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Page 208 - A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
Page 209 - They shall run like mighty men, they shall climb the wall like men of war ; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks. Neither shall one thrust another, they shall walk every one in his path; and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.
Page 209 - The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: and the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
Page 29 - Malaga, fourteen thoufand vine-prerTes, chiefly employed in making the rich wines, which, if white, from the nature of the country, is called mountain ; if red, from the colour, vino tinto, known to us by the name of tent.
Page 215 - Thus, for instance, St. Anthony the abbot secures his votaries from fire, and St. Anthony of Padua delivers them from water ; St. Barbara is the refuge of the timid in times of thunder and of war : St. Blass cures disorders of the throat ; St.
Page 62 - It is adorned with a colonnade of 140 marble pillars. The royal bed-chamber has two alcoves adorned with columns, and a fountain between them in the middle of the room; adjoining are two hot baths. The great hall is about 40 feet square, and 60 in height, with eight windows and two doors, all in deep recesses. Between this and the oblong court is a gallery of 96 feet by 16.
Page 266 - ... forth with plumage, and having found her mate, .begins to lay her eggs. At the end of fix .days from this period of exiftence, having anfwered the end of their creation, they both lie down and die.
Page 196 - The land never rests," says a traveller who some time since visited this country; * " for no sooner has it rewarded the farmer with one crop than he begins to prepare it for another. In September he sows barley ; and having reaped it about the latter end of April, or the first week in May, he immediately puts in maize, which comes off about the middle of September : but before this ripens, he puts in sandias (cucurbita, Linn.), or some other esculent, which yields him a third crop in the course of...
Page 62 - The idea of the ceiling is evidently taken from stalactites or drop stones found in the roofs of natural caverns. The ornaments of the friezes are Arabesque, and perfectly accord with the Arabic inscriptions, which are here suited to the purpose for which each apartment was designed.