
334
Backsheesh O Howadji
335
The Sea of Tiberias Full Page
337
Magdala
339
CHAPTER XXVI
341
Unhorsing the Doubter
342
Nazareth Full Page
345
Jews of Nazareth Full Page
349
A Syrian Water Bearer
353
CHAPTER XXVII
355
Jerusalem and Surrounding CountryFull Page
359
Once More in DamascusTaking the Short RouteStarting forBeyrout
362
SidonFull Page
365
Tyre
368
Tall Piece
369
CHAPTER XXIX
370
JqffaVall Page
371
Our Dragoman Ali Soloman
374
Backsheesh
375
Jerusalem from the Mount of OlivesFull Page
377
Remains of an Ancient Arch Showing a Portion of the Haram Wall
380
A Street in Jerusalem
381
Arched Street and Fountain Jerusalem
382
Principal Street of JerusalemVilli Page
383
The Golden Gate Jerusalem
386
387
387
Site of the Temple Jerusalem
388
Ancient Signet Ring
389
S3 Exploring the Substructions 39
390
CHAPTER XXXI
398
CHAPTER XXXII
413
CHAPTER XXXIV
440
CHAPTER XXXV
446
CHAPTER XXXVI
457
CHAPTER XXXVII
468
CHAPTER XXXIX
488
CHAPTER XL
499
THE GREAT PYRAMIDS IN THE KINGS BURIAL
513
CHAPTER XLII
529
CHAPTER XLIII
542
CHAPTER XLIV
554
CHAPTER XLVI
585
CHAPTER XLVII
600
CAMELRIDING ADVENTURES AMONG THE NUBIANS
612
CHAPTER XLIX
623
An Egyptian SunsetA Gorgeous SpectacleThe Sky that bends above
637
THE WEDDING OF THE KHEDIVES SON ENJOYING
644
CHAPTER LII
651
WINTER ON THE NILE THE KHAMSEEN AND ITS EFFECTS
667
CHAPTER LIV
678

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Page 618 - Time, Where the softest of airs are playing ; There's a cloudless sky and a tropical clime, And a song as sweet as a vesper chime, And the Junes with the roses are straying. And the name of that Isle is the Long Ago...
Page 205 - Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run, Along Morea's hills the setting sun: Not, as in northern climes, obscurely bright, But one unclouded blaze of living light!
Page 527 - ... to make it the required shape. The head is cut out of the solid rock, and measures nearly 30 feet from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin, and about U ft.
Page 352 - Nazareth was taken by Sultan Khalil in 1291, when he stormed the last refuge of the Crusaders in the neighbouring city of Acre. From that time, not Nazareth only, but the whole of Palestine, was closed to the devotions of Europe. The Crusaders were expelled from Asia, and in Europe the spirit of the Crusades was extinct. But the natural longing to see the scenes of the events of the Sacred History...
Page 105 - Rode thro" the jaws of Death, Half a league back again, Up from the mouth of Hell, All that was left of them, Left of six hundred. " Honour the brave and bold ! Long shall the tale be told, Yea, when our babes are old How they rode onward.
Page 352 - ... but the whole of Palestine, was closed to the devotions of Europe. The Crusaders were expelled from Asia, and in Europe the spirit of the Crusades was extinct. But the natural longing to see the scenes of the events of the Sacred History the superstitious craving to win for prayers the favour of consecrated localities- did not expire with the Crusades.
Page 205 - Salamis ! Their azure arches, through the long expanse, More deeply purpled meet his mellowing glance, And tenderest tints along their summits driven Mark his gay course, and own the hues of Heaven ; Till darkly shaded from the land, and deep, Behind his Delphian cliff he sinks to sleep.
Page 164 - Thee (alone) do we worship, and of Thee (alone) do we ask Aid. "Guide us to the Path that is straight "The Path of those for whom thy Love is great, not those on whom is Hate, nor they that deviate. "Amen!
Page 380 - Winged is each heart, and winged every heel ; They fly, yet notice not how fast they fly ; But by the time the dewless meads reveal The fervent sun's ascension in the sky, Lo, towered Jerusalem salutes the eye! A thousand pointing fingers tell the tale ; "Jerusalem!" a thousand voices cry, "All hail, Jerusalem !" hill, down, and dale, Catch the glad sounds, and shout,
Page 309 - ... dress of the clan, viz., an undergarment of calico, gray or blue, extending to the mid-leg, and fastened round the waist by a leathern girdle, in the fashion of our June-saint, John the Baptist. The sleeves are wide, and have very long pendant points. Over this is thrown the cloak (abah) of goats' hair, having usually broad, vertical stripes of white and brown. On the head is the handkerchief (Kafeeyah) of yellow silk or cotton, tied round the temples by a cord of black camels

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